Ramones – “Rocket To Russia” Remaster Test Pressing LP/ From Producer Ed Stasium

A mint condttion test pressing of the Ramones’ Rocket to Russia (Remaster 2017) from the archive of legendary Ramones producer/engineer/associate Ed Stasium.  This was used during the production process of this album, and the cover has been signed by Stasium.  Included is Ed Stasium’s signed letter of authenticity.
Stasium’s included letter reads:
This letter is to authenticate a test pressing of the Ramones album ‘Rocket to Russia’ [Remaster 2017] from my personal collection.  During my long associate with the Ramones, I worked on nine of their original albums, as engineer, mixer, producer, additional guitarist and backing vocalist.  I have also engineered, remixed, and produced numerous demos, reissues and live albums for the band.  This test pressing was used during the album’s production, and I have signed the sleeve.  Gabba Gabba Hey!  [signed] Ed Stasium.
The disc is in Mint condition, and of course, literally one of the very first off the presses, insuring exceptional fidelity.

Wikipedia notes: The recording began on August 21, 1977 and took place in Midtown Manhattan at Media Sound Studios…On the first day of sessions, guitarist Johnny Ramone brought a copy of the  Sex Pistols’ single “God Save the Queen” with him, remarking that their type of music “robbed” the band. He emphasized that the album’s sound engineer Ed Stasium needed to incorporate better production than that of the Sex Pistols, to which Stasium replied “no problem”. Johnny relates: “These guys ripped us off and I want to sound better than this.”

Though the album cites Tony Bongiovi and Tommy Ramone as the head producers, much of the album’s production was done by Stasium; Johnny went so far as to insist that Bongiovi was “not even there” during the band’s recording sessions.   

Matrix numbers are RR1-6042 A RT Sterling One-Two-Three-Four 21529 1A and RR1-6042 B RT Sterling Cretins Gonna Hop Some More  21529 1B.

A great Ramones collectible, directly from the source.

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