:: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 ::

Punk Rock Countdown: No. 15
"Havana Affair," by the Ramones
Another great cut from the Ramones first album, "Havana Affairs" touches on geopolitical issues. It's a speedy trip through time back to the Bay of Pigs era, told from the point of view of a Cuban banana-picker-turned-CIA guide who spies on Cuban talent shows. After "Blitzkrieg Bop," which has the best crash cymbal this side of "76 Trombones," "Havana Affair" has the best percussion on this album. This song baby, baby makes me loco.

:: Andrew 07:51 + ::

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