The Ramones released their debut album, Ramones, in 1976. It features highly recognizable songs, such as “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “Judy Is A Punk”.
The album didn’t really capture critical attention when released, but has since been recognized as a visionary punk album. The album also influenced a wide range of rock acts outside of the punk scene.
The RIAA certified the album as gold on April 30th, 2014 – 38 years after it was released. This means the album has finally sold over 500,000 copies.
This isn’t the first time the band has gone gold, in 1994 the band’s compilation album Ramones Mania (1988) went gold. However, it did take a long time for this influential debut album to hit the 500,000 mark.