12Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones

The Ramones in Rock n Roll High School

Along with the Sex Pistols, The Ramones might be one of the most influential punk acts of the late 70s. In 1979, they decided to capitalize on that fame with their very own movie. The plot is a fairly straightforward one, about the relationship between youthful angst and rock n'

roll. With the help of the rock band, a group of delinquent high school students decide to take over their school with a pirated rock station. All the while, they must do battle with the stuffy administrative staff who hate rock n’ roll — especially the Ramones.

The plot for Rock ‘n’ Roll High School isn’t anything terribly unique. A group of rebel students like to listen to rock music, their parents and teachers don’t, their two ideals clash and the film ends with the plucky teenagers winning the day with the help of the Ramones. Still, the film is a lot of fun with a bunch of great songs from one of the greatest bands of their day. This comes highly recommended if you're in the mood for a cult comedy, or just a plain fan of the legacy that the famous punk act left behind.

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