The Ramones, Ramones Mania, Sire, 1988 →amazon.co.jp

As I load my pistol
Of fine German steel
I never thought I’d be so down and out
Having my last meal
But I know I can do it
It just took a few years
As I execute my killer
The morning is near

I give what I’ve got to give
I give what I need to live
I give what I’ve got to give
It’s important if I wanna live
I wanna live
I want to live my life
I wanna live
I want to live my life

The Ramones, “I Wanna Live,” Halfway to Sanity, 1987

ラモーンズのベスト盤」というほとんど語義矛盾に近い暴挙をあえてなし、見事な74分CDを作ってくれた関係者各位に感謝した高3の夏。いまやバンドの数ほど存在するベスト盤だが、これは群を抜いて出色の「名ベスト盤」ではなかろうかと勝手に納得している32の初夏。というわけで寝ます。