Donna Gains - Class of 1968 - Why the Ramones Matter
These days I’m a surfy professor of sociology in the SUNY system enjoying life in Long Beach NY. My new book, *Why The Ramones Matter* has been published by
Texas University Press. Part eulogy, part encomium, the book
examines the historical, social, cultural, personal and political impact of the
mighty Ramones who honored our homeland with their legendary song, “Rockaway
Beach....not far, not hard to reach.” Below, in June with CJ Ramone, their bass
player and keeper of the faith.