Why did pop-punk pioneers the Ramones get no respect, ask Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields in this exhaustive documentary. The back-to-basics band played faster and louder than anyone else on the early '70s scene, and wrote catchy melodies that evoked '60s bubblegum hits. Their skinny jeans and black leather jackets suggested '50s biker gear, but looking utterly sharp in the post-hippie age. Joe Strummer of the Clash asserts that the Ramones bridged English pub rockers and early punk bands; if it hadn't been for their 1976 London gigs, Strummer says, there would have been no Clash, no Stranglers, no Sex Pistols. Core members Jeff Hyman, John Cummings and John Calvin ...