Marshall Crenshaw's "Field Day" (1983) boasts probably one of the worst album covers of all time, but is considered one of the best albums of the 1980s. Robert Christgau gives it an A+, too, so I've blogged about it!
It's shocking that all four original Ramones are now dead – but it's also shocking that only one member of this archetypal rock band suffered rock's archetypal death by excess. Dee Dee OD'd, but it was cancer that took singer Joey and guitarist Johnny, now joined by drummer Tommy on July 11th, 2014. In Tommy's case, the cause was bile duct cancer, which first surfaced in March, 2013, when he had to cancel his Acoustic Anarchy tour with former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock.