"Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, who signed The Ramones, knew of this recording studio above Radio City Music Hall, Plaza Sound, where Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra rehearsed in the 1930s. The elevator didn't go all the way up to the studio though, so you had to drag your equipment up like two flights of stairs. This was where Ramones was recorded for the legendary sum of $6,400 in seven days. They turned on the tape recorder and played the songs as if it were a show -- one take on each song. Craig Leon, who co-produced the album with Tommy Ramone, is at the sound board on the far right."