Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Ramones - "Live, January 7, 1978 At The Palladium, NYC" (Sanctuary, 2004)

Well, i haven't realize until seconds ago and before this words you reading now being typed, that in its eight month life, this blog didn't include yet my favorite band ever, my teenage years companion and the reason for what i was known mostly in high school... The Ramones!
Funnily enough, and for some strange reason da brudders slipped away from this blog's pages. I was sitting with my son and looking on my record collection for something that i haven't touched and listened to for a while and i came across the Ramones almost complete discography (complete if you not count the boots). At first wanted to hear the ultimate live record of all time time (for me even better than "Kick Out The Jams" or "Live at the Apollo"), "It's Alive" but right next to it was sitting its cousin. A record that came out first at 2003 (re-released a year later) but recorded weeks after (if i remember correctly) than "It's Alive". Many referred to "Live, January 7, 1978 At The Palladium, NYC" as a semi-official release but i still think it's a boot. A very fine though, capturing the Queens' bad boys at its absolute peak era, both in studio and on stage! This show originally recorded for a King Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Show and taken from a very good stereo sound board mix.
The original line up of Joey, Johnny, Dee-Dee and Tommy shines, rips and runs through a 27 song list in less than an hour (as usual) delivering the goods! High energy rock n' roll (a.k.a. punk rock) from the mighty four that save it! The ''no time for solos'' Mosrite of Johnny, the ''steady ready go!'' beats of Tommy, the surf bass-lines and of course the "1-2-3-4s" of Dee-Dee plus the highly entertaining fake Brit accent of Joey are all here in the best shape and form!
Pay some respect to the band that saved our favorite music, the ripped jeans kings of NYC, the 3-chord (maximum!) and 3 minute heroes of our own, the Ramones!
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NYC 1978 


  1. Way Cool!
    Thanks a lot!
    I was over thirty when the Ramones first came out!

  2. Thanks Exeter, i was born 9 months later from this Ramones recording...

  3. Hey-

    I just found your blog. Its fucking brilliant. We dig a lot of the same stuff... it's a real treasure trove here

    Tony, NYC

  4. I was born in 1979, but I managed to see the Ramones twice in concert (w/ CJ not DeeDee of course, but still THE RAMONES). Did you ever catch them in Greece Mihaleez?

    Their genius is that their songs seem like simple "3-chord punk" but are impossible to duplicate!
    Also, when I was a teenage punk-rocker, the Ramones taught me that it was ok to love 60s girl groups and bubble-gum!

  5. "Did you ever catch them in Greece Mihaleez?"
    - Unfortunately no, even though they came here 3-4 times. I grew up on a small city about two and a half hours distance by car and the last time da brudders came here, i was 14 yo. As you can easily imagine i did a huge fight with my parents, but in the end stayed home. I fought the law and the law won....