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!