Monday, June 18, 2012

Ramones: Live at Arturo Vega's Loft, 1975



If you like your Ramones (more HERE) primitive (and who doesn't, really?) then this piece of history is for you. The sound is dirty as hell but it's still amazing that this not only exists but how how clearly it demonstrates the band's focus well before the recording of the first album.





The fact that this was filmed says that a lot of people, artistic director Arturo Vega not least among them, knew that something earth-shaking was afoot in NYC.




Ramones-maniacs:
What do you make of this super-early
Ramones performance?


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16 comments:

  1. Ramones-maniacs:
    What do you make of this super-early
    Ramones performance?
    https://rapidshare.com/files/2022087260/Rms_LaAVL_75.rar

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  2. What to make of it? History, that's all. The lyrics, the look, the rawness, the tempo -- this is the template. It'd be a wondrous thing to see in 1977, but check that date. This is the Big Bang, on film. Long live The Ramones!
    C in California

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  3. I really think people will regret not seeing The Ramones years from now. Thanks for all the great posts, this one especially

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  4. Love them all so far - couldn't open the arturo's loft one? anyone else have this problem? thanks!!!

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    1. Haven't heard anything else yet...

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  5. That is amazing. I am astonished that at that early date they had already "refined" their sound and image to such an extent. When I first heard 'em, I thought they were a joke (my mistake). Now I love 'em.

    Ace

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    1. Yeah I think a lot of people were stunned into laughter when they first heard the Ramones.

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  6. That was amazing. I need to listen to more Ramones.

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    1. That's our Prime Directive here.

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  7. i saw the ramones 3 or 4 times, but i would have traded them all to have seen this performance in 1975. it is the loudest i have ever heard johnny's guitar. and yes, raw.

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  8. Learn all about the Ramones in the book;
    “ON THE ROAD WITH THE RAMONES”.
    Throughout the remarkable twenty-two-year career of the Ramones the seminal punk rock band, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers and Recording Academy Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners Monte A. Melnick saw it all. He was the band’s tour manager from their 1974 CBGB debut to their final show in 1996. Now, in this NEW UPDATED EDITION he tells his story. Full of insider perspectives and exclusive interviews and packed with over 250 personal color photos and images; this is a must-have for all fans of the Ramones.

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    1. I'm usually against people adverting in the comments, but any friend of the Ramones (and Monte was one of the most loyal) is welcome to plug whatever, wherever they want.
      I do have to read this book...

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