Ramones - It's Alive (40th Anniversary Edition)
2LP Set on Red & Blue vinyl
Rainbow Theatre, London 31.12.77
One of the greatest live albums of all time, It's Alive captures the ramones at their absolute peak. recorded at the Rainbow in Finsbury Park on new year's eve 1977, the album contains 28 songs (every one a classic) from the band's landmark first three albums: Ramones, Leave Home, and Rocket to Russia performed at breakneck speed in under an hour. in fact, the band only pauses long enough for bassist Dee Dee to count off the next tune - 'one-two-three-four' and for singer Joey to complain about some bad chicken vindaloo. It has often been said that the Ramones helped save rock and roll by making it fun again - It's Alive is the perfect case in point. Long live the Ramones!