18 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the '90s, The Ramones were finally acknowledged universally as the ultimate punk rock band, having stuck to their primal approach since 1974 with little variation. With the world finally aware of their greatness, they cruised through concerts worldwide at warp speed, playing harder and faster than ever before. This live album, their third, was recorded at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires on March 16, 1996, and features Joey, Johnny, Marky, and C.J. Ramone making fast work of classics like “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “Rockaway Beach,” and “Beat On the Brat,” alongside lesser-known newer tunes such as “Strength to Endure,” “Cretin Family,” and “The Crusher,” all which come together as one beautiful assault. Two studio recordings—covers of Motorhead’s tribute “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” and The Dave Clark Five’s “Anyway You Want It”—round out the set. While not as seminal as It’s Alive, Greatest Hits Live is an extremely entertaining race through punk’s most accessible and loved group of all time. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the '90s, The Ramones were finally acknowledged universally as the ultimate punk rock band, having stuck to their primal approach since 1974 with little variation. With the world finally aware of their greatness, they cruised through concerts worldwide at warp speed, playing harder and faster than ever before. This live album, their third, was recorded at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires on March 16, 1996, and features Joey, Johnny, Marky, and C.J. Ramone making fast work of classics like “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “Rockaway Beach,” and “Beat On the Brat,” alongside lesser-known newer tunes such as “Strength to Endure,” “Cretin Family,” and “The Crusher,” all which come together as one beautiful assault. Two studio recordings—covers of Motorhead’s tribute “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” and The Dave Clark Five’s “Anyway You Want It”—round out the set. While not as seminal as It’s Alive, Greatest Hits Live is an extremely entertaining race through punk’s most accessible and loved group of all time. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
29 Ratings
29 Ratings
Gruvinator ,

Best Possible Ramones Album to get

Even though this album is filled with songs that can be purchased on It's Alive, there is nothing quite like this one. Being a guitar player myself, the funnest thing to do is play and shred to the fastest songs possible to increase your skill. Every one of these songs is so fast compared to the originals and contains little outbursts from Joey that just make the album really fun to listen to.

Susan Goff ,

Best songs

Blitzkrieg bop, spiderman are the best. These songs are beast. Better than any other music. May Joey Ramone rest in peace

Jimi Hendrix Wannaby ,

Dont waste the money

it dosent sound right

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