32 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s Alive remains the definitive Ramones live album, capturing the group at its peak in London on New Year’s Eve, 1977-78. Yet this set, Loco Live—released in 1991 with C.J. Ramone and not Dee Dee—remains true to The Ramones' legend as a killer live band. At this point, The Ramones were still scoring the occasional hit single (or having an older song rediscovered), but their live shows were all about entertaining the punk and metal kids who loved it louder, faster, and louder again. The band satisfies all comers with songs both new and old performed with a conviction that never left them. Apparently, the band members didn’t need to speak to one another; they just needed C.J. to count off the song and they’d go for it. Highlights here include a stripped-down “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio,” the later classic “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg),” “Mama’s Boy," and “Somebody Put Something in My Drink,” all played alongside the usual suspects like “Pinhead,” “Blitzkrieg Bop," and “Rockaway Beach.” 

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s Alive remains the definitive Ramones live album, capturing the group at its peak in London on New Year’s Eve, 1977-78. Yet this set, Loco Live—released in 1991 with C.J. Ramone and not Dee Dee—remains true to The Ramones' legend as a killer live band. At this point, The Ramones were still scoring the occasional hit single (or having an older song rediscovered), but their live shows were all about entertaining the punk and metal kids who loved it louder, faster, and louder again. The band satisfies all comers with songs both new and old performed with a conviction that never left them. Apparently, the band members didn’t need to speak to one another; they just needed C.J. to count off the song and they’d go for it. Highlights here include a stripped-down “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio,” the later classic “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg),” “Mama’s Boy," and “Somebody Put Something in My Drink,” all played alongside the usual suspects like “Pinhead,” “Blitzkrieg Bop," and “Rockaway Beach.” 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings
419echo ,

True Legends

I saw the Ramones in '92, for the first time. No words can describe how good that show was. Listening to this recording from the same tour, you can get a hint of what it was like, but to be there and watch it all, well, no one produced the same kind of energy onstage as the Ramones. People who listen to their studio albums have NO idea what the Ramones were capable of as live band. I tell people, 'you gotta listen to a live recording to get it...' and here is proof. RIP Ramones. No one will ever do it as well.

Niklaus11 ,

So Epic

Just so ya know, I don't wanna go down to the basement is track 32 on this version and carbonara not glue is on the same track but after pet semmetary like a 2 in 1 deal.
Rip
Johnny Joey CJ Marky Deedee ramone

Synfulpandas ,

He'll yeah

Awesome live album love the ramones
Definitely worth the money

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