Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Ramones "It's Alive 1974-1996" double DVD


“It’s Alive 1974-1996” Features More Than Four Hours of Rare and Previously Unreleased Concert Performances From Around the World

Double-DVD Set Will Be Available October 2 From Rhino

Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, Tommy, Marky, Richie, and C-Jay – the Ramones will always be the first “family” of punk. Together more than 20 years, the Ramones inspired legions of followers as they refined their signature garage-flavored, ear-shattering, pop-skewed sound with a string of now-classic, loud-and-fast punk rock records and 2,263 concerts. Rhino sends you back to rock rock, rock ’n’ roll high school with a double-DVD that captures the essence of the Ramones’ legendary racket with more than four hours of rare and unreleased performances. IT’S ALIVE 1974-1996 will be available October 2 at regular retailers and online at for a suggested list price of $19.99.

More than four years in the making, Tommy Ramone served as music supervisor for this collection. Arranged chronologically over two DVDs, IT’S ALIVE 1974-1996 relives some of the band’s best performances with live footage of more than 100 songs, including “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker,” “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue,” “Beat On The Brat” and “I Wanna Be Sedated.” With more than four hours of impossible-to-find and unreleased live footage, this collection will make you feel like you’re standing in stale beer at CBGB shouting along with Dee Dee as he counts off, “One, two, three, four!”

The DVD also includes previously unreleased footage filmed on New Year’s Eve in 1977 during the band’s incendiary performance at The Rainbow Theatre in London. The entire concert was released in 1979 as the It’s Alive album, considered one of the best live records ever. The DVD features 14 songs in 5.1 Surround Sound taken from the show including “Pinhead,” “We’re A Happy Family,” and “Havana Affair.”

Nine performances recorded in 1982 at the US Festival in San Bernardino, CA are also featured here in 5.1 Surround Sound. The band fires off hit after hit, blazing through “The KKK Took My Baby Away,” “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment,” and “Rock ’n’ Roll High School.” During the show, the band also covers “Chinese Rocks,” a song Dee Dee wrote, which was recorded by Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers.

Spanning the Ramones’ entire career, the DVD follows the band from its earliest performances at CBGB, to their last international performance in Argentina. IT’S ALIVE 1974-1996 travels around the world with the Ramones, capturing priceless performances in the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Spain, Argentina, Finland, Italy and the U.S. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, the band may be gone, but their sound and influence are indestructible.

IT’S ALIVE 1974-1996
Disc 1

CBGB – New York, NY (9/15/74)

1. “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”
2. “I Don't Wanna Go Down To The
3. “Judy Is A Punk”
Max’s Kansas City – New York, NY (4/18/76)
4. “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
5. “53rd & 3rd”
The Club – Cambridge, MA (5/12/76)
6. “Chain Saw”
Max’s Kansas City – New York, NY (10/8/76)
7. “Havana Affair”
8. “Listen To My Heart”
My Father’s Place – Roslyn, NY (4/13/77)
9. “I Remember You”
10. “Carbona Not Glue”
CBGB – New York, NY (6/11/77)
11. “Blitzkrieg Bop”
12. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”
13. “Beat On The Brat”
14. “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”
15. “Rockaway Beach”
16. “Cretin Hop”
17. “Oh Oh I Love Her So”
18. “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The
The Second Chance – Ann Arbor, MI (6/26/77)
19. “Rockaway Beach”
20. “Carbona Not Glue”
The Ivanhoe Theater – Chicago, IL (7/6/77)
21. “Pinhead”
22. “Suzy Is A Headbanger”
The Armadillo – Austin, TX (7/14/77) Early Show
23. “Commando”
24. “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
The Armadillo – Austin, TX (7/14/77) Late Show
25. “Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy”
26. “53rd & 3rd”
27. “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The
Liberty Hall – Houston, TX (7/15/77)
28. “Loudmouth”
29. “I Remember You”
30. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”
Liberty Hall – Houston, TX (7/16/77)
31. “Oh Oh I Love Her So”
32. “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The
Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert – L.A., CA (8/9/77)
33. “Loudmouth”
34. “Judy Is A Punk”
35. “Glad To See You Go”
36. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”
The Camera Mart Stages – New York, NY (9/3/77)
37. “Swallow My Pride”
38. “Pinhead”
39. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”
It’s Alive, The Rainbow Theatre – London (12/31/77)
40. “Blitzkrieg Bop”
41. “I Wanna Be Well”
42. “Glad To See You Go”
43. “You're Gonna Kill That Girl”
44. “Commando”
45. “Havana Affair”
46. “Cretin Hop”
47. “Listen To My Heart”
48. “I Don't Wanna Walk Around With
49. “Pinhead”
50. “Do You Wanna Dance?”
51. “Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy”
52. “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”
53. “We're A Happy Family”

Disc 2
Musikladen – Bremen, Germany (9/13/78)
1. “Rockaway Beach”
2. “Teenage Lobotomy”
3. “Blitzkrieg Bop”
4. “Don't Come Close”
5. “I Don't Care”
6. “She's The One”
7. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”
8. “Cretin Hop”
9. “Listen To My Heart”
10. “I Don't Wanna Walk Around With
11. “Pinhead”
The Old Grey Whistle Test – London (9/19/78)
12. “Don't Come Close”
13. “She's The One”
14. “Go Mental”
Top of the Pops – London (9/28/78)
15. “Don't Come Close”
Oakland, CA (12/28/78)
16. “I'm Against It”
17. “Needles And Pins”
San Francisco Civic Center, S.F., CA (6/9/79)
18. “I Want You Around”
19. “I'm Affected”
20. “California Sun”
The Old Grey Whistle Test – London (1/15/78)
21. “Rock 'N' Roll High School”
22. “Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll
Top of the Pops – London (1/31/80)
23. “Baby I Love You”
Sha Na Na – L.A., CA (5/19/80)
24. “Rock 'N' Roll High School”
Mandagsborsen – Stockholm, Sweden (10/26/81)
25. “We Want The Airwaves”
TVE Musical Express – Madrid, Spain (11/17/81)
26. “This Business Is Killing Me”
27. “All Quiet On The Eastern Front”
US Festival – San Bernardino, CA (9/3/82)
28. “Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll
29. “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”
30. “Rock 'N' Roll High School”
31. “I Wanna Be Sedated”
32. “Beat On The Brat”
33. “The KKK Took My Baby Away”
34. “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”
35. “Chinese Rocks”
36. “Teenage Lobotomy”
The Old Grey Whistle Test – London (2/26/85)
37. “Wart Hog”
38. “Chasing The Night”
Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2/3/87)
39. “Blitzkrieg Bop”
40. “Freak Of Nature”
41. “Crummy Stuff”
42. “Love Kills”
43. “I Don't Care”
44. “Too Tough To Die”
45. “Mama's Boy”
Provinssirock Festival, Seinäjoki, Finland (6/4/88)
46. “I Don't Want You Anymore”
47. “Weasel Face”
48. “Garden Of Serenity”
49. “I Just Want To Have Something To
50. “Surfin’ Bird”
51. “Cretin Hop”
52. “Somebody Put Something In My
53. “We're A Happy Family”
R.I.T., Rochester, NY (10/8/88)
54. “Do You Remember Rock ’N’ Roll Radio”
55. “Wart Hog”
Rolling Stone Club – Milan, Italy (3/16/92)
56. “Psycho Therapy”
57. “I Believe In Miracles”
58. “I Wanna Live”
59. “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg)”
60. “Pet Sematary”
61. “Animal Boy”
62. “Pinhead”
Top of the Pops – London (6/29/95)
63. “I Don't Wanna Grow Up”
River Plate Stadium – Estadio Antonio V. Liverti – Buenos Aires, Argentina (3/16/96)
64. “I Wanna Be Sedated”
65. “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”

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