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

ZZ Zalin228 ,

locoreveiw

This is a great one! After hearing this, I knew for sure, that the ramones are my favorite band of all time!!!! The guitar in Bonzo Goes to Bitburg is great!!

PizzaPeople ,

This is the best ramones record

i am a huge ramones fan. the review is wrong. this record is better than its alive. this is what most ramones shows were like. if you cant afford a bootleg, get this. it will blow your head off. the versions of chinese rocks and pinhead are my favorites. oh god, they're all good. i love it when joey drops words from the songs. you can almost hear johnny getting pissed at him. no upstrokes man.

JerseyPunk ,

wheres we're outta here?

this is a great live album, but where's we're outta here. i had to pay 30 bucks in some record store near where i live for it. totaly worth it, but still, i'd rather pay lik...15 bucks than 30 bucks.

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