Watch the Ramones Tear Through Their First European TV Appearance: Exclusive Preview
Fans will soon get to see the Ramones in all their primal glory on a new vinyl and DVD set that includes their first-ever European TV performance. You can check out an exclusive preview clip above.
Though they'd been performing regularly in New York for years, the Ramones were an unknown band when they performed on Live at German Television: Musikladen Recordings 1978. In a new bonus interview, a person connected to the program remembers going to nearby bars to hand out free tickets just to fill the studio with faces.
Nevertheless, Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny and Marky Ramone gave it their all during their performance. The Sept. 13, 1978, stop at Radio Bremen included 25 songs, bashed out over just 50 minutes. A number of the Ramones' earliest, best-known songs – including "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Teenage Lobotomy," "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" and "Rockaway Beach" – are featured, as are a string of tasty lesser-known cuts. The complete track listing for Live at German Television: Musikladen Recordings 1978 is below. The package is available at Amazon.
Marky (who was born Marc Bell) is the only surviving member of the 1978 lineup. Singer Joey died in 2001, bassist Dee Dee in 2002 and guitarist Johnny in 2004. Marky replaced founding drummer Tommy, who passed away in 2014.
Ramones, 'Live At German Television: Musikladen Recordings 1978' Track Listing
"I Don't Want You"
"Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment"
"You're Gonna Kill That Girl"
"Don't Come Close"
"I Don't Care"
"She's the One"
"Sheena is a Punk Rocker"
"Needles & Pins"
"Listen to my Heart"
"I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You"
"Do You Wanna Dance"
Judy is a Punk"
"Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World"
"Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"
"We are a Happy Family"
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