On December 31, 1977, The Ramones played a classic show at the Rainbow Theatre in North London. The music was preserved on the 1979 album "It's Alive", considered by many to be the best live album from the punk era, and a portion of the show was later included in the film "Ramones: It's Alive 1974-1996".
The 26-minute film version (below) contains exactly half of the 28 songs on the album:
01. Blitzkrieg Bop
02. I Wanna Be Well
03. Glad to See You Go
04. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
06. Havana Affair
07. Cretin Hop
08. Listen to My Heart
09. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
11. Do You Wanna Dance?
12. Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy
13. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
14. We're A Happy Family
The set list draws on material from the band's first three albums: "Ramones", from early 1976, and "Leave Home" and "Rocket to Russia", both released in 1977. The Ramones are still in their classic lineup here, including Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman) on vocals, Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) on guitar, Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) on bass and Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi) on drums. Tommy Ramone quit playing drums for the group a few months later. "Ramones: It's Alive" captures one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time at their absolute zenith.
It's a great way to get the New Year's party rolling.
Hey! Ho! Let's Go!
Now, as 40 years ago!
HAPPY NEW 2018.