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The Ramones 3/31/1992

Review

Between 1976 and 1978, the Ramones could seemingly do no wrong, and It's Alive, the album that preserved their 1977-going-on-1978 New Year's Eve show in London for the ages, captured the pride of Forest Hills at the peak of their form, turning three-chord downstroke into the stuff of magic. By 1990, the band's albums were generally good but not great, and it seemed as if their days of studio glory were behind them. But anyone who ever saw the Ramones live will tell you that right up to the end, they never failed to deliver on-stage, and if Loco Live isn't quite up to the same level as It's Alive, it proves these guys always gave their fans the sweat, muscle, and cool tunes they came to see. The buzz of Johnny Ramone's guitar is still gloriously relentless, Joey yelps like he means it (and if he has a little more to say between songs, most of it's cool), Marky remains King of the Big Beat, and C.J. plays at least as well as Dee Dee (and is nearly as good at yelling "wuntootreeFAH!"). And if the presence of "Mama's Boy," "Someone Put Something in My Drink," and "I Believe in Miracles" don't exactly give Loco Live an edge over the first-three-albums set list of It's Alive, the truth is nearly all the newer songs sound stronger (and faster) on-stage, and the old stuff is, as always, a joy to behold. If you're going to buy a Ramones live album, the blazing It's Alive is the one to get, but Loco Live proves these old soldiers never gave up the fight -- 13 years on, they were still loud and proud, and you can't help but love 'em for it. ~ Mark Deming
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The Ramones 1:54
  3. 2 Durango 95 The Ramones 0:47
  4. 3 Teenage Lobotomy The Ramones 1:32
  5. 4 Psycho Therapy The Ramones 2:16
  6. 5 Blitzkrieg Bop The Ramones 1:45
  7. 6 Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio? The Ramones 3:0
  8. 7 I Believe in Miracles The Ramones 2:51
  9. 8 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment The Ramones 1:20
  10. 9 Rock 'N' Roll High School The Ramones 1:49
  11. 10 I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones 2:9
  12. 11 The KKK Took My Baby Away The Ramones 2:42
  13. 12 I Wanna Live The Ramones 2:18
  14. 13 My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) The Ramones 2:53
  15. 14 Chinese Rocks The Ramones 2:3
  16. 15 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker The Ramones 1:48
  17. 16 Rockaway Beach The Ramones 2:3
  18. 17 Pet Sematary The Ramones 4:16
  19. 18 Judy Is a Punk The Ramones 1:28
  20. 19 Mama's Boy The Ramones 2:9
  21. 20 Animal Boy The Ramones 1:55
  22. 21 Wart Hog The Ramones 1:36
  23. 22 Surfin' Bird The Ramones 2:30
  24. 23 Cretin Hop The Ramones 1:24
  25. 24 I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You The Ramones 1:12
  26. 25 Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World The Ramones 1:39
  27. 26 Pinhead The Ramones 2:37
  28. 27 Somebody Put Something in My Drink The Ramones 2:38
  29. 28 Beat on the Brat The Ramones 2:15
  30. 29 Ignorance Is Bliss The Ramones 3:31
  31. 30 I Just Want to Have Something to Do The Ramones 2:16
  32. 31 Havana Affair The Ramones 1:22
  33. 32 I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement The Ramones 1:51

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