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The Ramones - Greatest Hits Live
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The Ramones - Greatest Hits Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Single-mindedness is not frequently considered an asset in rock & roll, but it's all the Ramones have going for them, and they've certainly made it work over the years. Pile-driving rhythms, ear-shattering volume, a stack ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ramones
Title: The Ramones - Greatest Hits Live
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fontana Mca
Original Release Date: 6/18/1996
Release Date: 6/18/1996
Album Type: Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008811145927, 0008811145927

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Single-mindedness is not frequently considered an asset in rock & roll, but it's all the Ramones have going for them, and they've certainly made it work over the years. Pile-driving rhythms, ear-shattering volume, a stack of great songs, and those hilarious "one-two-three-four" count-offs--that's pretty much the m.o. of every Ramones show. Greatest Hits Live offers no real surprises, then, but something you wouldn't really expect from a punk band--nostalgia. The group runs through 16 songs recorded live in about twice as many minutes, including "I Wanna Be Sedated," "Beat on the Brat," the "Spider Man" theme, and "Pet Sematary" (which, at three and a half minutes could be considered a jam-type tune for the Ramones). Two studio tracks, the self-congratulatory "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." and "Any Way You Want It" (alas, not the Journey song), don't add much to the discussion. --Daniel Durchholz

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R-A-M-O-N-E-S
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 05/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Greatest Hits Live"? Uh, they didn't actually have any hits. Don't get me wrong, I love these guys, but it's a pretty silly title for the album. Anyway, this album was recorded live during the Ramones farewell tour, on 2/29/96(Leap day!) in New York City. Unfortunately, only about half the show is included here. On the plus side, several of the songs here are from their last studio album, so these are the first live versions of those songs. It's a typical, solid Ramones concert. There are also two bonus studio tracks included. They are covers of Motorhead's "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." and The Dave Clark Five's "Any Way You Want It". I happen to like both of them a lot. This is not an essential Ramones CD by any means, but their hardcore fans will want to get it. For the curious, here is the coplete set list of the 2/29/96 concert:1.Durango 95
2.Teenage Lobotomy
3.Psycho Therapy
4.Blizkrieg Bop
5.Do You Remember Rock'N'Roll Radio
6.I Believe in Miracles
7.Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
8.Rock'N'Roll High School
9.I Wanna Be Sedated
10.Spider-Man
11.The KKK Took My Baby Away
12.I Don't Want To Grow Up
13.Commando
14.Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
15.Rockaway Beach
16.Pet Sematary
17.Strength to Endure
18.Cretin Family
19.Do you Wanna Dance?
20.Somebody Put Something In my Drink
21.California Sun
22.Wart Hog
23.Cretin Hop
24.R.A.M.O.N.E.S
25.Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
26.Pinhead
27.The Crusher
28.I Just Want To Have Something To Do
29.We're a Happy Family
30.Anyway You Want It
31.53rd And 3rd
32.Beat On The Brat
33.Love Kills
34.Chinese Rocks
35.Havana Affair"
Ya wanna know why I'm the first one to write about thisdisc?
Johnny Heering | 05/11/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"It's because it's a totally redundant contract-filler. The songs aren't the problem; it's the lack of excitement. Joey even sounds kinda bored... well, make that more bored than usual. What a drag. Makes the competent LOCO LIVE album look like a masterpiece in comparison (tho' IT'S ALIVE still stands as the true classic, and one of the best live rock albums of all time). Leave this alone... for completists only. (Guilty!)"
I was there
The Pirate | Regina, Saskatchewan Canada | 05/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This show was great, I was there and it was the best Ramones show I ever saw. Its just to bad so many tunes did not make it on."