4. Ramones – It’s Alive

As a kid i was undecided as to what Ramones album to get, money was tight and the local shop (Sport ‘n’ Sound, Ballyclare) had Rocket To Russia, Road to Ruin and It’s Alive. I picked up the latter as it was a double and had a ton of their ‘hits’ on it. Still the best live album i’ve got by a long way. I get shivers even thinking about “we’re da Ramones..dis wans called Rockaway Bayuuch..One..Chew Three Faw!”.

 

 

 

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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