2. It’s Alive – The Ramones

Just heard of Tommy’s passing, the last original member. Sad. Another relentless album, there’s a theme here. This a live album, which I normally detest for reasons of compromised sound quality, but The Ramones live is an entirely different matter. It transforms a great band into the best band. This album directly inspired PWEI’s first EP (5 songs in 7 minutes). Our first sets were 13 songs in 22 mins. 1,2,3,4…

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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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