It’s Alive is the first live album by American punk band recorded in London on 31 December 1977 The Ramones. It is not the extended DVD called It’s Alive 1974-1996.
The album draws 28 tracks from the first three studio albums – The Ramones, Leave Home and Rocket To Russia – an in 54 minutes, you’re pressing the play button again.
Did someone say “fast”?
The Ramones It’s Alive
- Rockaway Beach – 2:24 (Rocket To Russia)
- Teenage Lobotomy – 1:55 (Rocket To Russia)
- Blitzkrieg Bop – 2:05 (The Ramones)
- I Wanna Be Well – 2:23 (Rocket To Russia)
- Glad to See You Go – 1:51 (Leave Home)
- Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment – 1:37 (Leave Home)
- You’re Gonna Kill That Girl – 2:28 (Leave Home)
- I Don’t Care – 1:41 (Rocket To Russia)
- Sheena Is a Punk Rocker – 2:16 (Rocket To Russia)
- Havana Affair – 1:35 (The Ramones)
- Commando – 1:40 (Leave Home)
- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – 2:55 (Rocket To Russia)
- Surfin’ Bird – 2:20 (Rocket To Russia)
- Cretin Hop – 1:46 (Rocket To Russia)
- Listen to My Heart – 1:36 (The Ramones)
- California Sun – 1:45 (Leave Home)
- I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You – 1:25 (The Ramones)
- Pinhead – 2:46 (Leave Home)
- Do You Wanna Dance? – 1:39 (Rocket To Russia)
- Chain Saw – 1:29 (The Ramones)
- Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World – 1:55 (The Ramones)
- Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy – 2:03 (Leave Home)
- Judy Is a Punk – 1:14 (The Ramones)
- Suzy Is a Headbanger – 1:53 (Leave Home)
- Let’s Dance – 2:03 (The Ramones)
- Oh Oh I Love Her So – 1:40 (Leave Home)
- Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue – 1:18 (The Ramones)
- We’re a Happy Family – 2:07 (Rocket To Russia)
There’s something very addictive about The Ramones approach to rock’n’roll although you may find that what is interesting song by song wears thin towards the end. There’s not a lot of variety here.
Still if you know The Ramones songs, then I think you’ll love It’s Alive.
They must have been fantastic to see live.
What Other People Say About It’s Alive By The Ramones
It has done well in the lists of best live albums with the following mentions:
Rolling Stone Top 25
So many five star reviews at Amazon tell their own story.
Buying It’s Alive
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