artist: RAMONES (New York City, New York, USA)
location: New York City, New ork, USA
date: 31 March 1977
length: 34 minutes
Solidifying my belief that RAMONES are wholly overrated, this "Leave Home"-era set blows up the "full speed ahead, all go/no slow, rapid fire" myth. Ballads, pauses between songs, essentially a mid-paced affair all around. Things pick up for the last several tracks, but I'd probably have already been outside drinking beer on the sidewalk by the time they got to the good stuff. Don't get me wrong, RAMONES are fine, but....