There is a new two disc DVD set available of concert footage of The Ramones. It begins with a show from 1974 and ends with shows from 1996. I pre-ordered it on Amazon and recently received it, and watched the first disc last night. It rules. Buy it.
It is amazing to see what a dynamic, exciting band they were live, and sad to think they are all now dead (except the drummers, of course).
The long concert clip from the show that became the album It's Alive is unbelievable.
It is available on Amazon and other places. Here is a re-posting of a last.fm journal I wrote last year about when I saw them live back in 1979 (yes, I am old now but still devoted to the music!)
The Ramones, Old Chicago, October 20th, 1979
One of the best shows I have ever seen was also my first punk show. Ramones.
My girlfriend and I saw in the paper that The Ramones were playing at Old Chicago. …