Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Ramones - The 914 Demo's

This little beauty is available under so many different names that I will not even bother to list them all. I have it under 3 different names on my hard drive. It was recently offered at Big O Magazine , whom I highly recommend for anyone with a deep appreciation of ROIR discs. Can not recommend them highly enough. The legend goes that these demo sessions were recorded in September of 1975 in New York City at 914 Stdios (hence the name) and were eventually released as an import 10" in Europe. The energy and obvious love for what they play shines through to me to this very day whenever I hear these (and most all of their) songs. No artifice or pretension to epic songs or flights of fantasy - just good, solid rock and roll with punk ethos. They made it look so easy that a million kids around the world picked up a guitar/bass or drumsticks and said 'Hell, if THEY can do it - I know I can!' There can be no debate about the influence of The Ramones on not only 'punk rock' but the back-to-basics of the whole DIY attitude that spawned so many great bands and continues to do so everyday. Love these guys and R.I.P.

1. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement
2. 53rd & 3rd
3. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
4. Judy Is A Punk
5. Loudmouth

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DaddyRich said...

blue_ant_01 said...

hey thanks. I worked follow spot for this band a few times in the 70's and really liked them at the time. your kindness really made my night.