July 14, 2014 – 3:32 pm

TOMMY RAMONE R.I.P. 1952-2014

The Ramones’ original drummer Tommy Ramone has died on July 11, 2014. “We are saddened to announce the passing of Ramones founding drummer Tommy (Erdelyi) Ramone. #RIPTommy Ramone,” a posting on the band’s official Twitter account announced. The band, founded in New York in 1974, had a major influence on punk rock. Tommy Ramone was the last surviving member of its original lineup. He died aged 62. Variety said Tommy Ramone had been undergoing treatment for bile duct cancer at a hospice when he died. All members of the band adopted the surname Ramone although they were not related. Tommy Ramone, whose real surname was Erdelyi, was the last of the original four Ramones. The other Ramones were guitarist Johnny; bassist Dee Dee and vocalist Joey.

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Cambridge, MA 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Club, Cambridge, MA; May 21, 1976 (it’s also been listed as May 12, 1976). Fairly good soundboard (could also be FM).

Here’s one more for the road…

Thanks to Jeff James who originally shared this at STG; and to kidajoe for keeping the show alive at Dime.

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Track 01. Blitzkreig Bop 2:16 (3.8MB)
Track 02. I Remember You 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 03. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment 1:41 (2.8MB)
Track 04. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend 2:28 (4.1MB)
Track 05. 53rd & 3rd 2:05 (3.5MB)
Track 06. Havana Affair 1:48 (3.0MB)
Track 07. California Sun 1:47 (3.0MB)
Track 08. Judy Is A Punk 1:19 (2.2MB)
Track 09. I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 10. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World 2:08 (3.6MB)
Track 11. Beat On The Brat 2:18 (3.9MB)
Track 12. Now I Want To Sniff Some Glue 1:33 (2.6MB)
Track 13. Swallow Your Pride 1:56 (3.3MB)
Track 14. Glad To See You Go 1:59 (3.3MB)
15. Chain Saw * - Omitted by seeder
Track 16. Listen To My Heart 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 17. Babysitter 2:32 (4.3MB)
Track 18. Oh Oh I Love Her So 2:00 (3.4MB)
Track 19. Commando 1:47 (3.0MB)
Track 20. Let’s Dance 1:52 (3.1MB)
39 mins

* Song is available on Ramones: It’s Alive 1974-1996 DVD.

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  1. 3 Responses to “RAMONES - CAMBRIDGE, MA 1976 (TOMMY RAMONE R.I.P. 1952-2014)”

  2. This was also released as “Let’s Dance” with all 20 songs in the Cambridge set and 3 bonus songs from a show in Utica, NY dated 11-14-77. PS: The “It’s Alive 1974-1996″ is the definitive history of the Ramones and includes over 4 hours of video of them where they shone the brightest: on stage. Disc 1 features the original line-up with Tommy on drums.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jul 16, 2014

  3. Sounds like a vinyl rip alright, but it probably needed a bit of speed correction. Either that or Joey’s voice hadn’t broken in 1976. Still sensational to have early Ramones in such good quality. Hey ho.

    By Alvis on Jul 29, 2014

  4. Indeed there is something fishy about the pitch. Joey sounds a bit chipmunk-y. It’s at least a whole tone sharp. Great show though!

    By sb on Aug 2, 2014

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