The Ramones

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I Wanna Be Sedated - 1978

Live in Germany

Live at CBGB - 1977

It wasn't until they made a brief tour of England that they began to see
the fruits of their labor; a performance at the Roundhouse in London on
July 4, 1976 (second-billed to the Flamin' Groovies), organized by Linda
Stein, was a resounding success.[39] Their Roundhouse appearance and a club
date the following night—where the band met members of the Sex Pistols and
The Clash—helped galvanize the burgeoning UK punk rock scene.

"They were all wearing these black leather jackets. And they counted off
this song...and it was just this wall of noise.... They looked so striking.
These guys were not hippies. This was something completely new." - Legs
McNeil, cofoundeder of Punk magazine

"The Ramones were an American rock band that formed in the New York City
neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the
first punk rock group.  Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists of
All Time[8] and VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. In 2002, the
Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine,
trailing only The Beatles."

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On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Richard Williams <>wrote:

> The Sex Pistols
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> God Save the Queen (Studio)
> Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
> We saw this band in 1978 when they performed in San Antonio. During the
> concert Sid Vicious called the crowd "a bunch of faggots", before striking
> an audience member across the head with his bass guitar. Nice! For this the
> audience pelted the band with beer cans and beer bottles and called Sid a
> bloody "limey" and yelled "go home". Go figure.
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> "The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in London in
> 1975. They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United
> Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians.
> Although their original career lasted just two-and-a-half years and
> produced only four singles and one studio album,
> Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are regarded as one
> of the most influential acts in the history of popular music. Their 1977
> single "God Save the Queen," attacking social conformity and deference to
> the Crown, precipitated the "last and greatest outbreak of pop-based moral
> pandemonium. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the Sex Pistols No. 58 on its
> list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time."
> Read more:
> 'Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk'
> by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
> Grove Press, 2013

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