Tuesday 2 June 2015

#36 RAMONES - Blitzkrieg '76 (Flac)

Available on CD-R but the sound lacks in comparison with the vinyl version (it says "remastered" but sounds like re-sequenced and punch-less). Few Ramones bootlegs (especially from the early years) have the quality of "Blitzkrieg '76". The band play virtually the whole of their debut album, only missing 'I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement' and 'Loudmouth.'
The front cover dates the show as being from May 12, 1976, and recorded at the "The Club" in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Some sites date it as May 21st.
 “ Paul (Simonon) was practising bass to reggae songs and the first Ramones album, which was seminal. It can't be stressed how great the first Ramones album was to the (punk) scene because it gave anyone who couldn't play the idea that it was simple enough to be able to play. We all used to practise along with it. Paul and I spent hours, days, and weeks playing along to the record. Anyone could see where the notes went and it gave everyone confidence. It was the first word of punk, a fantastic record.”  ………………………………………………………………Joe Strummer

A1 Blitzkrieg Bop   
A2 I Remember You   
A3 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment   
A4 I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend   
A5 53rd & 3rd   
A6 Havana Affair   
A7 California Sun
A8 Judy Is A Punk   
A9 I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You   
A10 Today Your Love... Tomorrow The World  

B1 Beat On The Brat   
B2 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue   
B3 Swallow My Pride   
B4 Glad To See You Go   
B5 Chainsaw   
B6 Listen To My Heart   
B7 Baby Sitter   
B8 Oh Oh I Love Her So   
B9 Commando   
B10 Let's Dance

sourced from a vinyl rip by  jpstooges (April 2012)


  1. Many Thanks!!

  2. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Amazing timing - my record store has a copy of this and I nearly bought it this past weekend. Can't wait to hear it. Thanks!

    Maybe i should pick up the vinyl anyway?

    1. If it looks good and the price is reasonable - not a rip off then why not. There's nothing stopping the record companies from releasing classic performances such as this

  4. Thanks a lot, incredibly good job, this blog!

  5. Amazing mine's it is more than 20 years and I love it