Essential Listening: The Ramones – Transmission Impossible – Legendary Radio Broadcasts from the 1970’s (3CD)

Transmission Impossible - Legendary Radio Broadcasts from the 1970's (3CD)

The gigs and shows played by the Ramones between 1977 & 1980 were perhaps the finest they ever performed. Despite having, duringtheir 22 year career, played live over 2000 times - more than The Grateful Dead ever did, and without all the hoo-ha - it was the threeyears following the release of the groups debut album on the Sire label (issued in February 1976) that their most electric, dynamic andpassionate live appearances took place.

The recording and release of The Ramones had instilled a communal confidence in the group and this translated into making their showsless chaotic, somewhat longer and certainly featuring a lot more new material than had ever surfaced prior to the album coming out.

What remains a huge advantage for fans of this unique collective is that many of these concerts were broadcast live on FM Radio, byvarious supportive stations local to where such gigs were taking place, and thus a library of these shows in excellent quality, remains inexistence.

This superb box-set features three such broadcasts, one each from 1977, 1978 and 1979, all featuring quite remarkable sound -considering they were transmitted close to 40 years ago - and illustrating perfectly the sheer power of late 1970s Ramones shows awelcome reminder for those old, albeit lucky, enough to have attended one or more of the early gigs - or heard one of them broadcast liveand a unique listening experience for those who to date have only read or been told about such legendary events.

Disc 1
1) Rockaway Beach 02:07 2) Teenage Lobotomy 01:54 3) Blitzkrieg Bop 02:03 4) I Remember You 02:18 5) Glad To See You Go 01:51 6) Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment 01:37 7) You're Gonna Kill That Girl 02:29 8) 53rd & 3rd 02:11 9) Sheena Is A Punk Rocker 02:38 10) I Can't Give You Anything 01:44 11) Let's Dance 02:02 12) Here Today Gone Tomorrow 02:49 13) Surfin' Bird 02:19 14) Cretin Hop 01:47 15) Listen To My Heart 01:40 16) California Sun 01:49 17) I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You 01:27 18) Pinhead 03:26 19) Joey Ramone 1977 Interview 09:39 20) Ramones January 1978 Interview 09:49
Disc 2
1) Rockaway Beach 02:18 2) Teenage Lobotomy 02:08 3) Blitzkreig Bop 02:02 4) I Wanna Be Well 02:31 5) Glad To See You Go 01:50 6) Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment 01:46 7) You're Gonna Kill That Girl 02:32 8) I Don't Care 01:49 9) Sheena Is A Punk Rocker 02:21 10) Havana Affair 01:38 11) Commando 02:14 12) Here Today, Gone Tomorrow 03:15 13) Surfin' Bird 02:29 14) Cretin Hop 01:46 15) Listen To My Heart 01:38 16) California Sun 01:48 17) I Don't Wanna Walk (Around With You) 01:25 18) Pinhead 02:22 19) Radio Spot 1 02:10 20) Do You Wanna Dance 01:43 21) Oh Oh I Love Her So 01:44 22) Today Your Lover, Tomorrow The World 02:00 23) Radio Spot 2. 02:11 24) We're A Happy Family 01:52 25) Suzy Is A Headbanger 01:58 26) Let's Dance 01:55
Disc 3
1) Rockaway Beach 02:00 2) Teenage Lobotomy 02:15 3) Blitzkrieg Bop 01:48
4) I Don’t Want You 01:58 5) Gimme gimme Shock Treatment 01:48 6) Rock’n’Roll High School 01:40 7) I Wanna Be Sedated 01:34 8) I Just Wanna Have Something To Do 01:40 9) Bad Brain 01:27 10) I’m Against It 02:27 11) Sheena Is A Punk Rocker 02:37 12) Havana Affair 02:24 13) Commando 02:10 14) Surfin’ Bird 03:41 15) Cretin Hop 01:37 16) Listen To My Heart 03:14 17) California Sun 02:37 18) I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You 02:03 19) Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World 02:16 20) Pinhead 02:51 21) Do You Wanna Dance? 01:57 22) Suzy is A Headbanger 02:19 23) Let’s Dance 01:50