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Loco Live

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Between 1976 and 1978, the Ramones could seemingly do no wrong, and It's Alive, the album that preserved their 1977-going-on-1978 New Year's Eve show in London for the ages, captured the pride of Forest Hills at the peak of their form, turning three-chord downstroke into the stuff of magic. By 1990, the band's albums were generally good but not great, and it seemed as if their days of studio glory were behind them. But anyone who ever saw the Ramones live will tell you that right up to the end, they never failed to deliver on-stage, and if Loco Live isn't quite up to the same level as It's Alive, it proves these guys always gave their fans the sweat, muscle, and cool tunes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Between 1976 and 1978, the Ramones could seemingly do no wrong, and It's Alive, the album that preserved their 1977-going-on-1978 New Year's Eve show in London for the ages, captured the pride of Forest Hills at the peak of their form, turning three-chord downstroke into the stuff of magic. By 1990, the band's albums were generally good but not great, and it seemed as if their days of studio glory were behind them. But anyone who ever saw the Ramones live will tell you that right up to the end, they never failed to deliver on-stage, and if Loco Live isn't quite up to the same level as It's Alive, it proves these guys always gave their fans the sweat, muscle, and cool tunes they came to see. The buzz of Johnny Ramone's guitar is still gloriously relentless, Joey yelps like he means it and if he has a little more to say between songs, most of it's cool, Marky remains King of the Big Beat, and C.J. plays at least as well as Dee Dee and is nearly as good at yelling "wuntootreeFAH!". And if the presence of "Mama's Boy," "Someone Put Something in My Drink," and "I Believe in Miracles" don't exactly give Loco Live an edge over the first-three-albums set list of It's Alive, the truth is nearly all the newer songs sound stronger and faster on-stage, and the old stuff is, as always, a joy to behold. If you're going to buy a Ramones live album, the blazing It's Alive is the one to get, but Loco Live proves these old soldiers never gave up the fight -- 13 years on, they were still loud and proud, and you can't help but love 'em for it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/1992
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino
  • UPC: 075992665025
  • Catalog Number: 26650
  • Sales rank: 67,277

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Ramones Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Joey Ramone Vocals
Johnny Ramone Guitar
Marky Ramone Drums
C.J. Ramone Bass
Technical Credits
Debbie Harry Liner Notes
Richard Hell Composer
The Ramones Composer, Producer
Jerry Nolan Composer
Dee Dee Ramone Composer
Johnny Ramone Composer
Johnny Thunders Composer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Carl White Composer
Adam Yellin Producer
Al Frazier Composer
Sonny Harris Composer
Turner Wilson Composer
Arturo Vega Artwork
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