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Ramones Week – Day 5: Video Vault: Rehearsal at Arturo Vega’s Loft, 1975

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RAMONES’ EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM,  WE’RE PLEASED TO BRING YOU THE FIFTH AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF RAMONES WEEK BY NICHOLAS ROMBES, AUTHOR OF THE 33 1/3 ON  RAMONES.

A live performance in Arturo Vega’s loft from early 1975, around six months before recording their first demo with Marty Thau and nearly a year before going into the studio with producer Craig Leon for their first album, in February 1976. Vega has said, of that time, that “I had already seen what rock and roll was like at the time. It was slowing down.” And here, in just over seventeen minutes of raw punk power, you can feel it coming to life again, waking up, ready to conquer.

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1 thought on “Ramones Week – Day 5: Video Vault: Rehearsal at Arturo Vega’s Loft, 1975”

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    Throughout the remarkable twenty-two-year career of the Ramones the seminal punk rock band, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy & MTV’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners and inductees into The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, Monte A. Melnick saw it all. He was the band’s tour manager from their 1974 CBGB debut to their final show in 1996. Full of insider perspectives and exclusive interviews and packed with over 250 personal color photos and images; this is a must-have for all fans of the Ramones.

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