Greatest Hits Live (Ramones album)

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Greatest Hits Live
Ramones - Greatest Hits Live cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedJune 18, 1996
RecordedFebruary 29, 1996
VenueThe Academy in New York City
GenrePunk rock
Length37:39
LabelRadioactive
ProducerDaniel Rey (all tracks)
Ed Stasium (1-16)
Ramones live album chronology
Loco Live
(1991)
Greatest Hits Live
(1996)
We're Outta Here!
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment WeeklyB [2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars [3]

Greatest Hits Live is the third live album by the punk rock band the Ramones. It was released in 1996 on Radioactive Records.

Background[edit]

The album was recorded at The Academy in New York City on February 29, 1996.

Its final two songs are bonus studio tracks that are covers, neither of which appeared on a Ramones album previously. "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." is originally by Motörhead, from the group's album 1916; the song was written as a tribute to the Ramones. The other is "Anyway You Want It", originally by The Dave Clark Five. Some editions do not feature the studio tracks. Two versions of the "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." cover song were recorded; one version that features Joey Ramone singing, and another version that features C.J. Ramone singing, which had previously been released as a bonus track on some editions of ¡Adios Amigos!.

The album's packaging features still shots from the video of the band's cover of the Spider-Man theme song. More still shots are featured in the booklet.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Ramones, except where indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Durango 95"Johnny Ramone1:31
2."Blitzkrieg Bop" 1:37
3."Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" 3:00
4."I Wanna Be Sedated" 2:07
5."Spider-Man"Robert Harris, Paul Francis Webster1:48
6."I Don't Want to Grow Up"Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits2:24
7."Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" 1:46
8."Rockaway Beach" 1:31
9."Strength to Endure"Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey2:41
10."Cretin Family"Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey2:17
11."Do You Wanna Dance?"Bobby Freeman1:21
12."We're a Happy Family" 1:28
13."The Crusher"Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey2:10
14."53rd & 3rd" 1:46
15."Beat on the Brat" 2:42
16."Pet Sematary"Dee Dee Ramone, Daniel Rey3:38
17."R.A.M.O.N.E.S." (Studio recording)Würzel, Phil Campbell, Lemmy, Phil Taylor1:27
18."Anyway You Want it" (Studio recording)Dave Clark2:25

Omitted tracks from show:

"Teenage Lobotomy"
"Psycho Therapy"
"I Believe in Miracles"
"Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment"
"Rock 'n' Roll High School"
"The KKK Took My Baby Away"
"Commando"
"Somebody Put Something in My Drink"
"California Sun"
"Wart Hog"
"Cretin Hop"
"R.A.M.O.N.E.S."
"Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World"
"Pinhead"
"I Just Want to Have Something to Do"
"Anyway You Want It"
"Love Kills"
"Chinese Rock"
"Havana Affair"

Personnel[edit]

Ramones

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greatest Hits Live at AllMusic
  2. ^ Ferguson, Jason (1996-07-19). "Ramones: Greatest Hits Live Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  3. ^ "The Ramones: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 16, 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-10.