Watch A 37-Year-Old Clip Of The Ramones At CBGB


Via SOTC pal Will Hermes—whose new book about New York’s music scene from 1973 to 1977, Love Goes To Buildings On Fire, comes out next week—here’s a clip of the Ramones playing at CBGB sometime during the summer of 1974. (Hermes’ blog has a ton of other archival footage from the period covered by his book.) In the grainy video they play “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue,” “I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement,” and “Judy Is A Punk”; note, also, the glam-inspired moves Joey throws into his performance here and there. Clip below.

Click through to the clip for lots more classic footage of the band, including a 1988 appearance on the very pastel Live With Regis & Kathie Lee in which Kathie Lee asks the guys about its “cult following of fans,” and whether or not they let the band grow.

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