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.