Shortly following the release of the band’s third studio album, “Rockets to Russia,” the Ramones recorded a live album in Glasgow, UK. It’s a relatively rare recording featuring songs from the band's first three albums, including tracks like "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Judy Is A Punk," "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" and "California Sun." However, it wouldn’t be officially released until 2017 as part of the “Rockets to Russia 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.”
“Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!” A short chorus that would come to embody the Ramones and punk for decades to come. It’s in the band’s simplicity that they found their success. A few chords and some attitude were all it took for them to breathe life into rock & roll’s spirit. And although the band never saw great commercial success in their heyday, they did have massive influence and critical acclaim. They made the most out of what they had. If they could do it, you could do it too, inspiring bands like Bad Brains, Black Flag, Green Day and Soundgarden into existence. Flirting with dark ideas for the time like drugs, addiction and even Nazi brutalism, the Ramones were edgy but their DIY spirit and signature sound made them into enduring punk icons.