"Hey ho, let's go!" And so the Ramones introduced themselves to the world. The song was "Blitzkrieg Bop" and the album was entitled simply Ramones. For many people, those fourteen staggeringly short songs marked a joyous return to real rock 'n' roll -- to a time before the music was muddled by overblown arrangements and self-aggrandizing pomposity. They have been amazingly influential, showing budding musicians everywhere that you don't need technique to create exuberant, catchy and joyous music. Countless imitators followed -- everyone from the Sex Pistols to Blink 182 owe a huge debt to these four Brooklyn-based ne'er-do-wells. Onstage, the frighteningly tall Joey lurched and staggered, dangerously close to falling and impaling himself on the mic stand, while bassist (and primary creative force) Dee Dee shouted "1-2-3-4!" to introduce every song. The Ramones command attention with the sheer energy of their fast and loud sonic onslaught. They love pure pop -- the kind produced by girl groups of the early 1960s and songwriters such as Brian Wilson. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker," "I Wanna Be Sedated," and even "Pet Sematary" are absolutely infectious songs. By melding such hook-laden tu... See More
The Ramones Concert Films
1991: The Year Punk Broke
Sonic Youth, Nirvana and The Ramones
Runtime: 1 hr 38 minA visual document of Sonic Youth's 1991 European festival tour, which saw the aristocracy of the American Underground making their first inroads into the mainstream. Sonic Youth's lead singer Thurston Moore offers sardonic swipes at his band's position as the Royal Family of Alternative Rock, whilst a pre-'Nevermind' Nirvana skulk in the background, along with fellow courtesans Babes in Toyland, Dinosaur Jr, Gumball and The Ramones.
The Ramones Top Tracks
All Dolled Up
New York Dolls
Runtime: 1 hr 35 minIn the early 70's, rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya purchased a portable video recorder. In a period of three years they shot over 40 hours of New York Dolls footage. Now for the first time ever this footage is unveiled. This feature length documentary captures the band during early performances in New York at Kenny's Castaways and Max's Kansas City, then follows the Dolls on their tour of the west coast, including footage from the Whisky A Go Go, the Real Don Steele Show, Rodney Bingenheimer's E Club and much more. Intercut with revealing interviews, backstage banter and late night debauchery, this is THE definitive document of the New York Dolls.
For all of you Dolls lovers, This concert includes TWO extensive BONUS Clips
Bonus #1: Compilation of 11 songs played in different venues
Bonus #2 A photo narrative by Bob Gruen (Inside the NY DOLLS!)
Awesome as F**k
Runtime: 1 hr 23 minGreen Day recorded every show on the 21st Century Breakdown tour. When it concluded, the band members, singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, sifted through the audio to deliver the best performances from their shows around the world. The footage was shot at the band's show in Tokyo, Japan. The concert includes Green Day's biggest hits and fan favorites, including "21 Guns," "American Idiot," "When I Come Around," and "Good Riddance."
Sid Vicious: Final 24 Hours
Runtime: 52 minThis compelling documentary series unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic. Every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a different famous person's life. The series weaves the star's back-story with events from their last day, which lays bare the threads of fate that led inextricably from childhood to the moment of death. These are no ordinary biographies. They're psychological detective stories attempting to uncover the mystery of why the celebrity died.
February, 1979: Punk icon, suspected murderer and heroin addict Sid Vicious has just been released from Rikers prison in New York City. After a night of celebrating his freedom with friends and family, he wakes suddenly. Hell-bent on self-destruction, Sid ingests a massive amount of heroin into his recently drug free body. Sid is discovered dead the next morning. Join us as we delve into his past to uncover the series of events that led to Sid's death and reveal for the first time a shocking revelation that sheds new light on his last day.
The Rise and Fall of the Clash
Runtime: 1 hr 37 minThe only up-close and personal film about the juggernaut band The Clash and their meteoric trajectory through rock ‘n roll history, The Rise and Fall of The Clash features previously unseen footage of the band at work and at play, as well as interviews with the individual band members and with those who knew them well. This is not a film that pulls any punches, but neither does it overlook the life-changing effect that The Clash brought to so many. The Rise and Fall of The Clash paints the fascinating inside story of rivalries, treachery, betrayal and the internal band dynamics and managerial interference that ultimately led “the biggest band in the world” to self-destruct.