Monday, 31 January 2011
45 THE RAMONES, The Prisoners, London Hammersmith Palais, Monday 5 May 1986
Took the train up on a Bank Holiday Monday with Rich and Paul, my brother really saving my bacon by taking up a ticket offer which became available at the last minute due to a drop-out!
Hit the bar instead of paying attention to The Prisoners, so can't remember what they were like! However The Ramones lived up to their image and reputation once again, running through 30 numbers, including all the old favourites ("Sheena", "Blitzkrieg Bop" et al), plus many selections from return-to-form recent albums "Animal Boy" and the excellent "Too Tough To Die", all in a leather jacketed blur at breakneck pace! At one point, the 3 of us, furiously fighting for dear life in a frantic moshpit, all pitched up in the toilets at the same time just to get some air! "What are we all doing in here, the Ramones are on out there!"