LIVE AT GERMAN TELEVISION - THE MUSIKLADEN
Official release date: July 11, 2011.
The Ramones played at live at Musikladen's (Germany) television program
on September 13, 1978. This performance is pretty famous and it is now
released first time in complete length including encores. Release
includes DVD and audio CD both.
DVD and CD both has full television performance.
DVD also has bonus features. There are no subtitles on
interview, but we
fans are grateful to Jan Beddies who translated main points of
interview (from German to English)
Assistant director of Musikladen show explained that the Ramones played
so loud and it is reason that quality isn't perfect. Because of
loudness the valves of the camera started to create such stripes.
Assistant director explains that they sold the tickets for the show when
they didn't know which artist will perform. That's why you can see a
bored upper class audience sitting there and watching the Ramones. After
they heard Ramones are going to perform they casted a view punks
from the streets. The assistant director explained that to the Ramones
and said: "Remember, you are doing the show not for that audience. You
are doing it for the people in front of the TV set!"
The assistant director said that you would hardly belief, that the show
33 years ago if you just look at the band. In his mind the main director
did a great job because he did transported the speed from the band to
the cutting. There are just slow camera moves and cuts so you can really
watch the show. Main thing he remembers is that there was no interaction
between the band members. The only time where that happened was in the
D-U-M-B part in Pinhead show. And the same athmosphere was backstage.
professional job, had a very professional management but they did not
act like a band.
Most impressing things for the assistant director were the playing of
drummer Marky Ramone and bassist Dee Dee Ramone ("What a great rhythm
section!") and the high energy the band was playing with jumping and
down stroking all the time. Joey had (of course) some health problems.
He had flu and his snot ran out of his nose. You can't see that on the
tape because his hair wiped it all up.
Thanks of translating Jan Beddies.
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