"At that point, we were still dressed in partial glitter because the Dolls were still the big thing in New York. I had these silver pants made of Mylar and these black spandex pants I'd wear too. I was the only one with a real perfecto jacket- what the Ramones would later be identified with- which I had been wearing for 7years already. We were starting to throw in sneakers, Keds. I also had this vest with leopard trim that I had custom made for me. It was like the thing Iggy was wearing on the Stooges' Raw Power Sleeve."
1. Loudmouth 2. Beat On The Brat 3. I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed 4. Listen To My Heart 5. 53rd & 3rd 6. Judy Is A Punk 7. California Sun 8. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You 9. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
06-23-1975 Village Voice CBGB
"The Talking Heads were doing something totally different from us, so it didn't concern me. It wasn't really rock n roll, it was something else."
"Rolling Stone covered the festival with a one-page article. Most of it was about the Ramones,then the Talking Heads, with the other bands just casually mentioned. I thought that we were going to become huge and be the biggest band in the world."
- Johnny Ramone, from his book Commando.
Queens- Bob Gruen 07-18-1975
Photos by Bob Gruen 07-18-1975
07-21-1975 Village Voice "Riffs" column excerpt
Ramones - CBGB's (New York 31-7-1975)
1. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement 2. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue 3. Blitzkrieg Bop 4. Swallow My Pride 5. Glad To See You Go 6. Chain Saw 7. Listen To My Heart 8. Babysitter 9. 53rd & 3rd 10. Havana Affair 11. Let's Dance 12. Judy Is A Punk 13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You 14. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
DeeDee 1975 CBGB's by Chris Stein
Rock Scene 09-1975
Ramones: 'Loudmouth' at CBGBs circa 1975
From the film Blank Generation.
"We sent five of the songs we had recorded to record companies, and they quickly sent them back. We never even considered that the music was seriously whacked or anything. We were wondering what was wrong with them."
"We played 3 nights in October at Mother's with Blondie. I had an argument with Debbie Harry over the split of the door money. She thought we were doing a 50/50 split, and I said, " No one is here to see you guys. Everyone is here to see us." We split the door 70-30 and she was mad."