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American punk rock band formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1996.
Hailing from Forest Hills - a neighborhood of Queens, New York City (USA) - the original line-up consisted of singer Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman, born May 19th, 1951, died April 15th, 2001), guitarist Johnny Ramone (John Cummings, born October 8th, 1948, died September 15th, 2004), bassist Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin, born September 18th, 1952, died June 5th, 2002) and drummer Tommy Ramone (Tom Erdelyi, born January 29, 1952, died July 11th, 2014).
After Tommy left the band in early 1978 he was replaced by Marky Ramone (Marc Bell). He was fired in 1983 and was then replaced by Richie Ramone (Richard Beau). In 1987, he then left the band and was briefly replaced by Elvis Ramone (Clem Burke) for two performances (August 28 & 29, 1987) before Marky returned in September, 1987. In 1989, Dee Dee left and was replaced by
Live recording of the final (and 2263rd) show by The Ramones, recorded at Billboard Live in Los Angeles, CA on August 6th, 1996. The Ramones were Johnny, Joey, Marky and C.J. with Dee Dee Ramone appearing as a special guest.
[Printed on rear cover]: (P) 1997 Radioactive Records (C) 1998 Eagle Records/eMpTy Records Made in Germany Licensed from Eagle Records, a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment Plc
[Printed inside the gatefold cover]: Mixed at Baby Monster Studio, New York, NY Recorded on August 6, 1996 at The Palace, Los Angeles Mastered at Masterdisk, New York, NY
Packaged in a a full-color gatefold sleeve, the interior of which features photos and letters from the Ramones themselves, assembled in to look like a Monopoly game.
The first LP is pressed on translucent blue vinyl and the second LP on translucent red vinyl. There are also 200 copies with the second LP being on translucent yellow vinyl instead of red. Also a few hundred mispressings on black vinyl exist according to the label. There are also two different picture disc versions, one which features the Converse star, another with Emily Strange motives.
Distributor with distribution number taken from matrix and appears on center label side A and C.
Mastering studio and - engineer for direct metal mastering uncredited, identified by the etched matrix.