Welcome - About Live and Loud!

Live and Loud! began as a fortnightly internet radio show in 2012 taking old unreleased live concert recordings I could find and working to repair and improve them - fixing tape hiss, noise, tape drop out, clicks, speed variations, defects - before improving the sound quality by EQing the sound to bring out the instruments as clearly as possible. These are now made directly available to download for free to reach as many fans of the music as possible.

Depending on the quality of the original recording, these can often be made to sound almost like commercial recordings - but of course I can't guarantee that for every show. What I can guarantee is it will sound far better than the original files available which have been floating around the internet and on bootleg recordings for many years.

Almost all are either "soundboard" recordings (taken directly from the mixing desk used at the gig on the night) or old FM radio recordings. A few gigs, if they are of special historical importance, make an appearance even if they were recorded from the audience - these can also be made to sound better than ever.

Do your ears a favour and listen on headphones or good speakers to get most benefit - laptop speakers will always sound pretty poor by comparison.

All shows still available are listed, including a link to download the remastered show for free. If you want to support the site with a small donation, you can receive the shows as either separate MP3s or FLACs (your choice) - head over to the Rewards for Donations page and see how you can get a lot for very little!

If you want to email me, an email link is in my profile in a link in the side panel.

And finally... These are great fun to listen to but DO NOT replace original releases - support these artists and buy their music.
There is nothing you can go and buy in a regular record store here. If a gig is made available as a regular release, then it will be removed (as a couple have been already).

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Show 62 - The Ramones - Live at City Hall Plaza San Francisco - 8 June 1979

A quick request. If you plan on downloading this and putting it on your YouTube channel or your own bootleg page - I don't mind. But a credit to this website where you found it, and a link back to this page would be really appreciated. It helps me gauge which artists are popular - ie more chance of other restorations coming. Don't just steal it, cut out the intro and outro and take the credit. Thanks.


***2023 UPDATE***

This show has now been re-restored from scratch, and improved a lot I think. The sound was pretty thin on the original recording with the drums barely audible. Noise reduction first and then out came the toys; I've been able to beef up the sound rather more now and bring some more of the raw power that was The Ramones playing live. Download it from the link below and let me know what you think!

The new version of this show is available to download or stream HERE as 1 MP3 file.


A band hugely influential on punk rock - The Ramones, in an outdoor concert in San Francisco. Its sobering that of this lineup, only Marky Ramone is still with us;  Johnny, Joey and Dee Dee, all passing away some years ago.

Some parts of this gig at least are available on video on youtube. The sound of those, like the original audio I obtained elsewhere is quite muddy and dull. So this one had tape noise removed and some EQ to bring out the drums a bit and take away the harshness of the sound and try to make things sound a bit fuller overall. In common with many gigs, the sound balance is a bit off at the start but quickly improves as the sound engineer sorted things out on the first song. Anyway! Enjoy it!

Rockaway Beach
Teenage Lobotomy
Blitzkrieg Bop
I Don't Want You
Go Mental
Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
Rock 'N' Roll High School
I Wanna Be Sedated
I Just Want to Have Something to Do
I'm Against It
Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
Havana Affair
I Want You Around
I'm Affected
Surfin' Bird (The Trashmen cover)
Cretin Hop
Listen to My Heart
California Sun (Joe Jones cover)
I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World
Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman cover)
Suzy Is a Headbanger
Let's Dance (Chris Montez cover)
Judy Is a Punk
We're a Happy Family

Supporting The Site

If you want to support the work I do, and this site, and obtain separate, fully tagged 320kbps MP3s of this restoration for less than the price of a coffee in return, or even lossless FLACs, head on over to the Rewards For Donations tab to see how you can obtain these for a very small donation towards the site costs. There is no obligation to do so of course - you can take the file on this page absolutely for free - but every single donation does go towards this site and domain/storage costs, and helps the site stay open, and helps me do more shows. Either way, enjoy the show.

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  1. Many thanks for the share, much appreciated.

  2. I was at this show. It was a blistering hot day in SF, unusual (back then) during the summer. I wasn't much of a punk fan, but their performance turned this Dead Head around. So much power, commitment, and courage in their music. And very funny too.

    1. I only recently listened to this again as I was improving it and loved it. Great attitude they had; nobody quite like The Ramones. Thanks for commenting.