9. Ramones - We’re Outta Here!
With a name like ‘We’re Outta Here!’, it probably came as little surprise for fans when this became the Ramones’ last live release. On top of this, they had already announced that 1995’s ‘Adios Amigos’ would be their last album, and they embarked on a worldwide farewell tour shortly after which concluded at the Hollywood Palace on 6th August 1996.
‘We’re Outta Here!’ was the live recording of this very show, but did not hit the shelves in a physical format until 18th November the following year. In their typical ‘two-minutes of fury’ punk approach which defined them as a unique, groundbreaking band throughout their entire 22 year careers, the Ramones churned out 32 rip-roaring tunes in little over an hour for this devastating live record. The set included a catalogue of Ramones classics such as ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’, ‘Beat on the Brat’, ‘Rock n Roll High School’ and ‘Pet Sematary’, but the final song the Ramones ever played live was a cover of The Dave Clark Five’s ‘Anyway You Want It’.
This live album is monumental, to the point where it can rival the Ramones career defining ‘It’s Alive!’ from 1979. ‘We’re Outta Here!’ included guest appearances from incredible rock icons such as Soundgarden’s Ben Shepherd, Motorhead’s Lemmy, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and the band’s own former bassist, Dee Dee Ramone. CJ and Marky Ramone continue to tour as solo acts to this day, but Joey and Johnny Ramone unfortunately passed away in 2001 and 2004 respectively.