A 1978 show by The Ramones in San Francisco and a live set by Roky Erickson and the Explosives are the free downloads starting Oct. 9 for members of the Concert Vault, a spokesman told Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Examiner Oct. 8.
The Ramones concert, taped at San Francisco's Winterland on Dec. 28, 1978, is their typical nonstop barrage of music. The group's torrid hourlong set features many of the songs they were known for, including “Surfin' Bird,” “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “California Sun,” “Do You Wanna Dance,” “Rockaway Beach,” “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment/”Rock 'n' Roll High School.” The performance of the movie theme is particularly interesting because lead singer Joey Ramone announces in the show that the film hasn't been released yet.
Ericksen was one of the founding members of the legendary band the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, but also has had a long career on his own. In this March 1, 2007 show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, he and his group the Explosives perform “I Walked With a Zombie,” “The Interpreter,” “The Beast,” “Splash 1,” “Creature With the Atom Brain,” “Before You Accuse Me” and “You're Gonna Miss Me.”
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