Wednesday, 3 January 1979 7:30PM

The Earth Tavern
632 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

FLAC master, 29 December 2017, by elegymart:
Analog audience recording (stereo): unknown mics/recorder > analog audio master > analog audio cassette > 1998-2001 US Maxell XLII 90 (Type II CrO2) analog audio cassette {via trade, 1998-2000} > Sony TC-WE435 (azimuth adjustment) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (audio cleanup) > SHNtool (fixed SBEs) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (WAV > FLAC8).
Created this text file.

Total running time [54:35]
01 Rockaway Beach [1:18]
02 Teenage Lobotomy [2:08]
03 Blitzkrieg Bop [2:13]
04 I Don't Want You [2:27]
05 Go Mental [2:06]
06 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment [1:30]
07 Rock and Roll High School [3:35]
08 I Wanna Be Sedated [2:22]
09 I Just Wanna Have Something to Do [2:32]
10 She's the One [2:00]
11 I'm Against It [2:03]
12 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker [2:16]
13 Havana Affair [1:37]
14 Commando [2:04]
15 Needles & Pins [2:37]
16 Surfin' Bird [2:33]
17 Cretin Hop [1:44]
18 Listen to My Heart [1:36]
19 California Sun [1:46]
20 I Don't Wanna Walk Around with You [1:25]
21 Pinhead [2:34]
22 Do You Wanna Dance [1:39]
23 Judy Is a Punk [1:18]
24 Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World [2:03]
25 Chainsaw [1:49]
26 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue [1:08]
27 We're a Happy Family [1:59]

Band line-up:
Joey Ramone - lead vocals
Johnny Ramone – guitar
Dee Dee Ramone – bass guitar, vocals
Marky Ramone – drums


gaston1234 shared this show here back in May 2008 and then reseeded it in April 2011, from a very comprehensive Ramones collection, as part of RAMONESFOREVER PROJECT (BB016).

This is likely the same recording but not a reseed -- it's a fresh transfer from the Elegymart Archives. The tape came labeled as a 2nd gen soundboard, but it's clearly an audience recording. One possible explanation for the incorrect labeling was because it was part of a series of trades that included various boards that had been loaned out by TR, a Portland soundman, to a fellow trader. So while this is not a soundboard, it's very possible that it was recorded with mics by the mixing desk, with TR at the helm. There's one instance of someone shouting near the mic on "I Just Wanna Have Something to Do" but other than that, there's no mayhem nearby, no mic fumbling or shift in the sound imaging, and it seems unlikely someone in the audience would have recorded something this clear. "Rockaway Beach" cuts in, so presumably that was the first song. Sound problems cut "Rock and Roll High School" short.

The Ramones first showed up in Portland in late 1977, as part of KGON radio's promotional shows featuring new bands and artists. Admission to the shows were 92 cents (because the station was 92.3 MHz on the rock 'n rock 'n roll radio, what else?), and most often took place at the Paramount Theater. That was the show that supposedly blew the Portland punk scene wide open, not unlike when the Ramones played at the London Roundhouse in 1976 with the Pistols and the Clash in attendance, except that Portland was about a year and a half behind. In attendance at the Paramount show was Greg Sage who had already formed the Wipers, but nevertheless that show was the one that spawned boatloads of local Portland punk bands.

The Earth Tavern played host to a wide array of rock, folk and punk shows, and the Wipers found themselves opening for the Ramones this night. After complaints by the neighborhood about the noise from the club, it was shut down by 1982. If anyone has the Wipers set or the Ramones Portland 1977 show, please share.

Over the years on dime, EZT, the Archival Group, and through all the various and assorted other trading groups online preceding that, and the CDR, DAT, and analog cassette traders which came before, I've gathered a moderate collection of items to share. I've helped with transfers (the Cactus and related uploads from over a decade ago here, and currently a bite out of the massive Stonecutter Archives), contributed setlists and corrections to many a torrent -- all the sort of things that don't raise one's share ratio. I've shared some of my masters back in the old snail mail days, but it's high time to give back more here from where I've received so much. I had meant to do a roll-out with something grand and possibly a series (Elegymart #1, #2, etc.), but that's been done countless times before.

At this point not only have we've all aged along with dime's existence, but our media and the equipment that can play it back has as well. So rather than any fanfare or concern over share ratio, consider this upload another step in a more diligent attempt to beat the time and to circulate the collection.