Wednesday, 11 July 1990

Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Parkway
Wantagh, Long Island, New York 11793

FLAC master, 21 March 2020, by elegymart:
Analog audience recording (stereo) {recorded by Gene Poole}: unknown mics/recorder > 1990-92 US Sony Metal-SR (Type IV) 100-minute analog audio cassette master {from the Gene Poole collection} > Sony TC-WE435 (azimuth adjustment) > Roland R05 (24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (audio cleanup, convert to 16/44) > SHNtool (fixed SBE) > CD Wave (track splits) > TLH (WAV > FLAC8).
Created this text file.

Total running time [50:34]
01 introduction [1:46]
02 Durango 95 [0:47] >
03 Teenage Lobotomy [1:29]
04 Psycho Therapy [2:17]
05 Blitzkrieg Bop [1:34]
06 Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? [3:07]
07 I Believe in Miracles [2:52]
08 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment [1:17] >
09 Rock 'n' Roll High School [1:45]
10 I Wanna Be Sedated [2:08]
11 Beat on the Brat [2:34]
12 I Wanna Live [2:46] >
13 My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) [2:51]
14 Go Mental [1:37]
15 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker [1:44]
16 Rockaway Beach [2:31]
17 Pet Sematary [3:25]
18 Mama's Boy [1:59] >
19 Animal Boy [1:49]
20 Wart Hog [1:34] >
21 Surfin' Bird [2:21] >
22 Cretin Hop [1:22]
23 I Don't Wanna Walk Around with You [1:10]
24 Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World [1:39] >
25 Pinhead [2:00]

Band line-up:
Joey Ramone � lead vocals
Johnny Ramone � guitars
Marky Ramone � drums
C.J. Ramone � bass, co-lead vocals, backing vocals



Here's the latest installment of the Gene Poole Collection, a random wellspring of recordings which have recently surfaced. To paraphrase Lou: This is gonna go on for a while, so we should get used to each other, settle back, pull up your cushions, whatever else you have with you that makes life bearable to kick off the new decade...

Some of Gene's handiwork has probably been heard by your very ears before, for the most part via the Stonecutter Archives, but this is the first major unearthing of tapes direct from the legend himself. As promising as that may seem, it's best to let the surprises hit as they are shared. The trade-off to the prolific taping on Gene's part is that the expectations for a perfect track record would be unrealistic and unfair. There will be instances of incomplete recordings, caused by late arrivals to gigs, recorder and mic malfunctions, and other assorted foibles as would befall any mortal taper. There will be times where a master from another source exists which could be superior. For the most part, Gene recorded with a variety and mics and recorders, and many shows suffered from wire dropouts, so that only one channel was extant in the capture. Due warning about the past imperfect given and out of the way, credit should be given where due as well -- for many shows thought lost forever, it's exciting to discover that many of these even in incomplete form have now cropped up.

The transfers, the audio fixes, and the research all have required some lead time -- many tapes had scant info (sometimes just the name of the artist/band, with no date listed for the performance). Needless to say, gear documentation is virtually nil -- if we wait around for that precise detail to be forthcoming, nothing from the collection would probably see the light of day.

Here's a chronological follow-up to the last edition, back to Jones Beach for Ramones, who were the second act on this night of the Escape From New York tour, with Deborah Harry, Tom Tom Club & Jerry Harrison.

C.J. was in the Dee Dee spot and away from the Marines for about ten months at this point. There's a chance a few more songs may have been played beyond this, but Gene had this on the flip of the Deborah Harry set on his master, and no other tape has turned up with more songs to date. As with the Debbie set, since it was on the same cassette, the recording hits one quick moment of chewed tape in "Cretin Hop" -- other than it's a really solid effort from Gene on this one.


VOL. 1: ROMEO VOID - 1982-10-30 Peppermint Lounge, NYC
VOL. 2: CYNDI LAUPER - 1986-12-19 Madison Square Garden, NYC
VOL. 3: THE GO-GO'S - 1984-06-30 Jones Beach, Wantagh
VOL. 5: X - 1987-10-04 The Ritz, NYC
VOL. 6: WARREN ZEVON - 1987-10-04 The Ritz, NYC
VOL. 7: FRIGHTWIG - 1986-11-30 Maxwell's, Hoboken
VOL. 8: LINDA RONSTADT - 1982-11-07 Radio City Music Hall, NYC
VOL. 9: PATTI SMITH GROUP - 1977-07-26 late show, Syncopation, Hartsdale
VOL. 10: SPURS - 1984-01-24 CBGB, NYC
VOL. 11: THE PRETENDERS - 1980-08-23 Mosport Park, Bowmanville
VOL. 12: THE B-52'S - 1980-08-23 Mosport Park, Bowmanville
VOL. 13: TALKING HEADS - 1980-08-23 Mosport Park, Bowmanville
VOL. 14: THE RUMOUR - 1980-08-23 Mosport Park, Bowmanville
VOL. 15: GRAHAM PARKER & THE SHOT - 1985-08-03 Pier 84, NYC
VOL. 17: ROBYN HITCHCOCK - 1988-07-22 Pier 84, NYC
VOL. 18: 10,000 MANIACS - 1988-07-22 Pier 84, NYC
VOL. 19: COMATEENS - 1984-12-26 The Ritz, NYC
VOL. 20: VIOLENT FEMMES - 1994-07-21 Roseland, NYC
VOL. 21: LENE LOVICH - 1988-06-16 The Ritz, NYC
VOL. 22: THOMPSON TWINS - 1984-08-14 Jones Beach, Wantagh
VOL. 23: THE PRIMITIVES - 1990-03-13 Beacon Theatre, NYC
VOL. 24: DAVE EDMUNDS - 1987-01-30 The Ritz, NYC
VOL. 25: GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS - 1982-02-20 Madison Square Garden, NYC
VOL. 26: ROBERT GORDON - 1982-05-10 Lone Star Cafe, NYC
VOL. 27: TOM ROBINSON - 1985-01-18 The Ritz, NYC
VOL. 28: BILLY BRAGG - 1985-01-19 The Ritz, NYC
VOL. 29: HOLLY BETH VINCENT - 1988-05-31 The China Club, NYC
VOL. 30: IGGY POP - 1987-01-20 The Spectrum, Philadelphia
VOL. 31: THE PRETENDERS - 1987-01-20 The Spectrum, Philadelphia
VOL. 32: PATTI SMITH GROUP - 1977-07-03 My Father's Place, Roslyn
VOL. 33: PATTI SMITH GROUP - 1979-04-08 The Factory, Staten Island
VOL. 34: DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - 1983-02-10 The Savoy, NYC
VOL. 35: BONNIE AND THE LADS - 1986-10-02 Tramps, NYC
VOL. 37: LENNY KAYE & THE NUGGETS - 1980-02-16 Squat Theatre, NYC
VOL. 38: 10,000 MANIACS - 1988-04-28 Beacon Theatre, NYC
VOL. 39: JOE JACKSON - 1981-07-08 The Savoy, NYC
VOL. 40: EXENE CERVENKA AND THE WHITE TRASH WIVES - 1990-12-09 Maxwell's, Hoboken
VOL. 41: VIOLENT FEMMES - 1991-11-04 The Ritz, NYC
VOL. 42: DEBORAH HARRY - 1990-07-11 Jones Beach, Wantagh