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worth it just for the memorial service
on 4 October 2013
The best thing about this dvd is the memorial service but even that unfortunately is slightly spoilt, as is the concert, by a trigger happy editor who believes that people have the attention span of rabid mice, and he cuts into Tommy Ramone's speech twice when that was the one guy who knew what he was talking about and deserved more respect.Musically the concert is ok but not great unless you like the distinctly average red hot chilli peppers and the even more distinctly average rancid and the less than distinctly average Henry Rollins. In fact the whole concert is spent seemingly trying to find a vocalist who can match Joey and sing a ramones song and do it justice. It improves when Marky and CJ come on and Steve Jones from the Sex pistols adds some quality to a very average line up. But the main thing was that it was a tribute and the people there were all friends of Johnny and he died 2 days later so it is very moving to see the interview snippets, albeit annoyingly edited. But this is a cheapo dvd now thanks to amazon so i would say buy it for the memorial service because it is very good for a ramones fan to see that.