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The Ramones, the Runaways: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CA

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 30 January 1978

THE RECENT Sex Pistols tour threatened, among other things, the Ramones' standing as rock's premiere punk band. But while the Ramones is a bit lightweight in comparison, the New York quartet's Santa Monica Civic concert Friday reaffirmed that the group still has something important and refreshing to offer.

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