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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Hey Ho All Gone

It seems particularly sad that with the passing of Tommy Ramone last week, all the founder members of the band have gone. Many bands from the previous generation still have all or many of the founding members alive yet all the Ramones are departed. Apart from having one genius song (pick a song, any song off the first four albums), the band and their first album were hugely important- the 70s punk scene in England used them as much as anyone as the starting point. RIP Tommy (and Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee).

Blitzkrieg Bop (song removed by request)


C said...

Indeed, it is so sad - and strange, a whole band gone. 'Commando' has to be one of my all-time faves.
I feel v fortunate to have seen them live (later line-up) - 1989 I think it was, Town & Country - great gig (of course!) But I've never actually worn a Ramones T-shirt ;-)

Swiss Adam said...

Well, who would wear a Ramones t-shirt?