Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Marky Ramone's BLITZKRIEG Announce New York City Gig, Andrew W.K. To Join Him!
Marky Ramone is best known for the 15 years he spent drumming for the legendary Punk Rock titans RAMONES. Prior to joining the RAMONES, Marky played with an array of influential musicians dating back to his high school years when he was a member of the Brooklyn based Hard Rock band, Dust. Recording two albums with his friends, Richie Wise (guitar and vocals) and Kenny Aaronson (bass) for Neil Bogart’s Karma Sutra/Buddha label.
In the spring of 1978, Marky joined the RAMONES. In a matter of weeks he was in the studio recording his first album with the band entitled, 'Road to Ruin', which features one of the biggest RAMONES hit songs “I Wanna Be Sedated”. The following year the RAMONES filmed the cult classic “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”. Later that year, they joined forces with producer legend, Phil Spector to record 'End Of The Century'.
After several tours and a two more studio albums, Marky was asked to leave the band 1983, only to rejoin his band mates in 1987 until they decided to call it quits in 1996. His tenure with the RAMONES spanned a total of 15 years. Performing over 1700 shows and more than 15 releases, including songwriting credits on both Mondo Bizarro and Adios Amigos, the bands farewell release.
In February 2011 The RAMONES received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. It was the first Grammy for the Punk Rock pioneers.
On May 3, Marky Ramone's BLITZKRIEG will be performing at Santos Party House in New York City with Andrew W.K. (who owns the club) on vocals! Tickets available HERE!