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Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member of the 1970s Punk Band The Ramones, Dies at 62
New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014,

Posted on 07/12/2014 12:20:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The Ridgewood, Queens, resident had been in hospice and suffering from bile duct cancer, according to Variety. Ramone was a drummer and producer who performed on the band’s first three albums.

Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last member of the original 1970s punk band the Ramones, died Friday of cancer, according to Variety. He was 62.

The Ridgewood, Queens, resident had been in hospice and suffering from bile duct cancer, the trade publication reported.

Ramone, born in Budapest, Hungary, was a drummer and producer who performed on the groundbreaking band’s first three albums, Variety said.


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1 posted on 07/12/2014 12:20:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Yikes. Did any of them live to see old age ? RIP.


2 posted on 07/12/2014 12:29:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nickcarraway
Sorry for his family, but the Ramones were just a useless punk rock band that did nothing of consequence, music wise. They were just loud fast annoying crap. I wanted to plug my ears every time they came on the radio. I prefer many other bands over them in the '80's, even the one hit wonders who actually wrote melodic rock.

The Ramones and Sex Pistols sucked.

3 posted on 07/12/2014 12:31:15 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

At least it wasn’t disco.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 12:38:54 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: A Navy Vet

Interesting how tastes go.

What bands are you talking about that actually wrote melodic rock.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 12:39:45 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Lawrence Welk?


6 posted on 07/12/2014 12:41:08 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

One of the last times my stepdaughter rode in my car before she passed away, we were jokingly singing along to “I Wanna Be Sedated”.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 12:41:24 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway

Wunnerful, wunnerful.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 12:44:39 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: A Navy Vet

What you wrote is utter BS.

I loved the Ramones.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 12:50:31 AM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Darksheare

Sorry to hear about your step daughter.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 12:50:36 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: A Navy Vet
Sorry for his family, but the Ramones were just a useless punk rock band that did nothing of consequence, music wise.

They did a lot more, music wise, than you!

11 posted on 07/12/2014 12:53:29 AM PDT by Yossarian
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
At least it wasn’t disco.

Thank goodness for that.

The Ramones and their ilk served notice on the world that disco was dead, that the overblown nonsense of the English "progressive" bands had run its course, and people just wanted to get back to good 'ol rock'n'roll.

RIP Tommy.

12 posted on 07/12/2014 12:55:00 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: nickcarraway

Thanks.
At least I laugh about how horrifically silly we sounded going down the road.
I still stumble through the song when it comes on.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 12:57:08 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m old enough to have referred to The Ramones et al as “punks” when it was still a term of derision among musicians. At the time I was playing ProgRock and had no use for the noise and anger of that form of “music”.
Over the years, I came to a greater appreciation of the genre and now know that The Ramones were, indeed, ground-breaking in their way. I still do not prefer to listen to very much if any punk music and still consider it to be crude and unfocused.
Rest In Peace, Tommy Ramone. You need it!


14 posted on 07/12/2014 1:03:32 AM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: A Navy Vet

Yes, they were rough-edged, but that was part of their stage presence. The Ramones filled a need for that unvarnished, ungilded type of rock unified by it’s wild guitar riffs, and a feigned distain for societies conventions. Every new generation of teens will look for a standard bearer of their angst and their brand of significance. In the late 70s and early 80s many kids were still reacting to the strong influences of the Beatles very mellow or esoteric type of music. Lou Reed’s style as in the New York Dolls or Velvet Underground was gaining strength and devotees. Some folks turned to what I call the Symphonic Goth music of The Cure. I liked disco, for what is was, which was a way to enjoy being out dancing with others. I never felt one had to choose only one kind of music to like, and thus spend energy
on hating or criticizing all other types.


15 posted on 07/12/2014 1:03:47 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
"At least it wasn’t disco."

Give you that.

16 posted on 07/12/2014 1:11:44 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: nickcarraway

Awww....
My screen name for almost 20 years has been lilyramone because a lily is my favorite flower and I was listening to the Ramones with my nephew when I was online creating a screen name on some site...RIP Tommy


17 posted on 07/12/2014 1:19:57 AM PDT by lilyramone ("Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”)
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To: ifinnegan
"What bands are you talking about that actually wrote melodic rock."

In that day, thinking Cars, Bondie, Boston, Steve Miller Band, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Skynard, etc. They wrote, produced, and played actual songs that still live on today in many jukeboxes. The Ramones were noise, and worse was the Sex Pistols. You rarely hear them because they had no soul - just angst that appealed to some teenagers. You rarely even hear Nirvana that was a re-constituted punk band. Nothing new there either.

18 posted on 07/12/2014 1:27:11 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Fresh Wind
The Ramones and their ilk served notice on the world that disco was dead,

Didn't the Ramones come out right when Disco was first becoming popular?

19 posted on 07/12/2014 1:35:16 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Aurorales
"What you wrote is utter BS. I loved the Ramones."

Good for you. Enjoy what you will. We all have our musical tastes, but the Ramones were just an over-hyped punk rock group that were promoted by their producer at a time they showed a difference from the mellow California sound (think Fleetwood Mac and others above). They don't have one song that will stand the test of time. Show me one song on a jukebox by the Ramones.

20 posted on 07/12/2014 1:38:58 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

Blondie loved the Ramones.

Thing is, you’re wrong.

Ramones are played at baseball games now. People like it.

They were quite melodic.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 1:40:42 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Aurorales

De gustibus non disputandum.

No arguing matters of taste.


22 posted on 07/12/2014 1:40:49 AM PDT by 22202NOVA (Tagline? I don't need no stinking tagline!)
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To: lee martell

The problem of course is that yesterday’s nonconformism becomes today’s styles, and then social rebels have to find another way to rebel.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 1:44:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: lee martell

Didn’t the Ramones say they were trying to create songs like 1960s bubblegum music?


24 posted on 07/12/2014 1:45:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: A Navy Vet

I don’t judge music by “if it’s played on a jukebox”.

That’s crazy.

You are giving your opinion. Not facts.

Many people love the Ramones. Many musicians are influenced by them. I believe their music and influence will stand the test of time.

Again, giving your opinion is of course fine. But stating your opinions as fact is absurd.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 1:50:13 AM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Yossarian
"They did a lot more, music wise, than you!"

Ouch. That cut me to the bone...har! So now I agree they were musical genious - not. Crap is crap no matter how you want to slice it. It may have been a moment in your life, but then I feel bad for you not knowing melodic music.

I grew up with Motown and the greatest R&B groups ever, so I know a little of about this music stuff, not to mention being a drummer and lead singer in bands. No, I didn't reach their level, so what? Later, I grew to love the Stones and their renditions of R&B classics and their own originals. The Beatles sucked.

Have fun listening to the Ramones. Music is what you feel. If you're about their songs, so be it.

26 posted on 07/12/2014 1:57:40 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet
Show me one song on a jukebox by the Ramones.

Definitely not my yardstick, but there's Disco on a jukebox.
27 posted on 07/12/2014 1:58:42 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: cartoonistx
"...and still consider it to be crude and unfocused."

That was my problem with the early punk movement. They were pretty much just noise and had NO "focus" for their sound. It was all about thrashing power chords while the lead singer wailed and complained. But then, that was their point. Sorry, I thought the Ramones sucked.

28 posted on 07/12/2014 2:03:44 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

Wow. Bet you’re a real hit at parties.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 2:03:56 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: nickcarraway

My husband and I were singing along to “Blitzkrieg Bop” a few days ago. Our youngest was amazed that Mommy & Daddy knew of such things,

Amazing talents who will always be missed.


30 posted on 07/12/2014 2:04:46 AM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens ~ J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: A Navy Vet

LOL

The Beatles did suck, and Sid Vicious has nothing on you when it comes to angst.


31 posted on 07/12/2014 2:09:16 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: A Navy Vet

But the Sex Pistols song about abortion, “Bodies” nails it. Ugly song for an ugly thing. I never heard it until they had a list of conservatives songs.


32 posted on 07/12/2014 2:19:11 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: A Navy Vet
>"They were just loud fast annoying crap."

A lot of it is. A lot of it isn't.

I wanna be your boyfriend 2:25

Danny Says 3:09

33 posted on 07/12/2014 2:22:44 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: ifinnegan
"Blondie loved the Ramones. Thing is, you’re wrong. Ramones are played at baseball games now. People like it. They were quite melodic."

Yes, I know that Blondie was part of the original CBGB nite club back in the day. Okay, I could be wrong, but never heard a melodic song by the Ramones. Please direct me to one of their melodic hits.

If the song sounds melodic, as in vocal melody, I will apologize to all.

34 posted on 07/12/2014 2:26:55 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: JennysCool
"Wow. Bet you’re a real hit at parties."

Actually, I used to be while playing drums and/or singing. Not so much now. Do you really care?

35 posted on 07/12/2014 2:30:39 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Rome2000
"The Beatles did suck, and Sid Vicious has nothing on you when it comes to angst."

Killing me...ha!! Think Crimson and Clover.

36 posted on 07/12/2014 2:33:56 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Darksheare
Always liked I Wanna Be Sedated and Rock-n-Roll High School.
37 posted on 07/12/2014 2:34:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: lee martell
Punk arose as an alternative to the highly polished and over-produced music of the eighties - think Supertramp - and as such was deliberately rough and raw edged. I think The Clash did some great stuff.
38 posted on 07/12/2014 2:38:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: A Navy Vet

No one cares. Go listen to Boston.


39 posted on 07/12/2014 2:39:32 AM PDT by csvset
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The avant garde has to stay avant!
40 posted on 07/12/2014 2:40:36 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: csvset
Boston - BLECK!
41 posted on 07/12/2014 2:42:33 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Aurorales
"You are giving your opinion. Not facts."

Of course. Music is a subjective medium. I have a little experience in music as a lead singer and drummer and rhythm guitar player, so I state things as I see them...as do we all. Unfortunately, sometimes it comes out too strong because I so believe in melody.

I grew up listening to Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Strauss, et al. I also grew up listening to the Crystals, Ronettes, Dion, Smokey, Supremes and all of Motown. I know melody when I hear it. I never heard a melody from the Ramones, but I'm open to hearing such. Probably tuned them out because of their thrash playing. Give me a song to listen to.

Sorry to have P'd you off.

42 posted on 07/12/2014 2:59:31 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet
Do you really care?

No. But others will as the weekend progresses. Best of luck.

43 posted on 07/12/2014 2:59:38 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: csvset
"Go listen to Boston."

Okay. I will turn it up.

44 posted on 07/12/2014 3:04:13 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: JennysCool
"No. But others will as the weekend progresses. Best of luck."

Uncool, Jenny. I was listening to Rock n' Roll as far back as 1955, probably way before you were born. I've tried to be courteous and reasonable, but you have to go there? Really? But then, this is what happens when discussing favorites of any medium. Want to talk about the Housewives of Who Gives a Sh*t? Sure I can make some statement you don't like about Clara.

45 posted on 07/12/2014 3:16:42 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Darksheare

My late ex-boyfriend loved the Ramones. They always remind me of him blasting them in his car and singing along. Sorry for your loss and sad about Tommy- too young.


46 posted on 07/12/2014 3:33:43 AM PDT by conservative cat
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To: Rummyfan

Yes, Supertramp was over-produced as was ELO and others like Styx. Although, I liked them at the time, I never listen to them anymore even though I have the CD’s. Agree that The Clash and was raw like a garage band. They kinda held my interest for awhile.


47 posted on 07/12/2014 3:38:06 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: conservative cat

Thanks.
I probably look like an idiot jabbering to myself and laughing when that song comes on.
But those were fun times that I sorely miss.
Sorry about the ex, hope the memories for you are fun ones at least.


48 posted on 07/12/2014 3:38:54 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Rummyfan

They influenced quite a few bands that came after.


49 posted on 07/12/2014 3:40:40 AM PDT by Darksheare (I don't have a copy. one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: conservative cat

very sad........don’t forget Joey Ramone was a true conservative when he died way too young....the Ramones were great because they made punk mainstream...the original album was recorded in less than 24 hours and was very raw...their best effort...any teenager with a leather jacket was a Ramone for a couple of years


50 posted on 07/12/2014 3:41:25 AM PDT by CrouchingTiger620 (is it possible to 45th worse out of 44)
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