Skip to comments.Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member of the 1970s Punk Band The Ramones, Dies at 62
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 bands 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 bands first three albums, Variety said.
Yikes. Did any of them live to see old age ? RIP.
The Ramones and Sex Pistols sucked.
At least it wasn’t disco.
Interesting how tastes go.
What bands are you talking about that actually wrote melodic rock.
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”.
What you wrote is utter BS.
I loved the Ramones.
Sorry to hear about your step daughter.
They did a lot more, music wise, than you!
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.
At least I laugh about how horrifically silly we sounded going down the road.
I still stumble through the song when it comes on.
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!
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.
Give you that.
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
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.
Didn't the Ramones come out right when Disco was first becoming popular?
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.
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