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Richie Ramone with Public Nature, X’s for Eyes and the Snipped
April 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Richie joined the Ramones in February 1983 before the release of Subterranean Jungle, and appears in two music videos from that album. He played on the Ramones albums Too Tough to Die, Animal Boy and Halfway to Sanity and appears on their compilation albums Greatest Hits, Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits and Weird Tales of the Ramones, and on the Ramones live DVD It’s Alive 1974-1996. He penned the Ramones’ hit song “Somebody Put Something in My Drink” which is included on the album Ramones Mania, the first Ramones album to go gold, as well as “Smash You”, “Humankind”, “I’m Not Jesus”, “I Know Better Now” and “(You) Can’t Say Anything Nice”. Richie’s songs “I’m Not Jesus” and “Somebody Put Something in my Drink” have been covered by new generations of bands worldwide, particularly metal bands like Children of Bodom and Behemoth. Richie was the only drummer to sing lead vocals on Ramones songs, including “Can’t Say Anything Nice” and the unreleased “Elevator Operator”, as well a multitude of Ramones demos. Ramones quintessential frontman and punk rock icon Joey Ramone said of Richie: “Richie’s very talented and he’s very diverse . . . He really strengthened the band a hundred percent because he sings backing tracks, he sings lead, and he sings with Dee Dee’s stuff. In the past, it was always just me singing for the most part.” Richie performed over 500 shows with the Ramones all over the world, including South America, where rabid Richie fans held up signs proclaiming “Richie” and “Drink”. (the latter referring to “Somebody put Something in my Drink,” a song written by Richie) Richie enjoyed close bonds with songwriter/bassist Dee Dee Ramone and Joey Ramone who stated, “ saved the band as far as I’m concerned. He’s the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band.” Special Guests: Public Nature (direct support) Local Boys: X’s for Eyes and the Snipped. Doors at 6pm Show at 7pm This is a 21 year old and older show. Tickets $15 advance $20 at the door