19 Jul 2014

Farewell Tommy Ramone

The Ramones at the dumpThe Ramones

Tommy Ramone, drummer, producer and last surviving founding member of The Ramones died on 11 July 2014 aged 65.

Trevor Reekie talks to Monte A. Melnic, friend, tour manager and author of the best selling book On the Road with the Ramones.

Also joining the conversation is Jean McAllister from USA-based kiwi band The Drongos who recorded with Tommy Ramone in New York in the late 70s.

Playlist

Artist: Ramones
Song: Bltzkrieg Bop
Comp: Tommy and Dee Dee Ramone
Album: It’s Alive
Label: Sire

Artist: Ramones
Song: Pinhead
Comp: Ramones
Album: It’s Alive
Label: Sire

Artist: Ramones
Song: Beat On The Brat
Comp: Joey Ramone
Album: Mania
Label: Sire

Artist: Ramones
Song: I Wanna Be Sedated
Comp: Dee Dee, Joey, Johnny Ramone
Album: Mania
Label: Sire

Artist: The Drongos
Song: Substance Abuser
Comp: Drongos
Album: Small Miracles
Label: Proteus Records

Artist: Ramones
Song: Sheena is a Punk Rocker
Comp: Joey Ramone
Album: Its Alive
Label: Sire

Artist: Ramones
Song: 53rd & 3rd
Comp: Dee Dee Ramone
Album: Ramones (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Sire

Artist: Ramones
Song: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?
Comp: Dee Dee, Johnny, Joey Ramone
Album: Mania
Label: Sire

Artist: Ramones
Song: Surfing Bird
Comp: Al Frazier, Carl White, Sonny Harris,Turner Wilson Jr.
Album: Its Alive
Label: Sire

Artist: Ramones
Song: Commando
Comp: Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone
Album: Mania
Label: Sire

Artist: Ramones
Song: We Want The Airwaves
Comp: Joey Ramone
Album: Mania
Label: Sire