We’ll be the support act for the Budapest gig of Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg on the A38 on Tue 1 Sep. Needless to say, we feel honoured and excited to share the stage with a real Ramone – the Ramones were the single biggest influence on our music. If you plan to visit the gig, make sure you switch off your smartphone when you enter the boat.
This is gonna be a series of posts about punk rock bands that inspired us throughout the years. Who else could we start with if not the Ramones?
The Ramones were the first punk band ever, starting out in Queens, New York as early as 1974, and the mastermind was a Hungarian guy (Tommy Ramone). They influenced the whole ’77 British punk scene. (Sid Vicious always wanted to be Dee Dee, but he kinda overacted his role.) They were a major influence on every decent punk rock band ever since. That includes Bankrupt as well. It’s not just that we have songs like Listen or Cinderella which are obviously indebted to the Ramones, but we even wrote a tribute song to them, Farewell To The Cretins. Continue reading