MARKY RAMONE & THE INTRUDERS
The Answer To Your Problems? (Zoe)
Reviewed by Shaun
You've got to give Marky Ramone credit. After all these years, his
commitment to the louder, harder, faster ethic seems undiminished.
Along with Ben Trokan (vocals, guitar) and Johnny Pisano (bass, vocals),
Marky pounds his drums into submission with the same energy that fueled
so many classic Ramones tracks.
The Intruders aren't the Ramones, though. Not that that's a bad thing.
Nobody else is either. Nobody ever will be again. (That's a sad, if
not bad, thing.) But there is something essential missing from the
Intruders' music that was an important part of the Ramones music. These
guys don't sound like they're having anywhere near as much fun as the
Ramones always did. This is much angrier, much darker music. That's
not a bad thing, either, but it's a very different thing, and anyone who
sees Marky's name on the cover and expects the same old party romp that
has always been associated with the Ramones name is likely to be
surprised if not forewarned. Consider yourself forewarned. Just the
same, consider yourself encouraged. It's different, but it's real good.
If louder, faster, harder still sounds good to you, there's nobody
around these days doing it better. If louder, faster, harder holds no
interest, well, Kenny G is in the studio. Have fun.
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You * Life Sucks * Don't Blame Me * Don't Think * Middle Finger * Cry
Baby * Lottery * Under The Gun * Nowhere Man * Better Than Being You
© 1999 - Shaun Dale