Best Ramones Drummer?

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Whom?

Tommy Ramone
11
38%
Marky Ramone
14
48%
Richie Ramone
3
10%
Clem Burke
1
3%
 
Total votes: 29

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Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by Suzanne H. » 19 Jun 2008, 5:53pm

I'm curious.

For the record, I'm choosing Marky.




By the way, I'm not obsessed with the Ramones AT ALL.
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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by In A Rut » 19 Jun 2008, 7:04pm

unfair question. Marky Ramone should count as two people (him + his hair).

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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by matedog » 19 Jun 2008, 7:09pm

Marky wins for his "Good one, Mr. McGree" line in RnR High School.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by Marky Dread » 19 Jun 2008, 7:53pm

Easy!
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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by Flex » 19 Jun 2008, 7:54pm

Marky Mark, natch.
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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by Howard Beale » 19 Jun 2008, 11:38pm

Suzanne H. wrote:Clem Burke
Don't you mean "Elvis" Ramone?

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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by AdamRamone » 19 Jun 2008, 11:54pm

definitely marky.

edit:

if you think about it Marky is the ORIGINAL Ramone drummer, technically it is Tommy, but he was just filling in for the mean time. Kinda like Tory did in The Clash S/T. Tommy wanted to produce, just like Tory wanted a Jag.

also: most of the surviving Ramones are drummers, 4 out of 5 to be exact. C.J. is a lonely bassist.
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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by MadModWorld » 20 Jun 2008, 2:39am

RICHIE!
But only 'cos we share the same birthday.
If my memory serves me correctly.
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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by Toxana Mellor » 20 Jun 2008, 3:06am

I'm going with the original, Tommy
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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by Rat Patrol » 20 Jun 2008, 9:31am

Actually, Joey was the original drummer back when Dee Dee was still lead vocalist. Tommy was just producer for the 1st album who ended up doubling-up on drums in studio and then staying on as a band member for 4 years because they gave up trying to find anyone else. So even though he was the 'original' it was only a side job for him and he didn't intend to stay forever. So I'd have to go with Marky as their only true fit even though he came on after the untouchable '77-79 era.


Who the fuck voted for Clem Burke?
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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by nsc » 20 Jun 2008, 9:58am

tommy was the first. all the later drummers signed up to play in the style of tommy - screwball not pinball.

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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by Heston » 20 Jun 2008, 10:05am

Rat Patrol wrote:Who the fuck voted for Clem Burke?
Me!
Admittedly I haven't heard any of his work with the Ramones, but he's one of my favourite drummers.
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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by Wolter » 20 Jun 2008, 10:07am

Heston wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:Who the fuck voted for Clem Burke?
Me!
Admittedly I haven't heard any of his work with the Ramones, but he's one of my favourite drummers.
Much as Kenny Jones was fantastic with the Small Faces and not so great with the Who, Clem was a poor fit for the Ramones.
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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by matedog » 22 Jun 2008, 2:32am

Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:Who the fuck voted for Clem Burke?
Me!
Admittedly I haven't heard any of his work with the Ramones, but he's one of my favourite drummers.
Much as Kenny Jones was fantastic with the Small Faces and not so great with the Who, Clem was a poor fit for the Ramones.
Didn't he play one show with them?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Best Ramones Drummer?

Post by Wolter » 22 Jun 2008, 10:21am

matedog wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:Who the fuck voted for Clem Burke?
Me!
Admittedly I haven't heard any of his work with the Ramones, but he's one of my favourite drummers.
Much as Kenny Jones was fantastic with the Small Faces and not so great with the Who, Clem was a poor fit for the Ramones.
Didn't he play one show with them?
Obviously a poor fit or he would have played more... ;)
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