Just heard this morning via Pitchfork that the Queens Museum is hosting a Ramones retrospective! It opens April 10th.
From the website:
Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk
““The Ramones all originate from Forest Hills and kids who grew up there either became musicians, degenerates or dentists. The Ramones are a little of each.”
—Tommy Ramone, first press release
Released in April 1976, the Ramones’ self-titled debut album introduced the world to four unsmiling hoods in ripped jeans and leather jackets, and to the uncompromising attitude known as punk. Ramones’ minimalist tunes, slapstick lyrics, buzzsaw guitars, and blitzkrieg tempo became the wellspring for a genre of music and a strain of culture.
On this first album’s 40th anniversary, the Queens Museum and theGRAMMY Museum are partnering to present an unprecedented two-part exhibition celebrating the lasting influence of punk rock progenitors the Ramones. Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk. While the exhibition’s two parts will share many key objects drawn from more than 50 public and private collection across the world, each will explore the Ramones through a different lens: the Queens Museum iteration will begin with the Ramones’ roots in Queens and reveal their ascendancy in both music and visual culture, demonstrating their remarkable influence on music, fashion, fine art, comics, and film. The Grammy Museum version will contextualize the band in the larger pantheon of music history and pop culture.” – The Queens Museum
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Of course I wasn’t allowed entry, as usual. Thanks, Danny Fields.
Learn all about the Ramones in the book;
“ON THE ROAD WITH THE RAMONES”.
Throughout the remarkable twenty-two-year career of the Ramones the seminal punk rock band, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy & MTV’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners and inductees into The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, Monte A. Melnick saw it all. He was the band’s tour manager from their 1974 CBGB debut to their final show in 1996. Full of insider perspectives and exclusive interviews and packed with over 250 personal color photos and images; this is a must-have for all fans of the Ramones.
Monte Melnick was on our radio show already-his book historic in Ramones history! We are both in Ramones Show now on tour!
I designed “Road to Ruin” and “End of the Century” iconic Ramones albums in the Queens Museum Show! This epic
show is quality curated by Marc H Miller.
This is very cool. I’m glad I live in a world where The Ramones are still talked about.
I was at the Punk Magazine / Howl gallery event recently and met the Queens Museum show Ramones local curator, Marc H. Miller. See 98bowery.com Andy Shernoff of the Dictators was on the panel. The editor-publisher of Punk Mag is John Holmstrom, email@example.com and they were/are very big on the Ramones, of course.