No Ifís, Andís or Butís !
When The RAMONES split up in 1996, the world lost one of its most influencial bands. It is hard to name one comtemporary punk or rock band who has not been influenced by them. But things could even get worse when last April, Joey Ramone passed away. Music fans all over the world mourned for the loss of their music icon. However The RAMONES are very much alive ! The Lifetime Achievement award that the remaining Ramones ĒbrothersĒ received in September on MTV Music Awards and the nomination for the RockíníRoll Hall of Fame highlights their importance for the history of modern music.
Marc Bell a.k.a. MARKY RAMONE, drummer of the RAMONES has always refused to retire and has kept on playing rockíníroll. Keeping fine music alive. There has been The Ramainz with Dee Dee Ramone, his first post-Ramones band The Intruders and his guest appearances with the legendary MISFITS. But now here he is with his new gang.
MARKY RAMONE & THE SPEEDKINGS is the perfect combination of an American Classic and the snotty attitude of a bunch of Euro Trash no-goods. They are LOUD and they are FAST. And above allÖ they are in your face. Live this band has proven to be an exciting explosion of terrifying RAWK and infectuous powerpop that you canít get out of your head.
ĒNo Ifís, Andís or ButísĒ is a 13 song album that will hold you by the balls and rip your heart out. Daniel Rey, producer of The Ramones, Misfits, White Zombie,Ö was working on this album under the September attacks on NYC, but it seems that absolutely nothing will stop this album ! The album also contains two bonus tracks from previous recordings with the collaboration of Ben Trokan (Intruders vocalist/guitarist) and Marc Neuman (Sheer Terror).
MARKY RAMONE & THE SPEEDKINGS are proud of this album and wanted it to be released on a label that represents the face of Rawk. The obvious choice for Europe is White Jazz Records, who prove in their releases and their bandroster, a fine taste for the real thing. Both the band and the recordlabel feel very enthousiastic about the coming cooperation !
LOUD FAST RULES !