RAMONES EXHIBITION: RAMPE3, IN AUGSBURG, GERMANY:
MARCH 21 - APRIL 5,
There was really cool and special Ramones exhibition RAMPE3 in Augsburg,
March 21 - April 5, 2003.
Exhibition was dedicated for Dee Dee and Joey.
I added 4 cool pics from exhibition.
Click here, to see them..
I've informed of that in my site long time ago, when they were searching
live bands and oldstyle punkrockers for the frame program etc. Exhibition
will be documented primarily the subject of the Ramones, furthermore the
effects of the Ramones on the punk rock in Europe and specifically on the
area of Augsburg-Munich.
After these lines comes the official English text that is
mainly co-ordinated by Heiko Gerdes and Sebastian of the official City of
Augsburg "Stadtjugend Ring" organisation. This organisation mainly
support and organize the whole thing.
Every day a mix of documentation, concerts, art, readings, films and
clubbing. Every day from dusk til..? - inclusive three weekends!
This event focuses on the Augsburg's punk scene and also pays a huge
tribute to the Ramones, showing in context how they've kick-started the
whole punk thing.
Back in summer of '78 some young german punks from Augsburg drove cross
the whole country to Hamburg in a fucked-up car "just" to see Da Bruddas
first ever gig on german turf... They catched up the Fast Four on the
airport and where asked to help them with the equipment. The story so
What started with a simple roadie job, lastet to 25 years of friendship.
They also followed the Ramones later tours, got alot of infos too as they
where invated backstage many times when the Ramones came over here.
The Augsburg crew stayed in regular contact with Dee Dee Ramone. Two of
them, Lothar Felkel and General Seckler, where especially friends with Dee
Dee. Thus in early 2002, hanging out with Dee Dee, they had the idea of
an exhibition off DeeDee's paintings in Augsburg which he wanted to
attend. Dee Dee also was supposted to open it with a acoustic concert.
After his death, both kept working on this idea to make sure it will
They got help, money and know-how by the "Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH"
and the "Stadtjugendring Augsburg", who are the official presentators of
this event. Without their professional help and the great job Sebastian
Kochs does there, this couldn't be realized. What originally started just
as the plan of making a small art exhibition, did now grow to a full-size
Both guys did recently a trip to New York, to discuss their project and
asking people for support who where close with the Ramones and/or worked
for them. Bringing back home a bunch of interesting stuff, unique items,
photos, art and more that now will be shown to the public, most of it for
the first time ever.
Inclusive Ramones photos from their official photographers, like George
Dubose, Roberta Bayley, Stephanie Cherniekowsky, Bob Gruen and David
Paintings of Dee Dee Ramone, Paul Kostabi and Joe Raimond, just to name a
In Rampe3 there will be also the possibility of leaving a personal gift
at the shrine of JOEY AND DEE DEE. Some facts just to show you how big it
will be: 400m² (square meter) art
exhibition, 380m² documentation area, 700m² Rock 'n' Roll Hall, 30m² movie
theatre, 350m² Punk Rock Club, plus merchandise area.
They also invated Arturo Vega, The Ramones creative director since 1974,
and administrator of officialramones.com the official Ramones website
will be present from the 27th of March till the last day. Arturo will
bring rare and precious items from his personal collection of Ramones
memorabilia and photographs never seen before. He will also narrate a
slide show telling part of the story from the 2261 Ramones shows he was
lucky enough to work in. He will be there and bring all the official
Ramones merchandise with him that's normaly only available in the states.
Marky Ramone & The SpeedKings was planned to be also special guest, BUT
THEIR SHOW IS CANCELLED!!!
But that's by far not all! More than 25 bands to make sure that every day
will be a special: live music, readings, movies and more.
Rampe3 is open daily at 6:00pm, on weekends until 3:00 am admission will
be Euro 3. - (incl. concerts), except March 24th (Juergen Teipel, Euro
They've setup a website, it's written in German but easy to navigate and
understand. Just click on the Rampe3 logo to check it out. - Go to
Programm to see all the acts or look program lower on that page. Kunst
means art, and on the button Anfahrt you'll have a map that guide you
direct to the location.
For all visitors from abroad: Augsburg is in south Germany, famous
Bavaria. It's near Munich, aprox 60 kilometers, and the
public-transportation from Munich to the venue is very good. I think a
train goes every 20 minutes.
Download a city-map of Augsburg
here. (Adobe Acrobat Reader
So if you don't speak german and you wanna go to Augsburg, you need to
- How to go there by public-transport?
- Where to find a Hotel?
- Is there a camp-site?, etc. etc.
Just visit the website of Augsburgs
or call them (0049 - 821 - 50 20-721).
You also can contact Sebastian by E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org): But please
keep in mind, this guy is busy with the last stuff to organize. So just
serious requests please. Don't ask him what a pint of beer will
RAMPE3: PROGRAM, MARCH 21 - APRIL 5, 2003
21st March 2003 Friday OPENING
ANGELIKA EXPRESS (Köln) and STARTER (Augsburg)
- Super 8 Movies from STEFAN WESTERROT (Augsburg)
DJ - Dustbins Of History with DJ THOMAS P
22nd March 2003 Saturday
JOKA e.V. presents: MURDER DISCO X (Stuttgart), MR. VERTIGO (Prag),
THORSTEN PROPELLER (Augsburg), JESUS JACKSON (Augsburg), DEEP (Augsburg)
DJ - JOKA e.V.
23rd March 2003 Sunday
Augsburg Night/ Local Heroes:
With CREEPING CANDIES, DALTONS, LOCOMOTION, HOG RAISERS, SCHRÄGLAGE,
MADCAPS, CARELESS VOICE
DJ - Are we B.O.F.s? - Subway Scene with NONO NEUMANN
24th March 2003 Monday
Junges Theater presents: JÜRGEN TEIPEL Reading "Verschwende deine
DJ - PETER SCHLUMP (Mermaid Records)
25th March 2003 Tuesday
DJ - Dead Fingers Talk with 8 EYED SPY
26th March 2003 Wednesday
DJ - Tequila Dementia- The Bootleg Session with PETER BOMMAS
27th March 2003 Thursday
DJ - LONDON`S CALLING IN DUB: A slice of English toast with
28th March 2003 Friday RAMONES WEEKEND
Wanker-Records presents: THE WILLOWZ (Los Angeles), ROMEROS (Duisburg),
CALVIN STRIKES (Bamberg)
DJ - ARTURO VEGA (New York), GENERAL SECKLER (Generation N) & STEFF
29th March 2003 Saturday RAMONES WEEKEND
Wanker-Records presents: WAX.ON WAX.OFF (Kiel), THE WILLOWZ (Los
Angeles), THE NEW WAVE HOOKERS (Bamberg)
DJ - ARTURO VEGA (New York), GENERAL SECKLER & LOTHAR FELKEL (Augsburg)
30th March 2003 Sunday
Junges Theater presents: DJ - "Underground Radio Show" with KARL
BRUCKMAIER, JUSTIN HOFFMANN And CARL-LUDWIG REICHERT
31st March 2003 Monday
DJ - Zeitriss, Anarchie und Montag: JESUS JACKSON &
Reading with HORST THIEME, JUERGEN JAECKLIN and GERALD FIEBIG
1st April 2003 Tuesday
DJ - Brand new, you're retro with TINITUSSI
2nd April 2003 Wednesday
DJ - Sixties Punk Flashback with STEVE, LEFTI, BARNEY & CPT. R.M. (special
3rd April 2003 Thursday
DJ - Forget it, you wouldn't understand it anyway: Obscure early Punk &
4th April 2003 Friday
JOKA e.V. presents: PLEDGE ALLIANCE (Graz), FALLING DOWN (Heidenheim),
SCHIZOSTURM, DAS GRAUSAME SCHNEEBALLSCHLACHTEN (Augsburg), WERTLOS
(Augsburg), DAS ATTENTAT (Augsburg)
DJ - JOKA DJs
5th April 2003 Saturday
GENERATION N (Augsburg)
Junges Theater presents: HELLFIRE (Weilheim/Munich)
DJ - Kommando 6 feat.: BETA EVERS, DYTRONIC & BLOODFIRE