MARKY RAMONE WITH DEZ CADENA AND JERRY ONLY (MISFITS),
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, AUGUST 19, 2001
Copyrightł 2001 - : David Kelly, Celine Ramone and Jari-Pekka
This event was held in Newark New Jersey (the armpit of the USA). The
horizon was grey and humid. The air smelled like a bum's ass. The
factory's and warehouses were abandoned and boarded up. The mini
Stadium were the Newark Bears play baseball was like an oasis among such
However the chance to see the Misfits with non other than Marky Ramone on
the skins was mindblowing. The stage was set up on the middle of the field
around second plate. After the 20 or so bands got the crowd sufficiently
warmed up Jerry Only came out where they had set up the Misfits equipment
and distracted the fans from the band that was playing. Everyone started
yelling for them to play. After a few minutes of sound checking the the
Misfits blasted into a set of about 15 classics.
This set included "Astro Zombies", "Halloween", "We are 138" and a ripping
version of "Rise Above" (Black Flag). The sound for the previous bands
was very loud but for the Misfits the sound was literally deafening.
Jerry's bass was rumbling like an earth quake. The set was split into two
parts. The first half was all classic Misfits material with Robo from
Black Flag on Drums and Dez Cadena (Black Flag) on Guitar and
Vocals. The second half was which could not be topped Robo gave up the
drumming duties to Marky Ramone. The band then played almost a full set of
Ramones songs. Which included "I Just Want To Have Something to Do", 'I
Dont Care", "Sedated" and a host of others. Marky was beating the drums
like an animal and did not miss a beat. They ended the gig with a comment
from Jerry "This song put the "A" in alternative music; HEY HO! LETS
GO! " and then they played "Blitzkreig Bop". Marky threw drumsticks into
the audience, and Jerry was great as usual, he came out to shake peoples
hands and told everyone to get home safely.
The crowd was really into it and looked dumbfounded as they watched Marky
Ramone and the Misfits rip it up. Seeing this was incredible. Ths show was
the best show I have seen in years. They truly blew away the crowd. No one
can compare with the REAL DEAL. I cant wait until the WWF show with Marky/
Misfits. Do yourselves a favor and go!!!!!
Here's also two pics from a Misfits 25th Anniversary signing and instore
performance with Marky and Robo and Dez from Black Flag will on June 28th
at the Virgin Megastore in the heart of Times Square, NYC.
(Review and pics by David Kelly + little bit from Celine Ramone)