MARKY RAMONE AND THE INTRUDERS
The Curb Theatre (Custom Rock Bar), Oslo, Norway, January
Marky and his two young companions in the Intruders hit the stage in Oslo
at half past eleven. From the very first chord and drumbeat the setting
The Intruders kickstarted their set with a fast punkrock song and a
friendly attitude towards the 250 people in the audience. They kept the
beat and did their very best to kick everybodies ass, and they succeded.
The audience was slamdancing from Ben's very first words "Next song is
about drinking beer". The crowd started moving and beerbottles were flying
through the air. Several of the bottles hitted the stage, one bottle hit
the guitarneck of Ben and one bottle passed Marky's head with less than 1
meter. I was really afrightend and Marky would probably have exploded if
the bottle had hit his face. Anyway Marky didn't seem to care and showed
us his incredbile drum technique for more than one hour.
The people in the first rows in front of the stage were dancing like wild
the whole time. The Intruders where playing both their own material and
covers like "Nowhere Man" by the Beatles is on second Intruders Don't
Blame Me/ The Answer to Your Problems? -album and "Blank Generation" by
Marky's first band the Voivoids. Both the Intruders and the audience was
sweating heavily and finally the Intruders left the stage with a short
"thank you". Actually that was Marky's only words during the concert, most
of the speaking was left for Ben and Johnny in the front.
The crowd was cheering Marky and the Intruders for 2-3 minutes before they
came back on stage and did two more songs. Once again Marky stood up from
his stool, gave us a quick "thank you" and left the stage. The crowd was
singing and in a few minutes Marky & the Intruders couldn't resist
anymore. They got up on stage again and did "I DON'T CARE", an excellent
version and Marky was wearing a great smile during the whole song.
ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!!!! The song was the absolutely highlight of the show
and the audience was singing almost louder than the band.
It was good to see Marky back on stage again and the Intruders did an
excellent show. Hope they'll be back in Europe soon!!