MARKY RAMONE AND INTRUDERS
Live at the Tink's in Scranton, Pennsylvania, September, 11,
Marky Ramone and the Intruders were one of three opening acts for the
group The Misfits. They were the second band to play. The other two
opening bands were Maximum Penalty and Sheer Terror. Most of the fans at
this concert were there to see the Misfits, but there was also a loyal
We stood in the balcony which overlooked the stage from the side.
From there you had a bird's-eye view of the band. Marky and the Intruders
got on stage about 10pm and played for 45 minutes. They played the same
songs as written in past reviews.
Ben Large was once again replacing Skinny Bones. With Skinny gone, there
was really no lead singer. Johnny Pisano, Ben Trokan, and Ben Large took
turns singing songs. For some songs, all three of them sang parts
I wish that Skinny Bones was still with the group, but seeing Ben
Large for the first time, I thought that he did a good job. He sings with
a very intense look on his face. Large seemed very fan friendly. At one point
he was wearing a party hat and 3-D glasses that someone had thrown to him
from the crowd. Johnny and Ben Trokan were their usual awesome selves.
They were both bouncing around the stage and gave it everything they
During the show, Marky had a lot of new drum sticks next to him on
the floor. Every few songs or so he would switch to a new pair of sticks.
I guess this is how he stocks up on used sticks to autograph and sell at
During the Intruders show, Jerry Only from the Misfits came up to the
balcony for a while to watch the band. He seemed to be enjoying the show
as much as everybody else. He was signing a lot of autographs. He signed
one for my brother. He even signed some guys bare chest.
During the Intruders set, there were a few fights in the crowd that
security had to get involved in. Ben Trokan, with a smile on his face,
said that if there was going to be anymore fighting, they would have to
fight him first. That's kind of funny if you have ever seen Trokan. He's
not the biggest guy in the world.
After the show, Marky did his usual act. He walked up to the microphone
and thanked the crowd. All in all, it was a great show.
(This interesting review are made Dan And John Roepke)