REVIEW OF MARKY RAMONE'S BLITZKRIEG CONCERT FEATURING ANDREW W.K. AT SANTOS PARTY HOUSE IN NYC, USA ON MAY 3, 2013


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Copyright: Dan Roepke, John Roepke and Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone.

PROLOG:
This was the first show of a world tour and ever what Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg and Andrew W.K. did together. But in this show line-up was different as on guitar was Mark Neuman. Mark is Marky's old friend and they has history in Marky Ramone And The Intruders, writing songs together etc. See details of Marky Ramone And The Intruders here.
Andrew W.K. is from America and he released his first album I Get Wet in 2001 on Island Records, and it soon rose to the #1 position on Billboard's 'Heatseekers' list. Album include his most famous song Party Hard. His latest albums are from 2008 and 2009. Andrew W.K. is featured also on Joey Ramone's video of New York City song.



REVIEW:
Review below by: Dan Roepke
Photos by: John Roepke.
Thanks.

On May 3, 2013, Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg with Andrew W.K. played at Santos Party House in New York City, USA. Andrew is a co-owner of this club. There was a big crowd and the place was packed. Tickets for the show cost $20. Marky's band took the stage at 8:30pm. There were no opening bands. In typical Ramones fashion, Andrew W.K. sang from one song to the next and only stopped for bassist Graham (vanderVeen) to yell 1-2-3-4.

Andrew W.K. is known as the party guy and the show felt like one big party. People from the crowd would jump up on stage and dance and go over and hug Andrew W.K. Andrew would put the mic in front of the fan on stage and the fan would sing a line or two from the song. Then they would jump back out into the crowd. This went on the entire show for just about every song. There was also a lot of crowd surfing during the show. When the band came out for the first encore, Marky walked over to the mic and said thank you. Those where the only words we heard from Marky all night. This was also the time that Andrew W.K. thanked the fans for coming out to see the show. He said that this was the first show of a world tour. The place is sold out and there's no place that we'd rather start a world tour than in our hometown New York City. He then introduced the band. On guitar was Mark Neuman, this is the same Mark who played in Sheer Terror and wrote songs with Marky when he was playing in Marky Ramone And The Intruders. He did a great job and gave it all he had.

On the bass was Graham (vanderVeen). Graham does an awesome job playing bass and singing backup. He is also a really cool guy. When Andrew introduced Marky, Andrew said we weren't able to find a drummer tonight, so there was a common street walker on the corner that we were able to pick up, he seemed nice enough and he said that his name was Marky Ramone. Marky had a big smile on his face during this introduction. Andrew is an entertaining guy and looked like he was having a really good time up on stage. He had really big shoes to fill in taking over for Michale Graves. I was a huge fan of Michale with Marky, but Andrew did a good job in filling in.

The band played two encores and played for about 1 hour and 20 minutes total. It was a pretty crazy crowd and a fun show. After the band left the stage, Andrew W.K.s song Party Hard was played over the club's speakers.

SET LIST:
Rockaway Beach
Teenage Lobotomy
Psycho Therapy
Do You Wanna Dance
I Don't Care
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
Havana Affair
Commando
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Beat On The Brat
53rd & 3rd
I Don't Want You
Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
Rock 'n' Roll High School
Oh Oh I Love Her So
She's The One
Judy Is a Punk
I Believe In Miracles
The KKK Took My Baby Away
Pet Sematary
Chinese Rock
I Wanna Be Sedated
I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
Pinhead

FIRST ENCORE:
(band intros)
Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?
I Just Want To Have Something To Do
I Don't Want To Grow Up
Cretin Hop
R.A.M.O.N.E.S.

SECOND ENCORE:
I Can't Make It On Time
I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement
Something To Believe In
What A Wonderful World
Blitzkrieg Bop

The set list is very similar to when I heard Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg play in March of 2012. He played 4 different songs in this show that he didn't play in 2012. They are: I Don't Want You, I Can't Make It On Time, I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement, and Something To Believe In.

Review by Dan Roepke. Thanks.



1) GO TO MAIN PAGE OF MY RAMONES HOMEPAGE.
OR 2) GO TO INDEX OF MARKY RAMONE'S BLITZKRIEG REPORTS.