MARKY RAMONE SPEAKS AT FLORIDA STATE
The show started with about 15 minutes of film excerpts of
maniacal Brazilian Ramones fans.
Marky walked out wearing leather jacket and sunglasses-- full Ramones
gear. He said this was only the fourth time he had spoken to a group like
this. There was about 100 people in the audience. Over the next 40 minutes
he talked about his own life, using slides to show where he grew up, his
involvement with early bands such as Dust and Richard Hell, and then his
joining the Ramones.
He spoke very openly about his past problems with alcohol, and about life
after the Ramones. He then graciously answered questions for an hour and a
half, on just about every subject. Perhaps most intriguing was his belief
that the Ramones may reunite again. Apparently, he thinks Johnny is
growing bored and may relent on his decision not to play again. He also
made it clear that any reuniting would likely be with Dee Dee and not
"We were always into things like freaks, two-headed kids, pinheads,
thalidomide babies, sci-fi, you know, stuff like that."
Biggest surprise: "Joey overdubbed all the vocals on Loco Live,
even though I thought he sounded great that night."
Biggest downer: The stupid geek in the audience who kept annoying Marky by
asking questions about Sid Vicious, like he still worshipped the
(THANKS TO: Johnny Cabrone)