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GENERAL REMAINS/ RAMAINZ INFO:
Ramainz was called Remains from December 1996 to the beginning of the
1999. The reason why they've changed their name from Remains to Ramainz:
There was another band called Barry & The Remains, who did not like them
using that name, so Barry called them and asked them to please change the
spelling, and they did. There's a rumor that they changed the name to try
to sound more like Ramones. Thats not true at all, it has nothing to do
with Ramones. Even if it did, they have 2 Ramones in the band, so it
At first Remains/ Ramainz line-up was Dee Dee Ramone, CJ Ramone,
Marky Ramone and Dee Dee's wife Barbara Zampini. First Remains show was
at the Coney Island High School on December, 18, 1996.
Line-up changed all the
time, also Ben Trokan (from Marky Ramone & The Intruders) was on guitar
and many special guests. Last line-up was: Dee Dee, Marky and Barbara.
Ramainz was side-project in the end, then in 2000 Marky had the
Intruders, Dee Dee (RIP) concentrated on another book he was writing, and
also Dee Dee released new album and toured lot.
Dee Dee, Marky and Barbara recorded live album Live in N.Y.C. The album is
live from the Continental NYC, on July, 1997.
released by GBMUSIC
(UK) on June 15 1999. See album infos here.
Also later album was released in Argentina by Pinhead Records etc.
(Dee Dee signed that album cover for me in 2000, my
is signed by Dee Dee, Marky and Barbara, on it autographs are inside the
booklet. Also I've got signed by them Remains setlists
Joan Jett's great debut album Bad Reputation was re-released and it has
his performance of the Bad Reputation -song with the Remains (still then
Remains) at Long Island Brewing Company on January, 20th,1998.
Old news: I want to keep also these on my
site. November 13, 2000
Here's sad Ramainz-news. There was planned that Ramainz plays 4 gigs
in Brazil, but sadly every gig had to cancel 'cause of Dee Dee's
personal things... Dee Dee called to Marky that he can't come and that was
pretty shock. The productors tried to resolve the situation calling CJ,
but he had a lot of compromises and couldn't go. Ben Trokan was invited
too to substitute Barbara.... Marky is confirmed and will play with
Raimundos a set of Ramones' songs on that 89 FM Radio's Birthday Party. No
other gigs confirmed. Thanks to Marky.
November 15: at Centro de Exposições Imigrantes (São Paulo, Brazil)-
89 FM Radio's Birthday Party, with Marky Ramone/ Raimundos, The Cult, Rumbora
and other bands.
The Remains (Dee Dee, Marky and Barbara) were also at the
Continental on February 20th. This show was recorded for a live CD with
various bands. Marky's friend Trigger, who owns the club, wanted a Ramone
name to be on the album, to help Continental. Continental took photos of
Joey, Marky & Dee Dee standing together for the albums front cover of the
(Release date June 15, 1999: GB
GIG-INFO AND REVIEWS
REMAINS CHANGED THEIR TO THE RAMAINZ