RAMONES INFLUENCED BAND: THE DEROGATORIES

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DEROGATORIES-EP:

Side A:
1.Straight Jacket
2.Double Malt
3.TV Land

Side B:
1.The Beast
2.My Coast
3.100% Buffoon


Contact Derogatories and buy this EP: JESSDEROG@aol.com

I GIVE POINTS (1 - 5 STAR): 3,5 star

MY COMMENTS:

At first this is pretty special listening happening, but during the few plays of the EP I slowly realized different Ramones-pieces. Songs are pretty short, but really catchy. Lot of great tempo changes and surprises during the songs, noone can't say that is boring, this is somehow so honest and give the mind burn. Derogatories don't put too many elements to the one song, Derogatories are simple with a great way, but they really work. Backvocals comes beautifully, but not with a way like on Ramones-songs. EP keeps going without breaks between songs. They've added many sound samples to the songs like barking dogs, hellacopters etc. My favourites from their EP are; Straight Jacket, Double Malt, The Beast.

On EP has a lot live attititude and Derogatories are in the process of doing a totally live recording to show everyone how the Derogatories really sound. I would really imagine how well Derogatories would cover It's Alive-album, as well as Parasites did. The Derogatories also sent to me their new material on cassette filled with songs: Classic Rock, Wake Up, Dax, Strangler, Axe Murderer), EP was recorded 1998.

Cassette contain also Ramones-covers Crummy Stuff and 53rd And 3rd. Somehow Crummy Stuff was strange choose, but I've to say that it really works. I don't have never liked too much about Ramones-version of it. On 53rd & 3rd they really introduce New York's street attitude and they know how to show it 'cause Derogatories comes from Albany, NY. Cassette recordings are only a very small part of what they're in the process of recording for the coming release.

CAN YOU TELL SOME GREAT RAMONES-MEMORIES?
JESS DEROGATORY: I just got my leather coat signed by Johnny, Joey, Marky and Tommy (Ramones signing happening 1999). Dee Dee and I were too busy talking about old times that my coat was passed right by him and was left unsigned by Dee Dee. Johnny also yelled at me and said " CAN'T YOU PAY ATTENTION? " because I was drunk on a bottle of vodka. I thought that was very funny. Me and Kevin Derogatory (Derogatories' drummer) gave each one of the fellas a Derogatories t-shirt and cassette. Dee Dee and Tommy said our band looked very interesting and good. This made me very proud...

YOUR RAMONES -FAVOURITES
JESS DEROGATORY: I have no favorite Ramones because to me everything is just as good!

ARE YOU PLANNING TO RELEASE FULL LENGHT ALBUM?
JESS DEROGATORY: We've decided to not release our own full length album and to have a big record label release it for us instead. We have been playing rock and roll too long and we're too good to release records ourselves. So in meantime, we constanly write and record new songs at our friends' recording studio and play many gigs.