WARDOGS 12' MAXI
FEATURING MARKY RAMONE (2023)
BACK TO MARKY
Release date: April 20, 2023.
Record labels: Maninalto Records and L.S.D Records (La Scena
Marky Ramone, excellent and official Italian Ramones tribute band
and Italian DJ and punkrocker Andrea Rock created together
Pet Sematary / I Don't Want To Grow Up 12' maxiEP / digital release
- Songs are physically printed on 12' vinyl in a limited edition.
Release is also available on all major audio web platforms in digital
format, told Sandro Mariuz.
Mariuz is Wardogs' guitarist. Charity project named High Five For The
Kids is a Ramones
branded event to raise funds for the activities of the L'isola Che Non
C'e Association. It was created to support children with disabilities
through activities related to music.
Marky Ramone and Wardogs recorded one of the most famous Ramones songs
Pet Sematary. Biggest difference in their version compared to original
Ramones version is 25-30 seconds long guitar solo by Wardogs'
Sandro Mariuz. That really works and comes as a bit surprise when listening a
song. It is cheery.
- I decided to do a solo, to do something little different respecting
always the Ramones' tradition. I Don't Want To Grow Up is more
similar to the original, Sandro said.
Some parts Marky Ramone does play a bit more tight
than in original Pet Sematary version. I know Dee Dee Ramone and Daniel
Rey would be
happy of this version. Dee Dee and Daniel wrote original version to the
and Andrea Rock recorded I Don't Want To Grow Up together.
Ramones covered I Don't Want To Grow Up for Adios Amigos album in 1995.
An association that for years Andrea Rock, through the PGA (Punk Goes
Acoustic) follows and supports through a large number of activities.
The Wardogs' previous single was released in 2016. It has songs Go
Mental and Dirt Off and an illustration on it is created by John
Holmstrom (Punk Magazine etc.).
Illustration of I Don't Want To Grow Up side of new 12' maxiEP is
created by John Holmstrom. Other artworks are by Luca Carraro. See
cover artworks of both sides in right. Luca did "skull" kind of
faces of all Wardogs members and Marky and Andrea to inside.
Songs were recorded at Attitude Studio Milano and Bridge Studio
- The mix and mastering are masterfully performed by Marino De Angeli
who, with a touch of modernity, combined with the magic of Marky
Ramone's (Pet Sematary) drumming, manages to revive once again the myth
of the Ramones, tells Sandro Mariuz.
TRACKLISTING AND LINE-UP:
A-side: Pet Sematary.
B-side: I Don't Want To Grow Up.
Line-up: Pet Sematary:
Marky Ramone: drums.
Sando Mariuz: guitar.
Simone Baldi: vocals.
Faolo Mariotto: bassist.
Line-up: I Don't Want To Grow Up:
Andrea Rock: vocals.
Sando Mariuz: guitar.
Faolo Mariotto: bassist.
Simone Morettin: drums.
There were four events to support release and charity. Marky Ramone
did DJ appearances and played some songs together with the Wardogs.
- Marky will be present in all the four events. We'll present the 12'
maxi we recorded with Marky and he'll do the DJ sets, wrote Sandro
Mariuz to me in advance.
- Marky played a set of songs with us, different in different shows: Pet
Sematary, I Don't Want To Grow Up, Surfin Bird, R.A.M.O.N.E.S., I Don't
Care and Teenage Lobotomy, Sandro wrote afterwards.
Andead was an opening band for the Wardogs. Events were:
April 20, 2023: Estragon, Bologna, Italy.
April 21, 2023: Bottega 26, Poggibonsi, Italy.
April 22, 2023: Capitol, Pordenone, Italy.
April 23, 2023: Live Music Club, Trezzo Sull'Adda, Milan, Italy.
You got to see in these events also Henry Ruggeri's photograph
exhibition and DJ Ringo.
RAW & DIRTY AND RAMONES 40TH
I am noticed that everything Sandro Mariuz is doing are products with
high quality. He is a man behind of many great projects and events. As I
wrote, the goal of this 12' maxiEP release is to raise funds to finance
learning courses to be allocated to the children of the L'isola Che Non
C'e association in Milan.
The Wardogs has earlier released Ramones' tribute/ cover album titled
Raw & Dirty (2012) etc. Album has by Wardogs 20 covers of Ramones songs
or songs that also
Ramones covered and a song that Joey covered What A Wonderful World.
- Raw & Dirty Days is our personal tribute to the Ramones and we don't
want to try to emulate them (it's impossible!!!). We tried to maintain
album raw, Sandro Mariuz explained to me in 2012.
Bonus track on album is Blitzkrieg Bop and it is a live version from a
Marky Ramone played with Mariuz etc. under name Marky Ramone & Andead at
Palaverde, Treviso, Italy on December 31, 2011. After song ended, it
turned to 2012.
Sandro Mariuz was a main man behind of Home Festival's Ramones 40th
Anniversary Event on 2014.
Inside Home Festival there was an area for the 40th Ramones
anniversary. Home Festival is actually biggest Italian music festival
with more than 100 000 people. The Wardogs did play then with Marky
Ramone on September 5, 2014. There was a memorabilia and poster
exhibition, Henry Ruggeri's and George DuBose's photo exhibitions etc.
Ramones road manager Monte A. Melnick was presenting Italian edition of
his book. Also I (Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone) and Florian Hayler (Ramones
Museum Berlin) etc. did attend an event. As well great people like
Jörg Buscher (RIP 2012), Marco Zuanelli, Martino Pasina, Maurizio
Nodari, Paolo di Gaetano, Clarissa Attombri, Cinzia Vuotti and Ruggero
Brunello. See here
photos I had taken in a festival.