|As modern Britain obsesses with wealth creation and productivity, its nice to be reminded of the greatest qualities of the Human race. Kindness. Resilience. Determination. Anger.|
|Few bands have ever challenged societies’ fascinations with status, consumerables and apathy like the Ramones. Wether through injecting a sense of humour into a too-cool-for-school New York scene (‘Spiderman’ covers) or by their gutter lyrics (53rd and 3rd) the Ramones never shy’d from beating on the rat and buzz-sawing emotion back into the status quo. They were like the best type of comedian; zany one minute, edgy and extreme the next.|
|As one of the final associates to the Paul Mcartney obsessed band (look it up), Richie has assembled an absolute monster to keep the spirit alive.|
|In Alex Kane they have a guitarist who plays like he’s taking the piss out of his contemporaries. Townsends’ machine gun and windmill look practcially juvenille compared to his gun-sucking and neck-snapping suicide/guitar interplays. He is a master class in performance art.
I’ll not even start on the bassist, Clare Misstake, who is the most punk thing i’ve ever seen.
|To say that this band are the best live act I’ve ever seen seems chrulish and promotional.
But it’s true.
I’ve never seen anything like this.