Friday, June 23, 2006

Gabba Gabba Hey!

I'm a huge fan of the Ramones and absolutely loathe musicals so I'm a little torn...wait, I take that back. This may be the dumbest idea I have ever heard, outside of Gus van Zant (what was worse, his shot by shot remake of Psycho or making a movie "loosely based" on Cobain that was not loose at all?). I guess the only good that can come from it is to bring the Ramones music to a wider audience. Then again...

From Pitchfork:

Claiming to be the world's first punk rock musical (ok, I guess, but when
you think about it, Les Mis is pretty punk rock), Gabba Gabba Hey! incorporates
18 classic Ramones tracks-- including "Beat on the Brat", "Blitzkreig Bop", "I
Wanna Be Sedated", "53rd & 3rd", and "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker"-- into a kind
of postmodern, downtown NYC girl-meets-boy storyline. Lucky for the Gabba Gabba Hey! crew, remaining Ramone Tommy lent his approval to the project by
contributing music direction for the show and agreeing to make special nightly
appearances, while Nick Sheppard (who was in the late-period Clash) leads the
house band.
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Blogger melanaise said...

The Ramones are a guilty pleasure of mine.... :-)

6/24/2006 04:00:00 AM  

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