The Wild Hare Club and the Underground Revolution Hereford bring you a ‘Punky Reggae Party’taking place at The Booth Hall on 9 September 2016. Show begins at 20:00. Pre-order tickets here
RAMONAS THE IRASCIBLES REGGAE PIE
It’s 1976, the Concorde has taken to the skies and the Ramones have released the self-titled ‘Ramones’ LP, produced by Sire Records for a total of $6,700 which was hardly a success on the billboard charts, yet this album donned them the forefathers of the punk sound, and you can assure there is hardly a soul in the western world who hasn’t heard ‘Beat on the Brat’ (possibly because we all have one we fancy giving a beating to). The awakening of punk was happening both in New York and the UK under much different social circumstances…if you are reading this then I assume you know the story. I am not sure middle class born Ramones had much to be angry about, but they were fast, loud, catchy, and basically piss takers.
40 years later and we are in the midst of celebrating the anniversary of punk without the members of the Ramones, they have sadly all passed away, yet they remain ingrained in our hearts and playlists. This year the Underground Revolution Hereford has taken ’40 Years of Punk’ on board and we mean business. Punk guided us away from 70’s pretentiousness and into a DIY, just do it your own way and it became a platform in the UK for anarchy.
We are currently living in despairing times at the mercy of filthy, conniving politicians looking out only for themselves, and the working classes are feeling the burden. It couldn’t be a more appropriate time to revive the “DIY Punk Attitude” and the rise of bands using their music as a platform to unite the underdog and gather up the affected PISSED OFF masses.
But it is sad to think that the Ramones aren’t here to witness these celebrations taking place all over the UK and around the world. Do not despair…enter the Ramonas! An all female Ramones tribute band…you heard it right people, and fortunately for Hereford, the longest running local promoter The Wild Hare Club and the latest DIY lovin’ promoters on the scene, The Underground Revolution, are paying tribute by bringing you a ‘Punky Reggae Party’ with the Ramonas as the headlining act, alongside supporting acts, The Irascibles a bluesabilly band from Cardiff and Reggae Pie, who will be spinning calypso, ska, rock steady, dancehall and roots tunes between sets we all love and associate with the Punk era.
The Ramonas are fast and furious brods who inject their own style to the Ramones songs, the boys would have been proud of. My kinda girls.
This ‘Punky Reggae Party’ will take place at Hereford’s number 1 live music venue, The Booth Hall on September 9th, show begins 20:00. Tickets are just £10 and available on the Underground Revolution Music Glue ticket website HERE. If you are a die hard Ramones fan (who isn’t??) then we suggest you pick up your tickets sooner rather than later, as we expect tickets to sell out.