Ramone-a-thon

Well folks. Years ago before this place took over my life and left me with no time to do anything, I used to run an event called Ramone-a-thon. It combined two things I love. The Ramones, and raising money for charity. 

Over the years it ran from 2000 to 2007 I raised over $10 000 for various charities including drug rehabilitation and refugees. It was an absolute hoot to organize, run and attend (and play) and very fulfilling as an event.

The first one was organized by Adam from Undead Apes and I and he didn't really see it as an annual thing. I thought it had potential to do good things so I basically took over by myself. I always had great support from Toshi from the AWESOME Melbourne via Japan band Mach Pelican. Over the years I had some big bands come and play and had LOTS of bands from all over the world ask to play. I was pretty proud of the whole thing in general. 

  

Ramone-a-thon 2007.

The Spazzys (Melbourne)

Roshambo

Spod

The Fancy Boys

Black Level Embassy

Killer Birds

Nova Scotia

The Stabs

The 10-4's

Stolen Bikes Ride Faster

One shot Salute

Team Dickhead

Hits

The Rousells 

The Ramonettes

Shooting at Unarmed Men 

Turnpike

Texas Tea

Razorhurst

Death Rides a Horse

The Gels

Del Toro

The Boondal Boys

Little Lovers

The Dry Horors

Suzy loves Dick

The Sips

 

Ramone-a-thon 2006

 Fri night

The Hard-Ons (Sydney)

Hytest

Stero City

Side effects

RAD

New Wave Hookers

Sat night

Guitar Wolf (Japan)

Spencer P Jones (Melbourne)

Mach Pelican (Melbourne)

Kamikaze Trio 

Roshambo

The Fancy Boys

Vanlustbader

Seaplane

Violent Soho

The Colytons

Butcher Birds

Horror Tones

Little Lovers

Amphetish

3 Chord Disaster

 

Ramone-a-thon 2005.

 The Queers (USA)

Mach Pelican (Melbourne)

The Self-Righteous Brothers (Sydney)

Roshambo

Ramonettes (Adelaide)

Sekiden

Death Rides a Horse

Yidcore (Melbourne)

Gazoonga Attack

Eat Laser Scumbag

Vegas Kings

The Dangermen

Sin City (Melbourne)

The Sips

Fat mans cleavage

 

Ramone-a-thon 2004. Dedicated to Johnny Ramone.

 Mach Pelican (Melbourne)

The Spazzys (Melbourne)

The Ramonettes (Adelaide)

Roshambo

The Tremors

The Grates

The Marones (Newcastle)

The Fancy Boys (France)

Next stop rehab!

Mouthguard

Bad Day Down

Death rides a horse

 

Ramone-a-thon 2003.

 Groovie Ghoulies (USA)

Mach Pelican (Melbourne)

Roshambo

Fancy Boys

the Remedials (Melbourne)

Sekiden

the Habits

Spazzys (Melbourne)

Marones (Newcastle)

The Seventeens

Draft Dodger

Vanlustbader

Caro And The Library Fines

The Slippery Roger MIDI Craptacular

1981

 

Ramone-a-thon 2002. Dedicated to Dee Dee Ramone.

 Supersnazz (Japan)

Mach Pelican (Melbourne)

Roshambo

The Fightin' Amish

The Remedials (Melbourne)

The Priks

Jacknife

Casio and the T bird

The Dangermen

The Throttle Zombies

Cody Lamo

Drug dealing transvestites

Feelin' Lucky

 

Ramone-a-thon 2001. Dedicated to Joey Ramone.

 Mach Pelican (Melbourne)

Roshambo

Wiseacre

Screamfeeder

The Fightin' Amish

The Blood Idols

Dick Nasty

The B-sides

The Hymies

Dollar bar

Brentyn Rollason & his lusty lovers of lounge

 

Ramone-a-thon 2000.

Annalise (UK)

Abdoujaparov (UK)

Standing 8-Counts

Roshambo

Dick Nasty

Scrumfeeder

Psychotic Lemmings

Community Cervix

Sekiden

Turnpike

Nice Wig Ted

 

The "deal" was you had to play "some" Ramones songs. Some bands played a couple, some played full sets. My band Roshambo ALWAYS played a full set. In fact one year, we played It's Alive in it's entirety. It nearly killed me.

Maybe it's time for something like this to happen again ? 

Sep 20 2013 Written By: Tim Brennan