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26 July 2008

The (original) Ramonas

UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 08/22/2013. Enjoy, NØ.

The Ramones have spawned many “tribute bands” around the world, such as

The Gabba Gabba Heys, or...

Their album
The Good, The Bad, & The

The Pinheads from Chicago, or...

The Pinheads from Cleveland.

There are also many Ramonas.

There are the L.A. Ramonas now known as The Sheenas (all fems)...

the U.K. Ramonas (mostly fems)...

even the Bavarian Ramonas (dudes ???).

The (original) Ramonas...

But the original Ramonas were from San Francisco & were not a "tribute" or "cover" band. They were four women who loved the Ramones & if anything, their music was an homage to the punk foursome (think The Donnas only punkier). The Ramonas performed throughout the Bay Area, once opening for Nirvana at the Warfield & on Dec. 17, 1999, played a reunion show at the official Ramones CyberPunk Blitz at CBGB, New York City.

The Ramonas are: Kitze - vocals; Suzze - guitar; Patty - bass; & Shelly - drums.

Their song "Santa's Got A GTO!" appears on Rodney on the Roq's Fave X-Mas Songs cd., Dionysus Records 1997. You can listen to it here.

They released one 45rpm EP, Out of the Basement (12"), Detour Records 1990, one cassette, Santa's Got a GTO! (fan club only, limited ed. of 100), 1991, & one 7", Misdirected/I Don't Like You/She's A Bitch, Detour Records 1992.

All the Ramonas music was recorded at Lowdown Studios in San Francisco.

The Ramonas - Out of the Basement 45rpm EP, Detour Records DTR 1001, 1990.
decryption code in comments

Side 1 -

Let Me Be
He's the One
She's a Bitch
Gone Gone Gone
Side 2 -

Betty's Dead
Teenage Stoneage Tarzan
Here Comes My Baby
Run Run Run

Original artwork by Mike Reject 1990.



  1. I am overwhelmed by the somewhat sheer number of tributes to the Ramones. And wasn't that the band that started everything? Dead Kennedys and countless other legendary bands formed after they saw the Ramones. Even labels like Wax Tracks started because of them.


  2. Hiya,

    I am responding after you left a comment in my Shoutbox. I added your link to my list and would very much appreciate if you could do the same! We need the scene to continue and grow stronger!

    Many thanks for you Ramones tribute post! Love that kind of stuff!

    Take care, peace and love,


  3. Hello again Nathan. I wanted to invite you and your readers to my new social network that I have created. It's similar in appearance to myspace (minus all the hormone-crazed teenagers), but it is intended to serve as a hangout for artists, musicians, and music lovers. I have also included a forum category for music bloggers such as yourself to promote their blogs and share updates. If you are interested, here is the url:


    I hope to see you there. Take care.


  4. Thanks Nathan for the add, much appreciated! Keep up the good work and if you think you have a unique release don hesitate to use my shoutbox to let us and the world know

    Marenqo & Amo.

  5. Nathan, my bad, sorry for the confusion!


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  7. Thank you so much for the post. I first got The Ramonas tape in 1992 from Toxic Shock Distributors. Needless to say, the tape was great. Because it was on tape the fidelity was not that great, so thank you for the vinyl post which has better treble response and better sound overall. Thank you for the site and thank you...RAMONAS!