Monday, 23 July 2018
Tommy And The Rockets - I Can't Give You Anything
Last week's Just Some Punk Songs show was a pop punk special and I was surprised how well it went down with the people listening in the chatroom. It kicked off with The Ramones and carried on with an hour's worth of music by bands that have no doubt been inspired by New York's finest. You can listen to the saved version of the show here : https://www.mixcloud.com/mick-fletcher/just-some-pop-punk-somgs/
One of the bands that featured (and they definitely fall into the "inspired by The Ramones" bracket) are Tommy And The Rockets. Forming in 2015, they're from Odense, Denmark and combine elements of rock n roll, 60's garage, surf, power pop, punk rock and bubblegum to produce an infectious fun sound. The main man behind it all is Thomas Stubgaard (The Lingertones, The Hitchcocks). Other members have included Michael Chaney (New Trocaderos), Brad Marino (New Trocaderos, The Connection), Geoff Palmer (New Trocaderos, The Connection, Kurt Baker Band, The Guts) and Kris"Fingers" Rogers (most of the previously mentioned bands plus The Dirty Gems).
You can get more info on them here : https://www.facebook.com/tommyandtherockets/
Their latest release is the album, I Wanna Be Covered. Basically it's Thomas providing vocals and playing the instruments. The 9 songs are all covers of Ramones classics and it's available on various coloured vinyl from labels such as Rocket Launch Records, Monster Zero, KOTJ, Rocktopus Tea Party and Woimasointu. You can find it digitally here (along with their previous releases) : https://tommyandtherockets.bandcamp.com/album/i-wanna-be-covered
I've played both Oh Oh I Love Her So and Listen To My Heart on the show so today I'll highlight a song that was on The Ramones' third studio album, 1977's Rocket To Russia. This is I Can't Give You Anything...