Surely it could not have been easy being one of the lesser Ramones, but never let it be said that Marky Ramone, who assumed the drum kit after Tommy dropped out, was content to rest on the laurels of secondhand rock stardom. Even as the band stopped touring and its founding members slipped off this mortal coil, Marky was making plans for his second act, as he revealed to Tom Scharpling, host of The Best Show on WFMU radio out of Jersey City. (The radio station, by the way, that, via deejay Irwin Chusid, introduced the world to the unique musical stylings of the St. Louis-born chanteuse, Lucia Pamela.)
Marky Ramone: punk, drummer, romance novelist.
In this exclusive interview from 2006 (don't worry, the news* is not the least bit stale), recently rebroadcast, Marky reveals his secret passion...for romance novels! Lady Wainsworth's Desires, the first volume in Marky Ramone's Erotic Knights series was due out very shortly, and the drummer was eager to talk about it.
"It's not your mutha's romance novel," he says proudly. "There's nuthin' too dirty or too graphic, but it's kinda titillatin'."More »