Hey there readers and welcome to our latest adventure. This particular narrative is something that I have wanted to do for a few months already but there just wasn’t time for me to squeeze it in properly. The “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth Of Punk” exhibit at the Queens Museum opened up in April of this year and will run until the end of July. Its a wonderful collection of Ramones photographs, clothing, instruments, music and assorted other memorabilia. The timing of the opening worked well with the bands 40th Anniversary of their debut album. I raised a glass to that milestone record in a post that you can find HERE. Below is one of the murals outside of the exhibit and I’ll be making my way inside in a moment. Let’s absorb the greatness of that classic logo.
The next few images give you the overall premise of the exhibit. I aimed at being quite thorough for this one and as result have a LOT of photographs to show you. With so many of our readers being over in places like Finland and South America and unable to come all that distance to see something like this I felt it was best to snap as much as possible. So without any further adieu, presenting “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth Of Punk”. I’ll be chiming in occasionally but not as much as I might in other posts.
There was a convenient handout to take along with you that actually had a poster on the inside as well if you unfolded it. Nicely done folks.
Here’s Forest Hills High School where the Ramones members all went to school. Not long ago I paid a visit to this historic meeting place to snap some photos for use in another Ramones related blog post.
These next few photos show the original Ramones press package that would have been sent to management companies, record companies and radio stations of the time. Its pretty damned awesome to see something as old as this as a former musician myself.
I’m going to take a breather right here and come back in a few hours with the next chapter of this massive presentation. There will be three in total so kick back and relax or better yet, blast a copy of “Rocket To Russia” as loud as you can until I come back. There are some slightly different images from this exhibit on the Official Instagram of our outlet that can be found right HERE.
Update: In 2021 we created a video photo gallery of this adventure and uploaded it to our Official YouTube Channel. We ask that readers “like” the video and subscribe to our Channel to show support. Thanks in advance.
Ramones Official: http://www.ramones.com/
Hey Ho Let’s Go Exhibit: http://www.queensmuseum.org/2016/01/hey-ho-lets-go-2