Tommy Ramone T-Shirt - Electric Ballroom Tee worn by Tommy Ramone
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Tommy Ramone wearing a vintage Electric Ballroom T-Shirt.
The Ramones’ short, combustible songs were a departure from the sweeping, glam, prog- rock that defined the early '70s. Their garage rock world was populated by comic books, horror films, and girl groups of the ‘60s. The Ramones brought a fresh intensity to rock; they are considered the “godfathers of punk.”
Their first U.K. show—on July 4, 1976—inspired the sound of English punk bands like the Clash, Buzzcocks, and the Damned. Their influence in the States was reflected in the music of Black Flag, X, and the Dead Kennedys.
The Ramones’ slogan, "Gabba gabba hey!" first surfaced with the song “Pinhead,” which contained the lyrics: “Gabba gabba we accept you, we accept you're one of us.” During their live shows, a roadie dressed up as a “pinhead” would come on stage carrying a huge sign that read, "Gabba gabba hey.” Tommy Ramone, (Tamas Erdelyi) was the original drummer for the band.
The band released 14 albums before calling it quits in 1996. They played 2,263 shows, making them one of the most prolific touring bands ever. In the early years, a Ramones set rarely lasted a half-hour. They would perform 15 songs or so, punctuated by bassist Dee Dee Ramone’s “One-two-three-four!” rapid-fire count-off before the band immediately launched into another song.
This Worn Free Tee is custom made from super soft washed cotton. So comfy it will be an instant favorite in your T-Shirt rotation. Worn Free reproduces classic vintage style 'fully licensed' tees, in this case as worn by Tommy Ramone.
Each tee shirt comes with a back stage pass style hang tag with a picture of Tommy wearing this Electric Ballroom tee shirt.