Marky Ramone Offers Advice To Young Readers: “Stay In College”

While recently interviewing Marky Ramone for Songfacts, the former Ramones drummer explained the importance of getting a good education:

“So I had to finish high school, and I had to go to night school and summer school, because I was busy rehearsing with the group [the early ’70s proto-metal group, Dust]. So to me, I knew what my calling was – the music business. Being in high school, I really didn’t learn anything. But education is important, and back then, it was different – you could get away with just a high school education. Today – and this is very important for all you young readers – stay in college, go to college, no matter what you have to do, because it’s a different world now.”

Also in the interview, Marky talks about such Ramones classics as “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?”, and “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” playing in the oft-overlooked early punk band, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, and his new autobiography, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone.

Check out the entire interview here.

Photo of Marky and Andrew WK by Bob Gruen.

  • Boom

    Boom have the advice for the young readers. Quit the school early and work at supermarket.

  • God

    Quit school and open a taco truck

    • Boom

      Boom dig the tacos. It be best to just quit the schooling and open taco truck in supermarket parking lot. Boom fucking quit the schooling and turned out just fine. No needing education when born a genius with the good grammar and punctuation and spellings. Also school is just for wimps and the pussies who no brave enough to live in streets and take on world by own self. Listen to the fucking teachers with books wrote many year ago that just bunch of lies anyway.

      Bottom line from Boom. Eating tacos after banging hooker in ass was a good day.

      Boom out!!

  • Ted Stckwth

    Most of these people don’t have even a remote shred of anything going for them

    • Boom

      What fucking people Boom ask.