Best Tribute Act - 2009
Rockit to Russia
Diehard Ramones fans will readily admit that it doesn't take a lot of technical skill to faithfully reproduce the New York punk rockers' power-chord assault. What it takes, though, is a kind of scrappy joy that revels in that simplicity and harnesses it into a slap-happy party. South Florida's Rockit to Russia has plenty of that, as well as a near-obsessive devotion to the Ramones oeuvre. Not only have the members renamed themselves, individually, as Ramones (i.e., Nicky Ramone), those Ramones then, uh, play the real Ramones (i.e., Nicky Ramone as Joey Ramone). Heck, the guys of Rockit to Russia have even commented on New Times music blogs in "character" (think, typing a lot of "Gabba gabba hey!"). You've got to admire that kind of dedication and also the musicians' equal-opportunity spirit. They're quick to point out on their MySpace page that, among them, they speak Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, Italian, and Japanese — perfect for all your multiculti Ramones booking needs. Hey, ho, vamonos?
"Somebody Put Something in My Drink" by Rockit to Russia
This means a lot to us.Thank you for this recognition. For all those that voted and have that High Youth, Energy and LOVE for Rock n Roll. We love you Ramone Fans, we are yours!
GABBA GABBA YOU ARE ONE OF US!
Gracias Nuestros Partidarios.Obrigado, nossos supporters.SPASIBA ���� � �.Merci tout. Nos patrons.Grazie tutto. La nostra famiglia.Doumo arigatou gozai-masu.
Rockit To Russia's
Nicky Rocket a Ramone at Heart
Just a few words from The Ramones
"Well, I think we're the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world. The Ramones own the fountain of youth. Experiencing us is like having the fountain of youth. Hang in there. If you believe what you're doing is unique. We're the only band that kept the guts, and kept the excitement, and kept the belief, you know." �Joey Ramone
�I'm just honored that people still like us and people are still nice to me. If a man can judge success by how many great friends he has, then I have been very successful" -- Johnny Ramone.
"I'd like to congratulate myself, and thank myself, and give myself a big pat on the back." � Dee Dee Ramone
"Aaaaa, Thank you everybody" Marky Bell Ramone (xo)
Of all the pictures you could have ripped off of our Myspace, you picked the one of us playing a house party? you didn't even pick one of the ones with the whole band in it. Thanks for the award i guess....