Marky Ramone & The Speedkings - Good Cop Bad Cop 7"

Denimzine (Sweden)

Då ska det bli intressant att se vad dessa jänkare kan trycka ur sig. Det börjar jävligt lovande med en riktig stänkare vid namn "Good Cop Bad Cop", det är ett jävligt schysst rock'n'rollgung med sing-a-long texter och man kan inte låta bli att handklappa i vissa partier. Första låten är helt klart den bästa, andra låten "Sidewalkin" börjar lovande, men man tappar intresset någonstans i mitten. En bra singel detta, men det känns ju inte lite hycklat att heta Marky Ramone and the Speed King, när stackars Marky inte skriver några låtar, utan "bara" spelar trummor. Jaja, det var ju inget nytt, så kan det va at ha en punklegend i bandet.

3/5 (Denimzine #7)

Deepdive Magazine (Sweden)

Marky Ramone And The Speedkings nya 7" fick man i handen för en kort tid sedan. Den innehåller två låtar, A-sidan "Good Cop Bad Cop" som börjar lite småmäktigt med polissirener. Själva låten är ju av klassisk punkrockkaliber och genomsyras av typiskt Ramones-sväng. De återkommande sirenljuden drar ner låten lite men på det hela är det en grym party låt. Men det är ju B-sidan "Sidewalkin" som får mig att höja ögonbrynet. Det här är kraftigare, snabbare, mycket mer party helt klart. Marky har ju gjort prylar tillsammans med Speedkings innan, till exempel albumet "No If's, And's Or But's", som jag inte tyckte var någon höjdare men den här singeln är helt klart värd att lägga pengarna på.

Rating: 7/10

Johan Svensson (2003-09-04)

I-94 Bar (Australia)

I'd heard about the Speed Kings before I'd actually heard them and the write-up was less than flattering, but after just one spin I was asking, Why? The pairing of Marky and a bunch of young Eurotrash punks actually works a treat - think the second Intruders album or, at a stretch, "Halfway to Sanity" - and the songs are solid singalongs. It's more straight-rock than uber thrash, but from the screaming sirens of the A side to the hyped up guitars of the flip, it's a winner. Marky might have star billing but the rest of the guys aren't slouches. Gotta lean towards "Good Cop Bad Cop" and the flip's lyrical references to their drummer's previous long-term band are a little too obvious, but I can't think of too many reasons not to play this. Suppose I shouldn't have passed on the album when I saw it, huh?


3/4

THE BARMAN (October 25, 2003)

Low Cut Magazine (Denmark)

New single with drummer Marc Bell (Ramones, Richard Hell & The Voivoids) backed by The Speed Kings. This is less Ramones-sounding than Intruders, more straight sing-a-long punkrock'n'roll. 2 wellproduced rockers with lotsa hooks. Some cynics might say this is just milking off the helpless diehard Ramones fans, but the tunes aren't bad and that's what counts in my book.

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JENS (No #7 2003)

Daredevil Magazine (Germany)

I love this label....always good releases and always special. Maybe you heard about Marky Ramone And The Speed Kings from a friend of a friend and that friend knows somebody who heard a song of Marky Ramone And The Speed Kings...that´s cool, but it would be cooler if you would get your lazy ass on the computer and order this piece of good played Street-Punk...yes, you heard right...good played Street-Punk. It´s really a mistake to await something like the Ramones on this seven inch, don´t understand me wrong I love the Ramones, but I love it when musicians do their Solo stuff and not just do the same stuff they´ve did before. Ok, both groups do Punk, but Marky likes it hard and I think with the Speed Kings he found people who like it hard too (no sexual thing). The two songs on this 7" are really groovin´, intense and with a lot of spirit. The last release I heard like this was the Heartaches/Agitators Split...powerful and honest.

Rating: (7/7)

RB (August 2003)

Underground Society Webmag (France)

Avec deux titres que sont "Good Cop Bad Cop" et "Sidewalkin" écrites par Dee Jaywalker, ce EP nous permet de découvrir des titres qui vont certainement rentrer dans la légende du rock' n roll. Le son est parfait,mettant en avant des riffs puissant et rapide. Les mélodies de Marky Ramones sur "Good Cop Bad Cop" sont cristalines et sursautent par leurs mélodies chaloupées. De par son contenu, comme par le côté légendaire de cette réunion qui réuni Marky Ramones et les cultes The Speedkings, ce single EP devra faire partit impérativement de votre vinylothčque, car vu la quantité, il est fort ā parier qu'il ne va plus en rester pour longtemps. On aimerait voir plus souvent ce genre d'initiative... A possčder de toute urgence.

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Philippe Duarte

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