Homage To Blitzkrieg Bop

Where Berlin - - MUSEUMS & GALLERIES -

It may have made more sense to put the world’s only Ra­mones Mu­seum and Bar in the punk rock­ers’ home­town of New York, but Ber­lin has proven more than wor­thy of the honor. Dee Dee Ra­mone’s own ties to the city – he spent a large chunk of his for­ma­tive years in the old West – and the band’s many song ref­er­ences (

give weight to the lo­ca­tion choice of mu­seum founder Flo Hayler, who’s amassed some 500 pieces of mem­o­ra­bilia for mu­sic lovers to pe­ruse – and use. Fans can sit in fur­ni­ture owned by the band as they watch clas­sic flicks like or hang out in the split-level liv­ing room while knock­ing back a beer. Not just for diehard fans, the mu­seum of­fers a per­sonal glimpse into an oft- over­looked – and ma­ligned – era in rock his­tory (that be­ing punk rock). Pay the en­try fee and you’re a life­time mu­seum mem­ber, or up­grade to one of the combo-ticket op­tions, which in­clude either a free beer or t-shirt with your ad­mis­sion. The ad­join­ing ‘70s-mo­tif bar is far mel­lower than would be ex­pected from its punk-rock her­itage: In lieu of slam­danc­ing, vis­i­tors can kick back with a slice of cake and a cap­puc­cino. And an­other beer. See web­site for up­com­ing con­certs (not by the Ra­mones). Kraus­nick­str. 23. www.ra­mones­mu­seum.com. T: 030 75528889.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Germany

© PressReader. All rights reserved.