In a new tribute single by the hockey-loving Zambonis, Dee Dee scores the winning goal, with an assist from Joey
By PKM editors
To the Zambonis, the indie rock band from Connecticut, the world is a giant hockey rink. The band members live and breathe, and write songs about, hockey. Among their many exploits on the ice, they’ve composed theme songs for the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche and performed at the NHL All-Star Game.
The band cites Wayne Gretzky and The Beatles as their two biggest influences. Now, you can now add the Ramones to that short list, because the Zambonis have just released a slap shot of a single called “JOEY SAVES (DEE DEE SCORES)”.
Founding Zamboni Dave Schneider explained to PKM:
“[The song] is a tribute to the fact that our beloved Ramones get played at every sporting event in the world. The band that changed all of our lives and made my friend Peter Sorcher’s ear bleed when we stood next to the speaker on Dee Dee’s side of the stage at Brown University in 1982. That scary band who the Sex Pistols and the Clash were afraid of and thought they were a gang from New York.”
“To me punk rock is many things but one of them is writing songs only about hockey, life, love and hockey for 25 years,” says Schneider in conclusion.