From the CD cover:
“Pan For Punks – A Steelpan Tribute to the
Ramones” is a one of a kind tribute to one of the most
influential bands of all time, the NYC punk rock legends “The
Ramones”. Imagine 14 punk rock classics ripping through your
speakers at warped speed, complete with 1-2-3-4 count offs,
chants and shout outs in pure punk, fist raising abandon, all
performed on the steelpans (or steel drums) strait from the
The brain-child of Tracy Thornton, heavy metal drummer turned
nationally renowned steelpannist (who produced and performed all
instruments on the disc), captures the fun and melodic essence
of the Ramones through his clever and creative use of the steel
drums while staying true to the rhythmic speed and attitude of
punk music relying on his chops as a drummer from his heavy
metal bashing days.
Beating out speedy Ramones' anthems like “Blitzkrieg Bop”,
“Sheena is a Punk Rocker” and “Rockaway Beach”, to the tender
love song “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” and one dropping “Pinhead”
in true reggae fashion on the island style steelpan, “Pan For
Punks” takes you on a punk rock journey like never before.
Just imagine if CBGB's were located on one of the Caribbean
islands – it would sound exactly like “Pan For Punks – A
Steelpan Tribute to the Ramones”!