First Italy, now Erie. Boston thrash dudes RAMMING SPEED have been rendered homeless in a Pennsylvania parking lot for three days now, living off the unforgiving asphalt and passing the time by drinking cheap booze, skateboarding, and grilling (admittedly-tasty-looking) meats.The band that was robbed in Florence back in 2010 has had yet another tour plan thwarted by grim misfortune, this time the result of a tour bus that the fine folks of Erie can’t figure out how to fix.
“Most bands sit at home being boring. We take to the road with an idiotic abandon,” reports Ramming Speed drummer Jonah Livingston to Vanyaland. “We got a shuttle bus a month ago and this is its first tour, so we were bound for surprises. They cant figure out the problem, they keep telling us they’ve fixed it then we drive around for half an hour and lose all power behind the engine… it just drops to 10 mph with the pedal all the way down.”
As a result, Ramming Speed have missed the final show on their current — well, now concluded — US tour. But they did present the world this sweet video to prove they’re still in good spirits, and living better than most of us in Allston currently are.