The Ruiners

The Ruiners


Disastrous sexy rock and roll band out of Detroit! A demolition derby where the cars are driven by the Cramps, Alice Cooper and Stooges in the Munsters backyard! All original format with a stage show that must be seen to be believed!


The Ruiners are a 6 piece Detroit Rock-n-roll band rooted in the over-the-top musical and theatrical traditions of their oily hometown fabric. The Ruiners are notorious locally and now nationally after appearing on The Spike T.V reality series "On The Road". Recently a still unreleased song was requested by Jackass producers for use in Fuel T.V.'s extreme sports program "The Captain and Casey show". The Ruiners also made their presence known in Europe in 2004. After a Norwegian booking agent caught their magic stick show in Detroit last year, an invitation to play Gearfest in both Sweden and Norway, was granted. The band has much history locally. Members have had duties in bands ranging from the Detroit Cobras to Elvis Hitler. The Ruiners have evolved from early stints as the house band for Detroit's amateur woman's wrestling at the now infamous The Gold Dollar. At this time the shows focused on crowd driven riots and destruction of nearly everything imaginable on stage. The band became a local favorite of bikers and cross-dressers, but club owners’ dread. For this reason, The Ruiners literally set its sledgehammers down and started banging out catchy 3-minute songs by cleverly combining bubble-gum and ballsy blues glam rock into fierce and memorable rock anthems. One reviewer described the live show as a demolition derby where the cars are driven by the Cramps, Alice Cooper and Stooges in the Munsters backyard. The live shows are unforgettable. No band wants to follow the Ruiners. The band pours their bodies into every show, regardless of attendance or venue. Rick Ruiner, singer/stuntman has been known to light himself on fire with lighter fluid, ride his dirtbike inside the venue, or swing from the ceiling. Co-singer and sexy femme fatal " Renee Ruiner" shakes her fringe, sings ala go-go. The baby doll voice of this bubble-gum starlet melts hearts while paying tribute to Ronnie Ronnette and Betty Boop alike.
Bass player Liz Ruiner brings a sexy '76 era Suzi Quatro influence to the bottom end. She is slick, and tough as Joan Jett's nails. Damian Ruiner plays his flamejob drums like a Hopped up V-8, drag-racing into the heart of darkness.
No style label will quite fit this band, and nobody in attendance will leave without a song stuck in their head, a great rock-n-roll story, a smile on their face and possibly bruises on the souls of their feet.
The band has just completed a new record at Jim Diamond's Ghetto recorders.
-Dick Houston, 2005


Post-Apocalipstick World (CD) 1999
Six Of The Seven Deadly Sins (CD-EP) 2001
Old Skars & Upstarts 2002 (CD-comp)
How's That Grab Ya? (CD) 2003
Friday At The Lager House (7" EP) 2004

Set List

Please Don't Puke In My Car
Hot Enough For You
Bring On The Bad Girls
Don't Know Who You're Talkin' To
Stingy Girl
Gun Time
Shut Up
Get Down On Your Knees
Tears You've Been Beggin' For
Haul Ass
Get Love
Tender Trap
Bad Girl Boogie
More Tongue, Less Lip
Expiration Date Blues
Bee Stung Lips

Set length is typically 30-40 minutes and can include any of the above titles.