August 21, 2002
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The track list for We're a Happy Family -- A Tribute to the Ramones looks, uh, ...interesting. No Motorhead though, the shame. I am glad that Rob Zombie is proving that it is possible to produce a tribute album without the omnipresent Sheryl Crow.
posted by BarneyFifesBullet (12 comments total)
Dolly Parton isn't in this list. What a bunch of communists.
posted by bradth27 at 2:59 PM on August 21, 2002

"Beat On The Brat" gets covered by U2. That's very wrong.
posted by liam at 3:04 PM on August 21, 2002

Actually, I would like to hear Dolly take on a Ramones track.

Maybe, Dolly and Lemmy doing a duet of "I Want You Around", instead.
posted by BarneyFifesBullet at 3:04 PM on August 21, 2002

Is it just me, or does it seem strange to not have an alum from the CBGB's glory days on the list?
posted by machaus at 3:05 PM on August 21, 2002

An excerpt from Monkeymike's small-minded track-by-track analysis of We're A Happy Family:

"53rd & 3rd," Metallica: Featuring Bob Rock on bass. Canadians suck!

"Beat on the Brat," U2: Who's bright idea was this? Bono's teary-eyed dedication to Joey a while back was nice, but this has great potential for sucking.

"Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio?," Kiss: Bleagh. Gene Simmons looks older and creepier every day. And did you see that soon-to-be-bankrupt magazine he started?

"The KKK Took My Baby Away," Marilyn Manson: We all remember when he was famous, getting blamed for Columbine, dating Rose McGowan. Now, he's inches away from having to start his own reality tv show to pay the bills.

"I Wanna Be Sedated," the Offspring: I think... I'm gonna be... sick (makes retching noises).
posted by monkeymike at 3:56 PM on August 21, 2002

An excerpt from Monkeymike's small-minded track-by-track analysis of We're A Happy Family:

Well, you did say it was small-minded.

I'm not really sure what the point of your post was. you didn't analize the tracks, just the artists covering them. Do you even like The Ramones?

I personally think the Marilyn Manson and Offspring covers are rather appropriate. I'm looking forward to hearing them.
posted by Miss Beth at 4:13 PM on August 21, 2002

Some of them will definitely be worth a listen (Tom Waits? Whoa!). Some of them will probably be really, really bad (I'm looking at you KISS). Hopefully there will eventually be an additional album with more conventional punk albums, like what was done for the Clash (mainstream, not mainstream). I don't know how they can do a Ramones Tribute album and not put "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" by Screeching Weasel on there.
posted by Ufez Jones at 4:33 PM on August 21, 2002


posted by Ufez Jones at 4:33 PM on August 21, 2002

White Jazz (Nicke Hellacopter's label) recently released this, another "tribute" to the almighty Ramones. A pretty useless album with the exception of Per Gessle (of Roxette fame) who did justice to "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend". unbelievable, I know.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:04 PM on August 21, 2002

motorhead would certainly be missed from any tribute cover album... but i'd honestly much rather keep the tribute open to not just covers, but original songs. the groovie ghoulies 'R.A.M.O.N.E.S.' is a friggin classic.
posted by gangcandy at 5:18 PM on August 21, 2002

gangcandy--as good a band as the groovie ghoulies are that's a Motorhead song originally.
posted by jonmc at 9:34 PM on August 21, 2002 [1 favorite]

I think it looks horrible. The one band which would have been good (Zeke), has been tainted by the vocals of Eddie Vedder.

These tribute albums are usually horrible anyhow. I think the last good one I purchased was "Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute To The Minutemen" or "A Means To An End" Joy Division tribute.

It's 2:08pm and I need a nap.
posted by robotrock at 11:12 AM on August 22, 2002

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