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Ramones Forever: An International Tribute
1. 1-2-3-4 - Ramones
2. I Wanna Live - Golden Green
3. I Wanna Be Sedated - Neven
4. Psycho Therapy - No Bluff Sound
5. Blitzkrieg Bahn - Sherman/KPW
6. I Man Wanna Sniff Some Glue - Mika/Jah Paul II
7. Ramones Medley - Dirty Scums
8. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - Davo Vermeersch
9. Ta Petite Amie (I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend) - La Fille D'Ernest
10. We Want the Airwaves - 5 Cent Deposit
11. Pet Sematary - Skunk
12. I Wanna Be Well - KPW
13. California Sun - Bad Preachers
14. Little Ramona - De Bossen
15. Ik Sloeg Haar Half Dood (Beat on the Brat) - Da Lama's
16. I Don't Wanna Grow Up - Marky Ramone Group
17. I Believe in Miracles - Tom Fezzey
18. Here Today Gone Tomorrow - Club Diana/Neef
19. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You - JMXW
20. Danny Says - Cortina
21. Life's a Gas - The Huntingtons
22. Somebody Put Something in My Drink - Daan
23. 53rd and 3rd - Ramon Da Silva
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 70037
Bryan Mechutan; Jeff Gottesfeld
A portion of the proceeds from RAMONES FOREVER goes to benefit the Joey Ramone Fund.
Performers include: The Ramones, Golden Green, Neven, No Bluff Sound, Dirty Scums, 5 Cent Deposit, Huntingtons, Ramon Da Silva, Skunk, Fezz, Marky Ramone Group, Daan, Mika.
Contains 23 tracks.
This is a collection for only the most devoted Ramones fan. Of the 23 tracks compiled here, only a few have any connection to the pop-punk sound the Ramones founded. Almost all of the groups here come from either Belgium or Germany, with Peru, the Netherlands, France, and Greece also represented, and the bands from these countries feel no need to be true to the Ramones. You will find a dancehall version of "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" (retitled "I Man Wanna Sniff Some Glue") by Mika featuring Jah Paul II, a Euro-disco take on "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" by Davo Vereersch, an electro-lounge version of "I Wanna Be Sedated" by Neven, and many more non-punk takes on the Ramones. None of them work particularly well except as novelties because the artists don't really have the skill and uniqueness to make anything interesting happen. The only groups who sound good are the two indie pop groups from Belgium: Cortina, who does a sweet version of "Danny Says," and De Bossen, who turns "Little Ramona" into a lullaby. For the punk purists, there are three bands from the good, old U.S.A. who stay extremely true to the spirit of the Ramones: the Huntingtons do a carbon copy of "Life's a Gas," 5 Cent Deposit does much the same with "We Want the Airwaves," and Marky Ramone and the Speedkings, unsurprisingly, do a dead-on take of "I Don't Wanna Grow Up." Whether anyone needs to hear such exact copies is another question. Perhaps the smartest thing to do is just listen to the fabulous Ramones reissues and forget this disc altogether. ~ Tim Sendra
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