is the 11th studio album by the American Brain Drain punk rock band Ramones. It was released on March 23, 1989, through Sire Records. It is the last release to feature bass player [1 ] Dee Dee Ramone, the first release to feature Marky Ramone since his departure after , and the last studio album on Subterranean Jungle Sire Records.
About the making of the album, Dee Dee wrote in his autobiography,
Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones:
It was tough recording the
Brain Drain album because everyone took their shit out on me. I dreaded being around them. It drove me away — I didn't even end up playing on the album. Everybody in the band had problems; girlfriend problems, money problems, mental problems.
Palisades Park" is a cover song, originally recorded by Freddy Cannon in 1962.
"I Believe in Miracles" was covered by
Eddie Vedder and Zeke for the album and is frequently covered by We're a Happy Family—A Tribute to the Ramones Pearl Jam at their shows.
It contains the single "
Pet Sematary", written for the Stephen King movie adaptation of the same name. The single became one of the Ramones' biggest radio hits, and a staple in their concerts during the 1990s. [3 ]
"Pet Sematary" was covered by
German industrial metal band Rammstein as a B-side to their single Ich will in 2001. The song is performed live with Clawfinger. It was also performed by the Plain White T's for . The song was later covered by a Frankenweenie (Unleashed) psychobilly band, The Creepshow, as a bonus track for their second album, Run For Your Life, in 2008.
In the music videos for "Pet Sematary", Dee Dee Ramone played the bass but in "I Believe In Miracles" & "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)", C. J. Ramone replaced Dee Dee's position as a bassist.
Track listing [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
Jean Beauvoir - producer
Bill Laswell - producer
Daniel Rey - producer, musical coordinator Gary "Muddbone" Cooper - production assistant
Mark Sidgwick - production assistant
Nicky Skopelitis - production assistant Kim White - production assistant
Robert Musso - engineer, mixing
Martin Bisi - assistant engineer Oz Fritz - assistant engineer
Judy Kirschner - assistant engineer
Robbie Norris - assistant engineer
Jason Corsaro - mixing
Howard Weinberg - mastering
George DuBose - artwork, coordination
Matt Mahurin - artwork
Album - (North America) Billboard
Singles - Billboard (North America)
References [ edit ]