Ya Know?

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Ya Know?
Studio album by Joey Ramone
Released May 22, 2012
Recorded 1999-2000; 2011-2012
Genre Punk rock
Length 52:10
Label BMG Rights Management
Producer Ed Stasium, Jean Beauvoir, Mickey Leigh, Joe Blaney, Daniel Rey
Joey Ramone chronology
Don't Worry About Me
(2002)
Ya Know?
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
The Guardian 2/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 1.5/5 link
musicOMH 2.5/5 stars link
The Independent 3/5 stars link
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars link
Consequence of Sound 2.5/5 stars link

...Ya Know? is the second and final solo album by Joey Ramone. It was released posthumously on May 22, 2012.[1] The album features producers Ed Stasium, Jean Beauvoir,[2] Daniel Rey (all of whom worked with the Ramones), Joey's brother Mickey Leigh and Joe Blaney. Musicians include Joan Jett, Steven Van Zandt, Richie Ramone, Holly Beth Vincent, Genya Ravan, members of Cheap Trick and The Dictators and Mickey Leigh.[2]

The album was originally announced to contain 17 songs,[2] but due to a last minute glitch, two songs had to be cut.[3] Two of the songs, "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" and "Life's a Gas", are re-recordings of songs originally recorded by the Ramones.

A 7" single of "Rock 'n Roll Is the Answer" was released on April 21, 2012 for Record Store Day. The song was premiered on Spinner.com on April 6, 2012[4]

"New York City" music video[edit]

On September 25, 2012, Vevo premiered a music video for "New York City" online.[5] The video, which was directed by Greg Jardin, features appearances by 115 people.[6] People featured include:[7][8]

Deluxe edition[edit]

On November 23, 2012, a deluxe edition of the album was released as part of Record Store Day. It was limited to 500 copies. It featured a DVD that includes interviews with Elvis Costello, Kirk Hammett, Debbie Harry, Anthony Kiedis, Joe Strummer and others.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Joey Ramone in a period between 1977 and 2000. [1]

No. Title Length
1. "Rock 'n Roll Is the Answer"   4:39
2. "Going Nowhere Fast"   4:27
3. "New York City"   3:31
4. "Waiting for that Railroad"   4:45
5. "I Couldn't Sleep"   2:35
6. "What Did I Do to Deserve You?"   2:53
7. "Seven Days of Gloom"   3:57
8. "Eyes of Green"   2:26
9. "Party Line"   3:04
10. "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)"   4:20
11. "21st Century Girl"   3:17
12. "There's Got to Be More to Life"   3:11
13. "Make Me Tremble"   3:16
14. "Cabin Fever"   3:40
15. "Life's a Gas"   2:02

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joey Ramone - ...Ya Know?". Interpunk.com. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Joey Ramone Rocks Again on New LP". RollingStone.com. February 21, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone. "JOEY RAMONE'S SECOND SOLO ALBUM TITLED ...YA KNOW?". Blitzkrieg's Psycho Therapy Bop. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Theo Spielberg (April 6, 2012). "Joey Ramone, 'Rock 'N Roll is the Answer' -- Song Premiere". Spinner.com. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Joey Ramone - New York City". YouTube. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "JOEY RAMONE New York City". GregJardin.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "New Video Premiere for Joey Ramone’s "New York City"". ElmoreMagazine.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Joey Ramone Lives on in 'New York City'". RollingStone.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012.