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( November 2007) is the thirteenth Acid Eaters studio album by the American punk band the Ramones.
1993, towards the end of the Ramones' career, the album is the band's first and only album entirely composed of covers. Acid Eaters forms a musical tribute to the Ramones' favorite artists of the 1960s and highlights the influences the Ramones took from garage rock bands like the Seeds and the Amboy Dukes, as well as from popular bands such as the Beach Boys, the Who and the Rolling Stones (all of whom are covered on this album).
Overview [ edit ] Acid Eaters was not the first time that the Ramones had played or recorded cover songs, with the band having released cover versions on most of their albums, starting with a cover of Chris Montez's hit " Let's Dance" (written by and credited to Jim Lee) on their debut album. Other notable covers previously performed by the group include: the Rivieras' " California Sun" (originally recorded by Joe Jones); the Beach Boys' " Do You Wanna Dance?" (originally recorded by Bobby Freeman); the Trashmen's " Surfin' Bird"; the Searchers' " Needles and Pins" (written by Sonny Bono and Jack Nitzsche, originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon); the Ronettes' " Baby, I Love You"; the Music Explosion's " Little Bit O' Soul"; the Chambers Brothers' " Time Has Come Today"; Freddy Cannon's " Palisades Park"; and the Doors' "Take It as It Comes."
Jan and Dean's " Surf City" had been performed live by the Ramones on one occasion on August 20, 1982, in New York City, but makes its studio debut here. The album features several guest singers on backing vocals, namely Pete Townshend on " Substitute," Sebastian Bach on " Out of Time" and Traci Lords on " Somebody to Love."
The Ramones promoted the album on the animated
Cartoon Network talk show , in the first season episode entitled "Bobcat."
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Track listing [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Joe McGinty – keyboards Pete Townshend – backing vocals (track 2)
Sebastian Bach – backing vocals (track 3)
Traci Lords – backing vocals (track 5)
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