Ramones (Screeching Weasel album)

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Studio album by Screeching Weasel
Released 1992
Recorded October 17-18, 1992 at Sonic Iguana Studios, Lafayette, IN
Genre Punk rock
Label Selfless
Producer Mass Giorgini
Screeching Weasel chronology
My Brain Hurts

Ramones is the fourth album by American punk rock band Screeching Weasel. It covers the Ramones' debut album Ramones in its entirety. The band was approached to cover the album at a party for the completion of their fourth album, Wiggle. Having just lost bassist Johnny Personality, the band was unsure of its future, and they claim that the recording of these covers helped revitalize them. For future Screeching Weasel songs, Ben would play second guitar and Danny Vapid moved back to bass, but, for this recording, Ben just sang since the Ramones only had one guitarist. Producer Mass Giorgini mixed the album just like the Ramones record, with the guitar panned hard to one side and the bass to the other. Very little was changed in terms of the songs themselves, though all were slightly faster than the originals. The album was recorded in approximately fifteen hours and released on vinyl on Selfless Records in a limited run of 1700 copies, 300 of which were on white vinyl. Selfless repressed 300 copies of the album in 1993 with silkscreened covers.

The album was later repressed on CD, along with the four songs from the band's Formula 27 EP, on a collection entitled Beat Is on the Brat.

Other Ramones cover albums include Leave Home (by The Vindictives), Rocket to Russia (by The Queers), Road to Ruin (by The Mr. T Experience), It's Alive (by Parasites), End of the Century (by Boris the Sprinkler), Too Tough To Die (By McRackins) and Pleasant Dreams (by Beatnik Termites).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blitzkrieg Bop" (Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:12
  2. "Beat on the Brat" (Joey Ramone) – 2:30
  3. "Judy Is a Punk" (Joey Ramone) – 1:30
  4. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (Tommy Ramone) – 2:24
  5. "Chainsaw" (Joey Ramone) – 1:55
  6. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 1:34
  7. "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement" (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) – 2:35
  8. "Loudmouth" (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) – 2:14
  9. "Havana Affair" (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) – 2:00
  10. "Listen to My Heart" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 1:56
  11. "53rd & 3rd" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:19
  12. "Let's Dance" (Jim Lee) – 1:51
  13. "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 1:43
  14. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World" (Dee Dee Ramone) – 2:09