The Ramones Tribute Album, featuring covers from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, U2, Marilyn Manson, Tom Waits(?), is finally set to hit stores in February.
You that know me realize that my love for the Ramones is only exceeded by my love for the Beatles. Thus, I am not holding out a ton of hope that any of the listed acts will get it right. For example, have you ever seen U2 not be serious? You can’t play “Beat on the Brat” without your tongue firmly planted in your cheek! So, either they are going to get all maudlin and “This is a tribute to all the abused children of the world, man” OR they’re gonna look stupid. The only one that looks right to me is Kiss doing “Rock and Roll Radio.”
We shall see.
[ pointed in the right direction by Ric the Schmuck ]