...Ya Know?

...Ya Know? is the second and final solo album by Joey Ramone. It was released posthumously on May 22, 2012.[11] The album features producers Ed Stasium, Jean Beauvoir,[12] 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.[12]

...Ya Know?
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2012
Recorded1999-2001
GenreHard rock, punk rock, folk rock
Length52:10
LabelBMG
ProducerEd Stasium, Jean Beauvoir, Mickey Leigh, Joe Blaney, Daniel Rey
Joey Ramone chronology
Don't Worry About Me
(2002)
...Ya Know?
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic61/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press3.5/5 stars[3]
Classic Rock8/10 stars[4]
Consequence of SoundD[5]
The Guardian2/5 stars[6]
The Independent(average)[7]
musicOMH2.5/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[9]
Sputnikmusic1.5/5[10]

The songs from the album were originally recorded by Joey as demos with overdubs added later by his musician friends.[12] The album was originally announced to contain 17 songs,[12] but due to a last minute glitch, two songs had to be cut.[13] 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[14]

"New York City" music videoEdit

On September 25, 2012, Vevo premiered a music video for "New York City" online.[15] The video, which was directed by Greg Jardin, features appearances by 115 people.[16] People featured include:[17][18]

Deluxe editionEdit

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,[18] a 24 page booklet with pictures and lyrics, and a playable 5" vinyl "Merry Christmas(I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) ornament.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Joey Ramone in a period between 1977 and 2000. [11]

No.TitleLength
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

PersonnelEdit

  • Joey Ramone – lead vocals on tracks 1–15, production on 13
  • Greg Calbi – mastering on tracks 1–15
  • Ed Stasium – production, mixing on tracks 2–4, 6–8, 10–12, 14–15, guitar, backing vocals on 2–4, 6–9, 11, 14–15, bass on 2–4, 6–9, piano on 3, 7, 9, percussion on 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 14, accordion on 4, mellotron on 14
  • Mickey Leigh – guitar on tracks 1, 4–6, 8, 10, 11, bass on 1, 5, 10–11, percussion on 1,5, 10, 14–15, backing vocals on 1, 3–6, 10–11, 14, keyboards on 1, 10, 14, organ on 11, mixing on 1, 5, 11, production on 4–5, 11
  • Daniel Rey – production on tracks 2–4, 6–8, 10–12, 14–15
  • Andy Shernoff – bass on tracks 3, 8, 11, 13–14, production, guitar, keyboards, percussion on 13
  • Richie Ramone – drums on tracks 2, 6–7, 11
  • Holly Beth Vincent – backing vocals on tracks 3–4, 7, lead vocals on 9
  • Joe Blaney – production, mixing on tracks 1, 5, 11
  • Kyle "Slick" Johnson – assistant engineering on tracks 1, 5, 11
  • Al Maddy – backing vocals on tracks 3, 7, guitar on 14
  • Bun E. Carlos – traps on tracks 4, 7–8
  • J.P. "Thunderbolt" Patterson – drums on tracks 3, 14
  • Steven Van Zandt – backing vocals on tracks 3, guitar on 9
  • Handsome Dick Manitoba – backing vocals on tracks 3, 7
  • Richie Stotts – guitar on track 1
  • Charley Drayton – drums on track 1
  • Billy Hilfiger, Carla Lother – backing vocals on track 1
  • Jonathan Townes – digital editing on track 1
  • Ben Liscio – assistant engineering on track 1
  • Genya Ravan, Lenny Kaye – backing vocals on track 3
  • Pat Carpenter – drums on track 5
  • Amy Hartman – backing vocals on track 9
  • Dennis Diken – drums on track 9
  • Arno Hecht – saxophone on track 9
  • Steve Jordan – drums on track 10
  • Tommy Mandel – keyboards on track 10
  • Joan Jett – guitar, backing vocals on track 11
  • Kenny Laguna – keyboards on track 11
  • Toshikazu Yoshioka – assistant mixing on track 11
  • Jean Beauvoir – production, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, backing vocals on track 12

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Joey Ramone - ...Ya Know? review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2017-07-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Jaxon, Luke (14 May 2012). "Joey Ramone - "...ya know?"". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2017-07-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Murray, Charles Shaar (July 2012). "Joey Ramone - ...ya Know?". Classic Rock. No. 172. p. 98.
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  6. ^ Hann, Michael (24 May 2012). "Joey Ramone: ...Ya Know? - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  9. ^ Fricke, David (4 June 2012). "Joey Ramone: "...Ya Know?"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-07-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Viney, Joseph (31 May 2012). "Joey Ramone - ...Ya Know?". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2017-07-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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