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We Re A Happy Family A Tribut Compilation
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|1. Havana Affair - Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|2. Blitzkrieg Bop - Rob Zombie|
|3. I Believe In Miracles - Eddie Vedder & Zeke|
|4. 53rd & 3rd - Metallica|
|5. Beat On The Brat - U2|
|6. Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio - Kiss|
|7. The KKK Took My Baby Away - Marilyn Manson|
|8. I Just Wanna Have Something To Do - Garbage|
|9. Outsider - Green Day|
|10. Something To Believe In - The Pretenders|
|11. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Rancid|
|12. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - Pete Yorn|
|13. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Offspring|
|14. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Rooney|
|15. Return of Jackie & Judy - Tom Waits|
|16. Daytime Dilemma (Dangers Of Love) - Eddie Vedder & Zeke|
|17. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World - John Frusciante|
It was inevitable that a glut of Ramones tribute albums would follow the passing of Joey and Dee Dee Ramone. The 17-song-strong We're a Happy Family thankfully escapes the dubious tribute-album ghetto. It's no surprise that Ramones descendents like Green Day, Rancid, and the Offspring stick close to the tired and true, while headbanger James Hetfield makes "53rd & 3rd" sound like a Metallica song. But the standouts on the disc are the efforts where artists go off the rails. Pete Yorn turns in a yearning version of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," while Tom Waits goes the ghoulish route on "The Return of Jackie and Judy." Kiss get the best-in-show nod for their anthemic "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio," which is odd given that the Ramones were formed ostensibly as a reaction against arena rockers like Kiss. Don't miss the final hidden track, a scary gem by the Chili Peppers' John Frusciante. --Jaan Uhelszki
Top Customer Reviews
Metallicaï¿½s cover of ï¿½53rd & 3rdï¿½ sounds more like the original. Itï¿½s clear that the bay-area thrashers were influenced by The Ramones. The contributing punk bands The Offspring, Rancid, and Green Day stayed true to the Ramonesï¿½ raw sound, but added their unique twist to it. Instead of consuming it and making it their own, Kiss decided to keep ï¿½Do You remember Rock n Roll Radioï¿½ the same. Perhaps the most surprising tracks were the two contributed by Eddie Vedder and Zeke. Who would have thought that one of the leaders of grunge would have so much ï¿½punkï¿½ in him? ï¿½I believe in Miraclesï¿½ is heavy and Eddie delivers like he was one of The Ramones. Equally impressive is Vedderï¿½s version of ï¿½Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)ï¿½.
Only three punk bands on a tribute to The Ramones? Come on! That aside, the tribute CD isnï¿½t bad, but it isnï¿½t The Ramones, and it certainly isnï¿½t punk rock.Read more ›
I was dissapointed, to say the least. The RHCP cover of "Havana Affair" is great. Eddie Vedder's "I Believe In Miracles" cover is great. Green Day and the Offspring are good, and U2 is okay. But other than that, it's really not worth having, and just plain flat out boring. (But the aforementioned songs justify my three-star rating.) I like White/Rob Zombie, but he just butchered "Blitzkrieg Bop", and his cover bites. Metallica... it would've been a good cover if it were done 20 years ago, but now it's just lame. The rest didn't even begin to capture my interest.
I recommend just burning it. Luckily, that's what a friend did for me, and I didn't pay a cent. After all, there ARE still a few good songs on here. But overall, I think this was rushed, and definitely not up to par with what it should've been.
Now click "Not Helpful"...that's it...gooooood boy.
1. Havana Affair - Red Hot Chili Peppers = Excellent job by the Peppers.
2. Blitzkrieg Bop - Rob Zombie = This song is terrible. It's discrace and I skip over it every time. Rob Zombie is trash without White Zombie and this cover is horrible.
3. I Believe In Miracles - Eddie Vedder & Zeke = Pretty dern good.
4. 53rd & 3rd - Metallica = I friggin hate Metallica these days, but this track is actually pretty good.
5. Beat On The Brat - U2 = Awesome, sounds alot like the original.
6. Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio - Kiss = Excellent!
7. The KKK Took My Baby Away - Marilyn Manson = This is another discrace. He took the lyrics and turned it into a whiney goth song. Keep in mind that I actually like Manson.
8. I Just Wanna Have Something To Do - Garbage = Great cover!
9. Outsider - Green Day = Another Great cover.
10. Something To Believe In - The Pretenders = Pretty bad.
11. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Rancid = Awesome.
12. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - Pete Yorn = Pretty good, but what is this guy doin' on here?
13. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Offspring = A nice cover.
The rest seems pretty lame and I usually just skip over it.
There should be another tribute to the ramones by good bands that isn't for commercial reasons.
As for the tribute album...yes it's not that great but of course it wouldn't sound as amazing as the original stuff. The Clash's Burning London tribute failed as well to capture the true sound of the Clash and this album did as well. It seems like bands tried to hard to make a proper tribute when it's ironic because the bands they are paying tribute too breezed through the originals and didn't care about taking their time. Simple, quick, easy and powerful.
There are a few standout tracks on here. I love Kiss' cover, the RHCP and John Frusciante covers (i'm a huge RHCP btw.). I love Rancid but their cover just doesn't do it for me.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Sure the Red Hot Chilli peppers, Green Day and the offspring are on there but these bands can conform to the punk sound this album is supposed to have. Read morePublished on April 5 2004 by Grizmeister57
i though rooney and the red chili peppers weere the best bands. the manosn song is ok i like rob zombie just not that song. the tom waits song its pretty bad. Read morePublished on March 19 2004 by A. Macmillan
There have been several Ramones tribute albums, but this is the first one to feature "big name" acts. The results are varied, of course, like on any tribute album. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by Johnny Heering
I bought it because I love Ramones. I put it in my cd player and had to take it out, it was so bad. The bands on it are really good, but they are horrible at remaking ramones... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2004
well... it has potential. the punk covers on it (few and far between trust me) are great. some of the "rock" covers are okay. but... Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003 by mark twain
Bought this on a whim. It's a true tribute to how many artist site this simple & unique band from Queens, NY as a influence. The tracks range from intriguingly different (R.H. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003 by NCnative
good cd. my favorite songs are I just wanna have someting to dO (Garbage), Outsider (Green Day), and Sheena is a Punk Rocker (Rancid).Published on Oct. 18 2003 by The Last Kid Picked
... I only liked three songs on this cd(tracks 11-13).Come on people when The Offspring have one of the best songs on the cd you know something is wrong. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2003 by J.M
The way this tribute was put together was simply amazing. Rob Zombie seemed to know what song fitted with the bands style. Read morePublished on July 23 2003 by Danny
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