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"...Ya Know?"

Joey RamoneAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 22, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: BMG
  • ASIN: B007R3B4RG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,244 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rock 'N Roll Is The Answer
2. Going Nowhere Fast
3. New York City
4. Waiting For That Railroad
5. I Couldn't Sleep
6. What Did I Do To Deserve You?
7. Seven Days Of Gloom
8. Eyes Of Green
9. Party Line
10. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
11. 21st Century Girl
12. There's Got To Be More To Life
13. Make Me Tremble
14. Cabin Fever
15. Life's A Gas

Editorial Reviews

2012 release, the second posthumous solo album from the former Ramones frontman. Ya Know? adds a significant new chapter to the seminal punk icon's hugely influential body of work. The tracks were drawn from a cache of demos and unreleased recordings that Joey had a cut at various times during the last decade and half of his life. But this is no half-baked grab-bag of odds and ends. It's a riveting collection of previously unheard songs that embody Joey's trademark intensity, wit and infectious hooksmanship, and that will stand proudly alongside his most beloved Ramones compositions. The cast of guest players includes Joan Jett, who lends her distinctive voice and guitar to "21st Century Girl" and Little Steven Van Zandt, who plays guitar on "Party Line" and wrote the album's poignant liner notes, along with such notables as former Ramones drummer Richie Ramone, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, Dennis Diken of the Smithereens, Richie Vincent, seasoned New York punk axeman Al Maddy, veteran pop producer/musician Kenny Laguna, saxophonist Arno Hecht of the Uptown Horns, and members of the Ramones' punk-era contemporaries The Dictators.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
A major travesty in life has been rectified. Eleven years after the heartbreaking passing of the frontman of the greatest American rock and roll band, we are treated with fifteen lovingly completed works left behind by legend Joey Ramone. Naturally I was over the moon with the news that there was to be a second Joey Ramone album, and I fought off skepticism that material released now would not live up to the quality work of the Ramones and Joey's brilliant and beautiful solo album Don't Worry About Me. These feelings were more than blown away upon the first listen to this album. Joey sounds incredible, the backing musicians sound wonderful, the production sounds very clean and modern. From my previous experience hearing new tracks done with old vocals, I loved the Beatles recording "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" with John Lennon's old track, but was unhappy with the fidelity, and I worried the same would befall these cuts. Nothing doing, Joey sounds as alive as ever here! And the mix is spot on, Joey is upfront and confident, all the instruments are crisp and can be pinpointed in the stereo mix. I listened to the CD with over-ear headphones, I bet the vinyl's even better.

You can really feel the love that was put into making this album honor Joey and his incredible love and respect for rock and roll. From friends like Richie and Jean from Plasmatics, Joan Jett, Richie Ramone, Bun E Carlos, Ed Stasium, Andy Shernoff and Little Steven, the album sounds like a consistent album on a whole and not a collection of leftovers. Most songs are mid-tempo power rock and roll (not exactly punk or hard rock), and very engaging.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best! Ya Know? May 22, 2012
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I'm loving Joey's second (posthumous) solo album.It is great to hear Joey's voice again, singing these new songs.Ya Know is not just a punk album-there is a lot of range here.The 15 songs also flow exceptionally well together with a top notch production.

The album kicks off with the upbeat "Rock N Roll is the Answer".A very rocking song to get you going."Going Nowhere Fast" and New York City" could have been on a Ramones album.The anthemic latter is like a punk rock "Empire State of Mind" (with lyrics like "The Ritz and the Cat Club,Pyramid and Limelight").Other highlights for me include "Seven Days of Gloom"("Seven days of gloom,here in my room.If it wasnt for Stooges my life would be doomed").Great song with backing vocals by the handsome one Dick Manitoba.The Phil Spectorish "Party Line" is just a heavinly song Joey sings with Holly Beth Vincent of Holly and the Italians.Then there is the honkeytonk punk of "I Coudn't Sleep" and the country-influenced "Waiting for That Railroad".The album closes with the pretty acoustic version of "Life's a Gass" with chimes that sounds very bittersweet.

Ya Know? is a truly must have for every Ramones fan (or rock fan in general).
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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This caught my eye at my local record store , Fingerprints music in Long Beach CA, and I took a chance today... and I am glad. I've always enjoyed The Ramones and I remembered liking what I thought was Joey Ramones final album Don't Worry About Mewhich seemed to be released near his death and featured a very touching version of "a Wonderful World". As far as this new album...I enjoyed it first listen as I was putting it into my itunes and have listened now three times. Joey's voice is in fine form and the songs and production are to my ears first class and while it holds together well as an album features nice variety. I'd recommend it to his fans without any reservations. I imagine some hard core fans might think this is too pop and not punk enough...but I like both sides of his history.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The God of Forest Hills, Queens October 6, 2012
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11 years after Joey's death, it's good to see people care enough about putting out classic "Joey Ramone" songs (these are not Ramones songs). I love seeing very cool people paying homeage to him, especially his real brother Mickey Leigh, plus Tommy Ramone, Anthony Bourdain, Andrew W.K., etc... Joey 's been gone but not forgotten, GABBA GABBA HEY, highly recommend!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU TO ALL THAT MADE THIS RECORD HAPPEN May 25, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I just bought this yesterday .I just found out about this lp at first i thought it was a greatest hits or something but to my surprise it was not.I grew up with the Ramones and i am so glad i was able to see them live.I hate a lot of the new music today and i was in need of of a new record .This is what the doctor ordered .The whole lp is done very well if you are in to the ramones you have got to buy this .If Joeys brother is reading this thank you i had know idea about this i can tell you put everything you had to make this lp happen great job. This is one of the best sounding and produced lp i have ever heard with Joey.I hope there are more of his demos out there and you could do another one I feel like Joey is still here with us this new lp its like his ghost or something weird like that Buy and support this cd you will be glad you did HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOEY RAMONE AND THANK YOU TO ALL THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY OR DIE! May 23, 2012
By Koukol
Format:Audio CD
Joey shows his love for all types of Rock and Roll not just punk.

It's a bittersweet day.

Thank you Joey...wherever you are.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice to have
Not as good as the first Joey solo album, but nice to have. Can't believe he's been gone so long already.
Published 4 months ago by Tony Moreno
4.0 out of 5 stars Any Joey is good Joey...
Man, I miss this lovable, troubled loser... Where did my brothers from Queens go? Sucks that only Tommy and Marky are left.
Published 6 months ago by Robin J. Wilson
3.0 out of 5 stars Joey's voice...
I felt so good to here this mans voice again. This time on his own doing all his own songs. The first two tracks are the best but this one is a keeper. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gilbert
3.0 out of 5 stars Theres a few bangerz here..........
Love the Ramones, this record has a few gems but falls short.(sorry Joey) Tracks like, "Party line" and "I couldn't sleep" have that 50's 3 chord thing going on but... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ssenkrad
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't be sad at all.
I will tell you the story behind this album. Producer Daniel Rey had possession of several demos that Joey Ramone recorded before his untimely passing. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Johnny Heering
5.0 out of 5 stars Super
very good album! Thanks Mickey Leigh to that embodied the recording brother. all the songs on the highest level! Joey R.i.p
Published 14 months ago by Ivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Perfect
There is nothing more to say but Perfectly wonderful. If there is one bad thing to say about this CD it is that it makes me miss him even more.
Published 16 months ago by Pixie
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I thought it would be
After Joey's posthumous solo album in 2002, I didn't really have high expectations when this album came out 10 years later. I was wrong. Read more
Published 16 months ago by bernie nobody
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Birthday Joey
Just listening again for your birthday. Excellent stuff and bringing back some memories for me!
Happy Birthday Pinhead!
You still live within your fans.
Published 16 months ago by TeckFreek
5.0 out of 5 stars "YA KNOW"
i have ALWAYS loved and listened to the Ramones ! since i was a little girl. i was SO Saddened by Joey's passing. BUT so VERY happy to be able to get this cd !!!! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jonie Senese
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