Between the Ramones less-than-great Mondo Bizarro and the career-low that was Acid Eaters, Joey Ramone (more HERE) did a solo turn with another one of his all-star bands at a 1993 Rock for Choice benefit concert. It's a fascinating set list with covers of John Lennon ("Gimme Some Truth"), Sam Cooke ("Bring It Home To Me") and, in what would end up being a legacy-defining choice, a moving version of "What a Wonderful Word", long-associated with Louis Armstrong. Then there's "Fascists Don't Fuck, They Just Screw" a never-recorded attack on the the right-wing in his country (and his band!). The show was clearly meant as a statement that Joey was bigger then the Ramones and, as such, it makes you wonder would've happened if he'd gone solo at this time instead of in the final years before his untimely passing.
Track 01 Announcement
Track 02 Censorshit
Track 03 It's Gonna Be Alright
Track 04 Gimme Some Truth [J Lennon]
Track 05 Bring It Home To Me [Sam Cooke]
Track 06 Wonderful World [L Armstrong]
Track 07 Fascists Don't Fuck, They Just Screw **
Track 08 I Wanna Be Sedated *
Joey Ramone - lead vocals
Daniel Rey - guitar
Al Maddy - guitar
Andy Shernoff - bass
Joe McGinty - keyboard
Marky Ramone - drums
Dee Dee Ramone - guitar *
Joan Jett - guitar *
Backing singers are Andrea Berg, Heike Sander and Katja Eppstein **
Should Joey have tried a solo album earlier?
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