...Ya Know?

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...Ya Know?
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Studio album by Joey Ramone
Released May 22, 2012
Recorded 1999-2001; 2011-2012 (overdubs)
Genre Hard rock, punk rock, folk rock
Length 52:10
Label BMG
Producer Ed Stasium, Jean Beauvoir, Mickey Leigh, Joe Blaney, Daniel Rey
Joey Ramone chronology
Don't Worry About Me
(2002)Don't Worry About Me2002
...Ya Know?
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[3]
Classic Rock 8/10 stars[4]
Consequence of Sound D[5]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[6]
The Independent (average)[7]
musicOMH 2.5/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
Sputnikmusic 1.5/5[10]

...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]

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 video[edit]

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 edition[edit]

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]

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Length
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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "...Ya Know? by Joey Ramone". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Joey Ramone - ...Ya Know? review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  3. ^ Jaxon, Luke (14 May 2012). "Joey Ramone - "...ya know?"". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  4. ^ Murray, Charles Shaar (July 2012). "Joey Ramone - ...ya Know?". Classic Rock. No. 172. p. 98. 
  5. ^ Coplan, Chris (21 May 2012). "Joey Ramone - "...Ya Know?"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  6. ^ Hann, Michael (24 May 2012). "Joey Ramone: ...Ya Know? - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  7. ^ Coleman, Nick (26 May 2012). "Album: Joey Ramone, Ya Know? (BMG)". The Independent. Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  8. ^ Baber, Andy (28 May 2012). "Joey Ramone - Ya Know?". musicOMH. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  9. ^ Fricke, David (4 June 2012). "Joey Ramone: "...Ya Know?"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  10. ^ Viney, Joseph (31 May 2012). "Joey Ramone - ...Ya Know?". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  11. ^ a b "Joey Ramone - ...Ya Know?". Interpunk.com. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Joey Ramone Rocks Again on New LP". RollingStone.com. February 21, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  13. ^ Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone. "JOEY RAMONE'S SECOND SOLO ALBUM TITLED ...YA KNOW?". Blitzkrieg's Psycho Therapy Bop. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ Theo Spielberg (April 6, 2012). "Joey Ramone, 'Rock 'N Roll is the Answer' -- Song Premiere". Spinner.com. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Joey Ramone - New York City". YouTube. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  16. ^ "JOEY RAMONE New York City". GregJardin.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  17. ^ "New Video Premiere for Joey Ramone's "New York City"". ElmoreMagazine.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "Joey Ramone Lives on in 'New York City'". RollingStone.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012.