Don't Worry About Me

Don't Worry About Me

by Joey Ramone
     
 

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In the wake of the sad passing of Joey Ramone, Don't Worry About Me is the first posthumous release to come from his estate. Consisting of pop-punk anthems along the lines of '60s garage rock and very early punk, Don't Worry About Me is a sad reminder of how good Ramone really was. With a brilliant ear for melody, a songwriting skill based in simplicity,

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In the wake of the sad passing of Joey Ramone, Don't Worry About Me is the first posthumous release to come from his estate. Consisting of pop-punk anthems along the lines of '60s garage rock and very early punk, Don't Worry About Me is a sad reminder of how good Ramone really was. With a brilliant ear for melody, a songwriting skill based in simplicity, and the most unpretentious lyrics this side of Chubby Checker, Ramone didn't care about making groundbreaking music when he had mastered the art of pop-punk to a degree most of his disciples will never understand. "What a Wonderful World" and "1969" are excellent covers that do their source material justice, although Louis Armstrong probably never expected his torch song to be rocked out à la Sid Vicious' "My Way." But the two best tracks are "Searching for Something," his Beatlesque tribute to a girl, and "Mr. Punchy," a gorgeous pop song that features a guest appearance from the Damned's Captain Sensible. The anti-cancer anthem "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)" is a heartbreaking stance on his condition that is pure punk rock all the way ("I want my life/I want my life/It really sucks/It really sucks") that only goes to show how even toward the end, he refused to give into sentimentality. Nothing new to see here, and that's a good thing, as Ramone's trademark whine never sounded so sincere as it did in his last studio recordings. [Don't Worry About Me was re-released on CD in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2014
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0881034103659
catalogNumber:
14041
Rank:
14844

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joey Ramone   Primary Artist,Vocals
Captain Sensible   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Frank Funaro   Drums
Joe McGinty   Keyboards
Jerry Only   Bass,Guest Appearance
Marky Ramone   Guest Appearance
Daniel Rey   Guitar,Background Vocals
Andy Shernoff   Bass,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Maddy   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Helen Love   Background Vocals
Mickey Leigh   Guitar,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Chud   Drums
Veronica Kofman   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ron Asheton   Composer
Scott Asheton   Composer
Joey Ramone   Composer
Daniel Rey   Producer,Engineer
George David Weiss   Composer
Maddy   Composer
Mickey Leigh   Executive Producer
Tina Paul   Inlay Photography
Jon Marshall Smith   Engineer
Charlotte Lesher   Executive Producer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Robert Thiele   Composer
Dave Alexander   Composer
George Seminars   Cover Photo

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