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Rämouns - Rockaway Beach Boys (Cover Artwork)

Rämouns

Rämouns: Rockaway Beach BoysRockaway Beach Boys (2009)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


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There aren't many free clues regarding the nature of this release, with nothing provided but the CD, liner notes and a cryptic one-sheet that describes a tall tale account of members of the Ramones and Beach Boys recording an album together following a happenstance meeting in 1980. Said album was th.


There aren't many free clues regarding the nature of this release, with nothing provided but the CD, liner notes and a cryptic one-sheet that describes a tall tale account of members of the Ramones and Beach Boys recording an album together following a happenstance meeting in 1980. Said album was then allegedly discovered "in a cave, deep in the East German pampa," and is precisely what is presented here by the Rämouns on Rockaway Beach Boys.

What the Rämouns do is play Beach Boys songs in the same style as the Ramones. And with the same clothes and hair as the Ramones. But since the Ramones already played many songs in a similar style as the Beach Boys (albeit with a "1-2-3-4!" launch), the Rämouns are essentially a derivative of a derivative.

That's not to say Rockaway Beach Boys isn't an enjoyable listen by any means, though. It's extremely fun hearing what the Ramones playing "Help Me, Rhonda" may have sounded like, along with fantastic versions of "I Get Around" and "In My Room." Some of the Beach Boys classics had already been envisaged and morphed into punk songs like the Queers' take on "Little Honda" and Pennywise doing "I Get Around," but they still sound great here.

There's little else that really needs to (and even can) be said about this release. In terms of originality, Rockaway Beach Boys is a bust, but it's hard to argue with songs executed so flawlessly as those by the mysterious Rämouns.

 

 
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jephso (September 17, 2010)

If you enjoyed Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' cover of Sloop John B from Blow In The Wind you'll enjoy this album. Simple concept, well executed. Seems a bit strange going back to the original Beach Boys songs after listening to this. It seem Ramones stylings fit perfectly with Beach Boys material.

nedsammy (May 31, 2010)

ha, that's kind of cool and shit. i like the surfin safari version

odeon (May 28, 2010)

hey,

they do have a myspace profile.

http://www.myspace.com/rockawaybeachboys

you can purchase the cd on amazon germany or ebay but there should be also some mailorders that have it in stock.

lovechuck (May 28, 2010)

trash i wouldnt waste a match to burn this fuckin piece o shit...........garbage....

Hey_Asshole (May 27, 2010)

Cos,

as far as i know, no they never did a Beach Boys cover. i found something that said they may have done Surfin' Safari. but, i have never actually seen that on any Ramones release.

the closest would be "Do You Wanna Dance," but technically the Beach Boys version of that song was also a cover

Cos (May 26, 2010)

Didn't the Ramones already cover Beach Boys songs? Or were they just Beach Boys-era surf songs?

thepopeofchili-town (May 26, 2010)

It's on Itunes, but I can't find a physical copy anywhere. They don't even have a myspace or anything.

Make_Way (May 26, 2010)

Point me to where I can purchase this album. please.

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