So it’s here and although I think Designated Dale should be reviewing this, I will give it the old college try. Richie handles drums and vocals here. Guitar is served up by Tommy Bolan and Jiro Okabe lays down the bass. Two classic Ramones tunes are re-recorded here (one more is LP-only), along with new songs from Richie. “Criminal” blasts off the proceedings here in fine fashion. “Someday Girl” gives off a cool Iggy vibe while “Forgotten Years” is also a really cool tune. Repeated listenings will draw the casual listener in to the fold. Definitely curious to see how this will translate in a live setting.
–koepenick (DC Jam, dcjamrecords.com)