VARIOUS ARTISTS: Ramones Forever: CD

An international compilation wherein bands from all over the map mangle Ramones songs. Most of the tracks blow sheep (unless techno versions of “I Wanna Be Sedated” and “Psychotherapy” are your cup of tea), and the remainder leave little doubt that Belgium should be wiped off the face of the earth. As far as “tributes” go, maybe they should’ve just walked up to the remaining Ramones and kick each of ‘em square in the balls. That would’ve been much less painful than having one’s name attached to this abomination. Oh, wait, Marky was involved in this. Guess he really, really needed the money.

 –jimmy (Radical)