YOUTH GONE MAD: Self-titled: CD

The cover of this CD screams, “Featuring Dee Dee Ramone,” and claims to be “Dee Dee Ramone’s last musical will and testament.” After listening to it, I have the following reaction: Never, ever do a lot of drugs over a long period of time. This includes a few new Dee Dee songs and a cover of “Blitzkrieg Bop” that proves that, like pizza, certain songs, no matter how badly executed, will still be sort of alright. Note to people who collect bad Dee Dee stuff: none of this is bad enough to be funny. If anything, it’s just a little sad. If this were a cereal, it’d be S’mores. Why revive something that could never be as good as it once was? (And, by the way, what’s up with changing the name to Smorz?)

 –maddy (Trend is Dead!)