New Joey Ramone Singles To Be Released on Record Store Day
This year's Record Store Day on April 21 will be getting a double-dose of late Ramones singer Joey Ramone as yet another single from the upcoming posthumous album '…Ya Know?' will be released on 7" vinyl.
With the announcement of the Joey Ramone album, compiled of never-before-heard demos, the 7" single for the track 'Rock 'N Roll is the Answer' was revealed to be released on Record Store Day. Now, fans have yet another reason to by the 7" record, as the track 'There's Got to Be More to Life' will be featured on the AA side of the release.
Joey Ramone's brother Mickey Leigh served as executive producer of '…Ya Know?' along with longtime Ramones producer Ed Stasium, who worked on classic albums such as 'Rocket to Russia,' 'Road to Ruin,' and the legendary live record 'It's Alive' among others. “It was of the utmost importance to me that these remaining songs of Joey’s be finished properly, and made available for the world to hear," says Leigh. "And there’s not the slightest doubt in my mind that people are gonna be blown away by it.”
The cover for the special Record Store Day release features a never-before-released picture of Joey Ramone as an infant, being held by his father. (Pictured above)
'…Ya Know?' will be officially released on May 22nd, three days after the 12th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash at Webster Hall in New York.
P.S. We've actually gotten the chance to listen to the entire album, which will serve as a must-hear for Ramones fans and features some of the best vocal work of Joey Ramone's long career.