Mike Portnoy Plays Every Instrument on Quarantined Ramones Cover
Mike Portnoy has rewritten a Ramones classic for the quarantine age. From home, the legendary drummer picked up a guitar, bass and microphone to record “We’re a Happy Family” with a new set of lyrics.
Portnoy teased the cover song with a photo of himself as a child meeting Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny and Marky Ramone:
The cover of “We’re a Happy Family” also features Mike’s actual family members: Marlene, Melody and Max… along with his extended four-legged family in Mickey, Mini and Mittens. You can even catch a Hello Kitty drum kit in the background as an easter egg.
“If you’ve gotta be stuck at home in quarantine for a few months, there’s no better family and no better place than Camp Portnoy!” Mike writes. “Enjoy this fun video courtesy of Mike, Marlene, Melody, Max, Mickey, Mini & Mittens Portnoy... (And RIP Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee & Tommy...and thanks Marky, Richie & CJ Ramone)”
Check out Mike Portnoy’s solo version of “We’re a Happy Family” along with a homemade music video for the track below.
Mike Portnoy, "We're a Happy Family" (Quarantine Ramones Cover)
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