Various artists - We’re a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones
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Various artists - We’re a Happy Family: A Tribute to the RamonesWhen Joey Ramone died in 2001, there was such an outpouring of nostalgia that it seemed the entire music world had been pogo-ing to his punk band’s three-chord thrash. That universality is reflected on this star-studded homage.  For no-brainers, there’s Rancid, The Offspring and Green Day. More surprising choices are Garbage, Tom Waits and Marilyn Manson. But nothing tops hearing U2’s Bono, in a break from his crusade for world peace, singing about beating on the brat with a baseball bat. Priceless.



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