RNR News and Notes

OK ... chalking this up to ... not sure what to think of ... 

 

Mike Love - of the iconic pop band - The Beach Boys has released a cover of the song "Rockaway Beach" by the iconic Pop Punk band The Ramones. 

 

According to Mike Love: 

“It felt so natural to sing it.  It fits beautifully in the Beach Boys surfing song genre. Not only is it a great song, it’s also right in my vocal range. It’s almost as if it was designed for me to sing, and that’s why I am so eager to play it live.”

 

Now hearing that - you would think Joey Ramone would be spinning in his grave ... 

 

But apparently it has  Marky Ramone's seal of approval: 

 

"The Ramones, along with most music lovers, were very aware of the Beach Boys.  We were big music fans and we’d talk about all types bands, musicians, our influences. I think you can hear the resemblance in 'I Wanna Be Sedated' and the end of the song—BaBaBaBa I wanna be sedated ... [This] adaptation of 'Rockaway Beach' is killer. Beach Boys to the max."

 

I don't know ... take a listen and judge for yourself:

 

Rockaway Beach Cover - Mike Love