Record Store Day is slowly becoming the highlight of April for every music lover, and for good reason. The iconic releases that occur on the third Saturday of April are something that most people should get excited about, and the amount of new and brilliant releases just keep on increasing by the year. One of the more intriguing releases in aid of the 2012 Record Store Day is the release of Joey Ramone’s new album ..Ya Know?. The album is titled after an expression that Joey often used, and comprises 15 previously unreleased tracks that were recorded before his death in 2001.
Assistance has been provided by Joan Jett, Stevie Van Zandt, Richie Ramone, members of Cheap Trick, The Dictators, and brother Mickey Leigh, with production assistance coming from old Ramones producers Ed Stasium and Jean Beauvoir, who have all helped beef up the tracks to make them of an acceptable standard that Joey would be happy with.
The first single, Rock N Roll Is The Answer (available below) is set for release on Record Store Day on a 7-inch vinyl and the album …Ya Know is set for release on May 22 through BMG.
Listen: Joey Ramone – Rock And Roll Is The Answer