Hey everybody! Alrighty…we are going with an ABSOLUTE favorite of mine today. Eddie Vedder’s cover of the Ramones classic “I believe in miracles” off of the “We’re a happy family” album.
We’re a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones is a 2003 tribute album to the Ramones by various artists. It started when Johnny Ramone was confronted with the idea of a tribute album and was asked if he wanted to participate, to which he agreed, as long as he would have full control over the project. He was able to get Rob Zombie as a co-producer, and call upon different bands to participate. Rob Zombie also did the cover artwork, and Stephen King, a Ramones fan, wrote the liner notes.
One of the last things Johnny Ramone did was oversee the album. He advised all the chosen bands to make the songs their own. Ramone liked the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ cover of “Havana Affair” so much that he chose to open the album with it.
I think you’ll love it! So sit back, enjoy, and KEEP IT WEIRD!