The indie label Enjoy the Ride records, in associations with Sony Music, has released the 2003 Ramones Tribute Album, We Are a Happy Family, in vinyl. There are two variants of the double LP – regular, limited to 1250 copies and “zombie green” limited to 750 copies.
Why does this matter? Because John is on what used to be the hidden track on the CD version and sings a hauntingly beautiful rendition of Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World off the first Ramones’ record, complete with the original lyrics – Nazi baby as opposed to shock trooper. On top of that, the album opener is a classic-lineup Red Hot Chili Peppers cover of Havana Affair – like the one they sung at numerous live shows, but done in studio.
This is the 1st vinyl release for the album, which is otherwise not available to download or stream on any major digital music service.
This pressing is limited to 2000 copies with 1250 copies pressed on Zombie Green and 750 copies pressed on Red/White/Blue Swirl, an ETR webstore exclusive.
Click here for more information and/or to buy the album. Each of the versions costs about $33, plus shipping, and there is some fine print to read if you’re ordering four or more copies from overseas, so watch out.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers- Havana Affair
- Rob Zombie- Blitzkrieg Bop
- Eddie Vedder With Zeke- Believe In Miracles
- Metallica- 53rd & 3rd
- U2- Beat On The Brat
- Kiss- Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio
- Marilyn Manson- The KKK Took My Baby Away
- Garbage- Just Wanna Have Something To Do
- Green Day- Outsider
- The Pretenders- Something To Believe In
- Rancid- Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
- Pete Yorn- I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
- The Offspring- I Wanna Be Sedated
- Rooney- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
- Tom Waits- Return Of Jackie & Judy
- Eddie Vedder With Zeke- Daytime Dilemma (Dangers Of Love)
- John Frusciante- Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
Given how hard it is to find the CD at this time, this vinyl might be just what you need to complete your JF and RHCP collection. The stock is limited, so hurry up!