by GE 138.
The flogging of a dead horse continues. 😥
A recently discovered demo tape of a musical project put together by Mr. Colvin with the help of Brian James of The Damned called Dee Dee Ramone's Deadline was committed to vinyl and I can only assume it's for the completists out there who think that everything Dee Dee did was gold, which it certainly wasn't, or that they know that anything with Dee Dee's name on it will sell for a buck, but in any case, the stuff on here isn't that bad sounding, both aurally and quality wise. The 8 tracks that make up this collection are promoted as never appearing on any other release, but I know that one of these songs ended up on a Youth Gone Mad album (I Got A Right) and another was on the Dee Dee Ramone And The Chinese Dragons single (What About This), so make of that what you will. The 2 other guys who make up this band, Alan Lee Shaw on bass, and George Butler on drums, are competent musicians, but they don't really shine on any of these tracks, but again these were just demos and I doubt that they were ever meant to see the light of day beyond the inner circle of the band. Seems like the band was going for a Lords Of The New Church / bad Hollywood metal band kind of vibe, but as always it ends up sounding like the Ramones because of Dee Dee's gift of writing a song. Besides the aforementioned tunes, I Can't Come Out, One Way and Human Being Parade are pretty OK tunes, so 5 out of 8 songs being listenable ain't too bad, now is it? 😉 There will never be anyone like Dee Dee Ramone, and as long as there's a market out of there for all things Dee Dee related, then releases like this one will forever flow from the faucet of the estates of dead rock stars who need to generate some cash. Le sigh.
Brought to you by the fine folks at Overground Records from the U.K. Only 400 copies available, so be quick to grab yourself one before they're all gone. Available wherever Punk is bought and sold as the cheap disposable commodity that it is.