Italian record label Radiation Records released
Lemmy Kilmister & Johnny Ramone: Good Rockin' Tonight 7' single on April
21, 2018. This picture disc 7' is limited to 500 copies. This got
sold-out pretty quickly. I has (three) copies which numbers are
105-107/500. This is Record Store Day release. Single is licensed
by Cleopatra Records / San Juan Music.
7' include songs Good Rockin' Tonight and Viva Las Vegas. Those
songs were originally released in Swing Cats: Special Tribute to Elvis
(2000) album (buy Swing Cats: Special
Tribute to Elvis on Amazon). Johnny only plays on Good
Rockin' Tonight and Viva Las Vegas in that album. Songs were recorded in
July 1999. Viva Las Vegas is instrumental. Lemmy Kilmister sings on Good
Line-up in 7' picture disc:
- Johnny Ramone (guitar).
- Danny B. Harvey (bass).
- Slim Jim (drums).
- Lemmy Kilmister (vocals in Good Rockin' Tonight).
These songs are published also as a Johnny Ramone: The Final Sessions
12' maxi. Read
Johnny Ramone's participation on Swing Cats: Special Tribute to
Elvis album was a surprise for many people, because Johnny
had been out of the music business and very quiet for years. These
songs are also known as the 'Johnny Ramone final sessions.'
Johnny was a big Elvis Presley fan. He had a great collection of
Elvis related items.
Johnny by the way was the bestman at Lisa Marie Presley's wedding to
Nicolas Cage. They both were good friends to Johnny and Linda in the
later part of Johnny's life. Also he was a good friend with Slim Jim.
Next I write here comments by Danny B. Harvey who plays bass on Swing
Cats: Special Tribute to Elvis album.
- The day Johnny Ramone came into the studio to record the backing
tracks for these two Elvis songs, he showed up in the studio with a
prototype of a Japanese "Johnny Ramone signature guitar." He told
me he no longer owned any guitars, or amps, because he had sold them all
when he retired. The only reason he had this one was because the guitar
company had sent it over for his approval prior to production. I asked
him why he didn't own any musical equipment and didn't he still play and
practise around the house? His reply was: "Do baseball players go to
battling practise when they retire? Of course not, so why I do need to
practise, has told Danny B. Harvey.