JIRO OKABE'S RETURN OF THE KAMIKAZI FEATURING CJ RAMONE (2014)


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Release date: July 25, 2014. Label: Mosrite Records.

BASIC INFORMATION:
Jiro Okabe recorded solo album titled Return Of The Kamikazi and CJ Ramone plays on it. As well Clem Burke aka Elvis Ramone.
CJ Ramone travelled to California, USA on September 29, 2013, to record his parts.
Jiro Okabe informed in July, 2014, that CD is available at CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. Click here to buy CD from CD Baby.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND HOW CJ IS INVOLVED:
Here are some comments Jiro messaged me of his solo album already in December, 2013.
- Steve Soto from Adolescents is on board on my solo album. Recording with CJ Ramone, Dez Cadena (Black Flag, The Misfits etc.) etc. is doing really great, wrote Jiro on December 3, 2013.
I asked more details and Jiro Okabe told me following information.
- CJ Ramone played four songs and back-up vocals on five songs. Me and CJ wrote three songs together. It will be a really kicking ass album my friend! Cheers!, wrote Jiro Okabe already on December 5, 2013.
Jiro Okabe and CJ Ramone wrote together songs Come And See Me, Dedication and Baby, Baby, Baby. He plays on them.
- Also CJ played rhythm guitar on track #6 Run Run, Run, Jiro informed.
Other 10 songs Jiro wrote with Tommy Bolan.
So CJ did back-up vocal on five songs.
- CJ did back-up vocal on All I Want, Come And See Me, Dedication, Baby, Baby, Baby, Punk Rock Generation and Run, Run, Run, Jiro listed.
Btw, co-producer is Gene Frawley who is CJ's manager and was Ramones' security man.


TRACKLISTING:
1) All I Want (length 3.14) (written by Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
2) Come And See Me (2.36) (Jiro Okabe/ CJ Ramone)
3) Dedication (2.54) (Jiro Okabe/ CJ Ramone)
4) Be My Girlfriend (2.52) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
5) Baby, Baby, Baby (4.23) (Jiro Okabe/ CJ Ramone)
6) Run, Run, Run (3.54) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
7) Punk Rock Generation (3.44) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
8) Jane (3.47) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
9) Don't Wanna Say Goodbye (3.16) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
10) Hi, Bye, Die (2.26) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
11) Wanna Be Alone (3.41) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
12) Can't Stop Loving You (3.48) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
13) Clock Strikes 12 (3.36) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
Bonus tracks:
14) Look At The World (3.15) (Jiro Okabe)
15) Besame Mucho (3.47) (Consuelo Velazquez)


CLEM BURKE ON DRUMS:
In addition to Jiro Okabe, CJ Ramone, Steve Soto, Dez Cadena and Tommy Bolan, there are musicians like Clem Burke ("Elvis Ramone" / Blondie), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Jonny Two Bags (Social Distortion), Mickey Leigh (Joey Ramone's brother), Dan Root, Kerry Marx, Tommy Wells and Dave U Hall. And The Ventures' guitarist Nokie Edwards.
- Purchasing this CD, you will get two bonus tracks! Look At The World is track one, which was performed in the major motion picture Lethal Weapon in 1987.
This version of the song was recorded by Jiro's new Kamikazi' band. Bonus track two Besame Mucho is featuring Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Nokie Edwards. As I did mention before, he is known from The Ventures.
Thanks Jiro of listing me in special thanks on CD cover.


JIRO OKABE'S BACKGROUND AND MOSRITE:
Few comments of Jiro's background. Original Kamikazi was founded in Los Angeles, CA, USA in 1982.
Jiro plays bass on Richie Ramone's solo album Entitled and was in Richie's tour line-up in 2012 etc. He is not working with Richie anymore.
Jiro is also working for Mosrite Guitars. In July, 2012, was organised Mosrite 60th Anniversary event at NAMM, Center Stage, Nashville, TN, USA. Mosrite 60th Anniversary Super Live/ Rock'N'Roll Bash Summer '12 show featured Richie Ramone Band, CJ Ramone Band, Nokie Edwards, Brent Mason etc. See report of that night here.