JOEY RAMONE ON THE RATTLERS 7'-SINGLE: ON THE BEACH/ LIVIN' ALONE
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Side A: On The Beach 2.58 ( M. Leigh )
Side B: Livin' Alone 2.40 ( M. Leigh )

Here's little story about this '7-single also. Single was released 1979 and then THE RATTLERS were Joey's brother MITCH LEIGH: guitar, MATTY QUICK: drums and DAVID MERRILL: bass.

They started out as BIRDLAND with rock critic & Creem Magazine contributor LESTER BANGS on vocals. When Lester's cough syrup habit started costing them more than they could earn at gigs, he was out, and the trio took over on vocals, with Mitch handling lead vocals. When it came time for this their first record, JOEY RAMONE came in to sing on "On The Beach". They could have asked for Dave the bass player's dad to come in for the session, since he is the Metropolitan Opera star ROBERT MERRILL, but Joey was able to provide some great eye catching 'Horror Of Party Beach' Bettie Page inspired artwork for the picture sleeve, so he got the gig.