Tribute to Elvis
album was released in 2000
and it contain Johnny Ramone on two tracks. This was a surprise for many
people, because Johnny had been out of the music business and very quiet
for years. Johnny plays on 2 songs; Good Rockin' Tonight and Viva Las
Vegas. These songs are also known as the 'Johnny Ramone final
Johnny was a big Elvis Presley fan. He had a great collection of
Elvis related items.
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.
SWING CATS LINE-UP:
- Danny B. Harvey (guitar).
- Lee Rocker (acoustic bass) of The Stray Cats.
- Slim Jim (drums) of The Stray Cats.
Guest musicians include Johnny Ramone, Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead),
Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's) and Michael Des Barres (Detective,
1.Good Rockin' Tonight
2.Trying To Get To You
3.Viva Las Vegas
4.Stuck On You
5.Can't Help Falling In Love
7.I Need Someone To Lean On
12.That's All Right
14.Young And Beautiful