RICHIE RAMONE'S FIRST SOLO ALBUM ENTITLED
(OCTOBER 8, 2013)
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND
Richie Ramone worked with his first solo album for few
years. In July, 2013, Richie Ramone informed release date of Entitled.
- Things are looking real good now for the album Entitled. Sorry it has
taken so long but I want this to go smooth and do what's best for all my
fans, Richie Ramone wrote.
First announced release date was September 7, 2013, but it got
changed as Richie Ramone wrote to me in June 19, 2013. In July 2nd
was announced that DC-Jam Records signed
Richie Ramone. CD and LP versions of Entitled did hit stores
worldwide on October 8, 2013.
Album was mixed in Mark Needham's studio. Needham has worked before for
example with Blondie, The Killers, Sick Puppies and Chris Isaak. Regular
version of LP and CD has 12 songs, including new versions of Ramones
songs I Know Better Now, Smash You, I'm Not Jesus and
First single and video was Criminal. See video here. It was
released in February, 2014.
Second video was published in November 30, 2014, of title track. See Entitled video
here. Video is composed from many different scenes. It has parts of
Richie, Clare MissTake, Alex Kane and Ben Wah Reagan playing at live
and also hanging in a club, of Richie driving a car in Los Angeles,
him singing in a studio, him doing tricks with a torch etc. etc.
Video is directed by Steve Appleford and edited by Brett Smith.
Cinematography is by Appleford. Appleford did main camera
recordings with Mary Ignatova who was also assistant director.
(1) Somebody Put Something In My Drink (LP bonus track))
2) I Know Better Now
4) Take My Hand
5) Smash You
6) Better Than Me
7) Into The Fire
8) I'm Not Jesus
9) Someday Girl
12) Forgotten Years
Richie Ramone takes care of main vocals on Entitled album
and at live. Richie is drummer in all tracks in album. He is
most songs at live shows as well. Guitarist-drummer Ben Wah Reagan plays
drums in rest of the songs at live.
Bassist Jiro Okabe toured a while with Richie Ramone but he had to
concentrate to another projects and new member was Clare MissTake.
I asked from Richie who musicians are playing in final versions of
songs on new album. Richie Ramone
wrote to me in early August, 2013.
- Only Tommy Bolan (all guitars) and Jiro Okabe (bass guitar)
played on the recording of Entitled.
touring band is Tommy Bolan (guitarist), Clare Misstake (bass
guitar) and Ben Wah Reagan (rhythm guitar and drums), Richie
So line-up on album is:
- Richie Ramone (vocals and drums).
- Tommy Bolan (all guitars).
- Jiro Okabe (bass).
FORMATS AND RELEASE DATES OF ALBUM:
Entitled was released in digital, CD and LP formats. CD and LP
versions hitted stores worldwide on October 8, 2013.
version of Entitled from Amazon.com here
from Amazon.co.uk here.
Digital version was added to listings on
(order album here) and
(order it here)
in July, 2013, with a release date: September 17, 2013.
I was wondering that but Richie's manager Doreen Sanchez confirmed
to me that digital version of
Entitled is really out on September 17, 2013.
And in August,
2013, was given a great chance for fans. People can pre-order Richie
Ramone's Entitled LP on white vinyl and get a limited edition
autographed copy featuring the bonus track, new version of Ramones
classic (written by Richie Ramone) Somebody Put Something In My
Order white vinyl from Interpunk.com
or from shopradiocast
or in Europe from HHV.de.
As a side note, order at the same time from Interpunk also my books:
Soundtrack Of Our Lives (2009) and Rock
In Peace: Dee Dee And Joey Ramone (2004) and
Needed A Lead Singer: Fans Remember Joey Ramone.