July 12th, 2014

Cool

Song Of The Day

Sad news today that Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones has died. U2 are longtime fans of the punk pioneers, and while I was thinking about that, I realised this great track had never been featured on Song Of The Day... so here it is!

Beat On The Brat

In February 2002, U2 won Best Live Act at the annual NME Awards, also known as the Brat Awards (as opposed to the Brit Awards). For their acceptance speech video, they performed the appropriately-titled Beat On The Brat from the Ramones' eponymous 1976 debut album. (Adam wasn't there, so his technician Stuart Morgan played bass while standing behind a cardboard cutout of him, LOL!) Their cover was released a year later on the compilation album We're A Happy Family: A Tribute To Ramones, raising money for the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

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