This disc is perfect for those out there that really liked the music
of The Ramones' first few records but didn't like "The Ramones" as a
band name - "Jon Cougar Concentration Camp" is definitely a much better
name for a band.
However, in The Ramones' defence, there was no way for them to pick
that as their original name since Jon Cougar was still doing something
or another wherever the hell it was he was at the time The Ramones hit
the scene and not a big enough musical presence to poke fun at yet.
Okay, anyway: this disc is just a bunch of Ramones' covers,
competently performed but poorly recorded, which is kind of
frustrating to listen to but very punk rock. I'm sure somewhere down
the line, this band will get sued out of existence by the Mellancamp
family and go the way of REO Speedealer (now simply, "Speedealer"),
but hopefully not for a while.
by Holly Day