We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones

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We're a Happy Family - A Tribute To Ramones
We're a Happy Family-A Tribute to Ramones cover.jpg
Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedFebruary 11, 2003
GenrePunk rock
SK 87321
ProducerJohnny Ramone, Rob Zombie
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars [1]

We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones is a 2003 tribute album to the Ramones by various artists. It started when Johnny Ramone was presented with the idea of a tribute album and was asked if he wanted to participate, to which he agreed, as long as he would have full control over the project. He was able to get Rob Zombie as a co-producer, and call upon high profile bands to participate. Rob Zombie also did the cover artwork, and Stephen King, a Ramones fan, wrote the liner notes.

One of the last things Johnny Ramone did was oversee the album. He advised all the chosen bands to make the songs their own. Ramone liked the Red Hot Chili Peppers' cover of "Havana Affair" so much that he chose to open the album with it.

The Ataris' cover of "Rock N' Roll High School" is as a bonus CD single sold along with the physical album.

Track listing[]

  1. "Havana Affair" (Ramones, 1976) – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. "Blitzkrieg Bop" (Ramones, 1976) – Rob Zombie
  3. "I Believe in Miracles" (Brain Drain, 1989) – Eddie Vedder & Zeke
  4. "53rd & 3rd" (Ramones, 1976) – Metallica
    • Five more Ramones covers from the same sessions were released on different editions of the "St. Anger" single.
  5. "Beat on the Brat" (Ramones, 1976) – U2
  6. "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" (End of the Century, 1980) – KISS
    • The song later appeared on the single-disc edition of Alive IV.
  7. "The KKK Took My Baby Away" (Pleasant Dreams, 1981) – Marilyn Manson
  8. "I Just Want to Have Something to Do" (Road to Ruin, 1978) – Garbage
  9. "Outsider" (Subterranean Jungle, 1983) – Green Day
    • The song originally appeared as a B–side to the "Warning" single, and later on the compilation album Shenanigans.
  10. "Something to Believe In" (Animal Boy, 1986) – The Pretenders
  11. "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (Rocket to Russia, 1977) – Rancid
  12. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (Ramones, 1976) – Pete Yorn
  13. "I Wanna Be Sedated" (Road to Ruin, 1978) – The Offspring
    • This song originally appeared on the soundtrack for Idle Hands.
  14. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" (Rocket to Russia, 1977) – Rooney
  15. "Return of Jackie & Judy" (End of the Century, 1980) – Tom Waits
  16. "Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)" (Too Tough to Die, 1984) – Eddie Vedder & Zeke
    • This track is not listed on the track list of all editions.
  17. Silence – 0:10
  18. Silence – 0:10
  19. Silence – 0:10
  20. "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World" (Ramones, 1976) – John Frusciante (hidden track)
    • This bonus track is not available on all editions.
  • Tracks 17–19 each contain 10 seconds of silence


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