August 15, 2021

The Queers - Rocket To Russia (2001 Reissue)

*Reissued in 2001 by Liberation Records
Contains 15 tracks total.

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Punk Rock
Label Number: L-37838
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© 1994-2001 Liberation Records
AllMusic Review by Stewart Mason
One of six Ramones tribute albums released concurrently by Clear View Records in late 1998 (the others are by Screeching Weasel, the Vindictives, Mr. T Experience, Parasites and Boris the Sprinkler), the Queers' take on da brudders' 1978 classic Rocket to Russia is probably the most faithful to the original. This is not at all surprising, considering head Queer Joe King's unswerving devotion to Ramones-style pop-punk in all of his band's own releases. All 14 songs, even the covers of Bobby Freeman's "Do You Wanna Dance" and the Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird," sound pretty much exactly like the originals with King's voice dubbed over Joey's. It's all an impressive feat of mimicry, as well as a nice tribute to the group's obvious heroes. It doesn't make one want to listen to the album more than once, though.

tags: the queers, rocket to russia, 1994, 2001, reissue, flac,


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