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Drunk Dial Records presents: Stay Home, a Ramones covers compilation

Posted April 30, 2020, 6:50 p.m. in Records by Loren
Drunk Dial Records presents: Stay Home, a Ramones covers compilation

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Drunk Dial Records, whose concept is loosely to get visiting bands drunk and have them record an EP on the spot: one original and one cover -- has mixed up the format with a new long-player compilation Ramones cover albu. Titled Stay Home, it's a collection of bands from across the planet, covering the Ramones' Leave Home in its entirety.

Participating artists include Drakulas, Hakan, Hayley & the Crushers, and members of Mean Jeans, Crusades and more.

The record is available tomorrow, May 1.

As the label elloquently puts it:

Like so many people right now, we find ourselves out of work and with our creative endeavors in indefinite limbo. It wasn't our intention to do a quarantine project, but after completing all the chores we had been putting off, there was still a record-shaped hole in our heart. We checked in with our musician buddies and heard news of good health and a similar refrain—everyone was feeling creatively stuck and financially fucked. The next day, that $1200 stimulus check came in the mail and an idea was hatched: Let’s give our favorite bands stuck at home some pizza and beer money to record a song with whatever equipment they have for a compilation! Why not do a cover of Ramones - “Leave Home” and call it "Stay Home" because EVERYBODY loves Ramones and word play, right?

(continued after the jump)

One by one we approached our friends and favorite bands around the globe with the idea and surprised them with beer money after they picked a song. What should have ended up being a barely listenable shitshow has blossomed into an incredible time capsule of what is otherwise a truly scary period of our lives. All of the artists contributed a unique display of creativity using the seemingly rigid constraint of 3-chord punk. It turned out better than we could have dreamed, and we are thrilled to have had a hand in the creation of this thing. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds will go back to the artists or to a charity of their choice.

Drunk Dial - Stay Home track listing:

01. MEGA -- Glad To See You Go
02. Haybaby -- Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
03. Christian Blunda (Mean Jeans) -- I Remember You
04. Monomanias (Dave Williams of Crusades) -- Oh, Oh, I Love Her So
05. Drakulas -- Carbona Not Glue
06. Hayley & the Crushers -- Suzy is a Headbanger
07. Spoon Benders -- Pinhead
08. Black Lining -- Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
09. Hakan -- Swallow My Pride
10. Dark Thoughts -- What's Your Game
11. Yuvees -- California Sun
12. Inject The Light -- Commando
13. The Hound of Love (Andrew of Mean Jeans) -- You're Gonna Kill That Girl
14. Matt K. Shrugg (Th' Losin Streaks) -- You Should Never Have Opened That Door

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