Mean Jeans have embarked on a U.S. tour! To celebrate, they interviewed CJ Ramone, which can be read below.
Read an interview with CJ Ramone done by Billy Jeans.
1. My first and most burning question, did you play bass on the 1995 Ramones’ Steel Reserve’ Jingles? If so, please tell me absolutely everything about them. How much free Steel Reserve was the band given, what was everyone’s attitude about it, etc.?
I don’t remember if I played on it, but I remember the free cases of steel reserve!
2. If there was one product, CJ Ramone had to write a jingle for and earnestly endorse, what would it be?
JACK DANIELS FELLAS! You’ll find out why on this tour.
3. I heard you were courted to join Metallica once upon a time. I was always stunned by their ability to shred, and particularly to shred while wasted. Would your drunk-shredding capabilities have been up to snuff?
Can’t say for sure, never drank with them boys, but I’d sure like to have given it a try!!!
4. CJ Ramone, Mean Jeans, and the Ramones all play a simplistic style of punk rock. Do you have any rules about where you draw the line musically? Forbidden chord progressions? Or are you throwing in suspended minor 7ths right and left?
Nope. If it’s good, it gets on the record. My guys are high-end players that come from other styles. They write their own parts, and I don’t interfere. I may be a Neanderthal, but I got good enough sense to know talent!!!
5. I know the Ramones were huge in South America and that you tour there often now. What’s that like and what’s the raddest city to play?
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA! Thee wildest fans in the world. You fellas wanna take a ride…
- 01 Jun in Vancouver, BC, Canada @ WISE Hall w/ Mean Jeans Buy Tickets
- 02 Jun in Seattle, WA @ Funhouse w/ Mean Jeans Buy Tickets
- 03 Jun in Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Mean Jeans Buy Tickets
- 04 Jun in Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Mean Jeans Buy Tickets
- 06 Jun in San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Mean Jeans Buy Tickets
- 07 Jun in Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ Mean Jeans Buy Tickets
- 08 Jun in Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room w/ Mean Jeans Buy Tickets
- 09 Jun in San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ Mean Jeans