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Johny Walk Don't Run Paulene

Produced by Mark "Let's Warp It" Neill
A Soil Of The South Production
Arranged by Mel Von Bergman & Mark Neill
All Songs by John Doe & Exene Cervenka

Your Phone's Off The Hook (But You're Not)
Johny Hit & Run Paulene
Los Angeles
The Unheard Music
White Girl
Blue Spark
Motel Room In My Bed
The Hungry Wolf
Adult Books
Beyond & Back
Year One Twist!

Billy Zoom: guitar / flute / saxophone
D.J. Bonebrake: drums / vibes
Mel Bergman: guitar
Mark Neill: guitar
Chris Barfield: bass & Shadow guitar

The World's Foremost Punk Instrumentalists have torn through the pages of the X songbook to come up with one KILLER album! As with the band's self-titled debut, the RAMONETURES are again led by mastermind/Phantom Surfer MEL BERGMAN.
This time the boys are joined by punk legends BILLY ZOOM and D.J. BONEBRAKE to answer the musical question, "What would it sound like if the VENTURES recorded a boatload of great X tunes?"
Filling out those crazy sounds are CHRIS BARFIELD on guitar and bass.
MARK NEILL sits in the producer's chair and knocks out the occasional guitar lick.
But there are plenty of fun facts, in-jokes and obscure gags associated with this album that you RAMONETURES and X fans may want to know!
Let's take a look, shall we?

* See that cool silver leather jacket our lovely model is wearing?
It's the VERY jacket Billy Zoom wore onstage in the early years with X.

* Could that be Billy Zoom's actual 1956 Gretsch Silverjet 6119 gee-tar our model has slung over her shoulder? Indeed it is!

* Check out that deftly rendered lettering in the title of the album. (Not the band name; the TITLE!) That was done by renowned artist COOP!

* By the way, it's based on the look of the word "Johny" as it appears in the lower corner of the inner sleeve of the first X LP, "Los Angeles".

* Does that blue-sky background look kind of familiar?
* It was taken from the cover of RAMONES album, "Leave Home" - an obscure, in-joke nod from one sophomore album to another.

* The back of the LP/CD features a photo of a burning letter "V".
* Of course, that refers to the burning "X" on the cover of "Los Angeles", but it's also a tribute to the Ventures.

* On the album, the X tune "Sugarlight" has been renamed "Shadowlight". Why?...
* Because CHRIS BARFIELD came up with an AMAZING lead guitar part in the vein of Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin.

* Art Robles, Jr., credited as "Mane Engineer" on the CD, is Mel's barber...and a huge X fan.