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
The Unheard Music
Motel Room In My Bed
The Hungry Wolf
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
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
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
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
* 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
* It was taken from the cover of RAMONES
album, "Leave Home" - an obscure,
in-joke nod from one sophomore album to
* 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