JIRO OKABE'S RETURN OF THE KAMIKAZI
FEATURING CJ RAMONE (2014)
TO INDEX OF CJ RAMONE
Release date: July 25, 2014. Label: Mosrite Records.
Jiro Okabe recorded solo album titled Return Of The Kamikazi and CJ
Ramone plays on it. As well Clem Burke aka Elvis Ramone.
CJ Ramone travelled to California, USA on September 29, 2013, to record
Jiro Okabe informed in July, 2014, that CD is available at CD Baby,
iTunes and Amazon. Click here
to buy CD from
Also I tell in this page information of Banzai's album Can't Stop Me.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND HOW CJ IS
Here are some comments Jiro messaged me of his solo album already
in December, 2013.
- Steve Soto from Adolescents is on board on my solo album. Recording
with CJ Ramone, Dez Cadena (Black Flag, The Misfits etc.) etc. is
doing really great, wrote Jiro on December 3, 2013.
I asked more details and Jiro Okabe told me following information.
- CJ Ramone played four songs and back-up vocals on five songs. Me and
CJ wrote three songs together. It will be a really kicking ass album my
friend! Cheers!, wrote Jiro Okabe already on December 5, 2013.
Jiro Okabe and CJ Ramone wrote together songs Come And See Me,
Dedication and Baby, Baby, Baby. He plays on them.
- Also CJ played rhythm guitar on track #6 Run Run, Run, Jiro
Other 10 songs Jiro wrote with Tommy Bolan.
So CJ did back-up vocal on five songs.
- CJ did back-up vocal on All I Want, Come And See Me, Dedication, Baby,
Baby, Baby, Punk Rock Generation and Run, Run, Run, Jiro listed.
Btw, co-producer is Gene Frawley who is CJ's manager and was
Ramones' security man.
1) All I Want (length 3.14) (written by Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
2) Come And See Me (2.36) (Jiro Okabe/ CJ Ramone)
3) Dedication (2.54) (Jiro Okabe/ CJ Ramone)
4) Be My Girlfriend (2.52) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
5) Baby, Baby, Baby (4.23) (Jiro Okabe/ CJ Ramone)
6) Run, Run, Run (3.54) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
7) Punk Rock Generation (3.44) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
8) Jane (3.47) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
9) Don't Wanna Say Goodbye (3.16) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
10) Hi, Bye, Die (2.26) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
11) Wanna Be Alone (3.41) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
12) Can't Stop Loving You (3.48) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
13) Clock Strikes 12 (3.36) (Jiro Okabe/ Tommy Bolan)
14) Look At The World (3.15) (Jiro Okabe)
15) Besame Mucho (3.47) (Consuelo Velazquez)
CLEM BURKE ON DRUMS:
In addition to Jiro Okabe, CJ Ramone, Steve Soto, Dez Cadena and Tommy
Bolan, there are musicians like Clem Burke ("Elvis Ramone" / Blondie),
Elliot Easton (The Cars), Jonny Two Bags (Social Distortion), Mickey
Leigh (Joey Ramone's brother), Dan
Root, Kerry Marx, Tommy Wells and Dave U Hall. And The Ventures'
guitarist Nokie Edwards.
- Purchasing this CD, you will get two bonus tracks! Look At The
World is track one, which was performed in the major motion picture
Lethal Weapon in 1987.
This version of the song was recorded by Jiro's new Kamikazi' band.
Bonus track two Besame Mucho is featuring Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer
Nokie Edwards. As I did mention before, he is known from The
Thanks Jiro of listing me in special thanks on CD cover.
JIRO OKABE'S BACKGROUND AND MOSRITE:
Few comments of Jiro's background. Original Kamikazi was founded in
Los Angeles, CA, USA in 1982.
Jiro plays bass on Richie
album Entitled and was in Richie's tour line-up in 2012 etc.
He is not working with Richie anymore.
Jiro is also working for Mosrite Guitars. In July, 2012, was organised
Mosrite 60th Anniversary event at
NAMM, Center Stage, Nashville, TN, USA. Mosrite 60th Anniversary Super
Live/ Rock'N'Roll Bash Summer '12 show featured Richie Ramone Band, CJ
Ramone Band, Nokie Edwards, Brent Mason etc. See report
of that night here.
BANZAI: CAN'T STOP ME (2017):
I write here also information of Banzai's album. Banzai is Jiro
Okabe's and Tommy Bolan's band. They recorded Can't Stop Me (2017) album
together with a guest drummer Christopher Williams. Can't Stop Me has
three Ramones covers. CD start with Durango 95 which Johnny Ramone wrote
to Too Tough To Die album. Two other Ramones' covers are Animal Boy from
Animal Boy and Mama's Boy from Too Tough To Die.
- When me and Tommy Bolan was in Richie Ramone Band, we had always
played these tunes: Tommy on lead vocal and I was on the back vocal.
Then we add on new version (little longer than original) featuring
Tommy's solo, also we played Durango 95 as the introduction of this,
Jiro wrote to me.
You can order Can't Stop Me by E-mailing to Jiro: livelineoriginal (a)