Released : 1997
Genre : Punk Rock
Label : Sonic Book
Leathers From New York? It’s a strange compilation, really. It’s an Italian issue released in 1997 comprised of four “rarities” and housed in a rather large booklet referred to as a “sonic book”.
In spite of all the its elaborate packaging, Leathers From New York is a bit of a waste of space, sadly. The liner notes, written in both English and Italian, are an erroneous text book version of the bands history authored by what must have been the most lethargic aloof author available.
Most of the “rarities” have all since been issued as bonus tracks on the bands official catalogue. Joey’s rendition of ‘The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs’ is taken from the John Cage tribute album Caged / Uncaged: A Rock / Experimental Homage to John Cage. ‘Chop Suey’ is taken from the Get Crazy movie soundtrack.
1. Ramones - Carbona Not Glue
2. Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
3. Ramones - Chop Suey
4. Joey Ramone - The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs