Over the last couple of days we have had some semblance of summer here in London (though it will probably have ended before I finish typing this). Let's celebrate it while we can.
Here's what happens when the King of Carolina beach music teams up with the King of New York:
"Rockaway Beach" - General Johnson & Joey Ramone
As well as being a great summer record in it's own right, it is also the best remake of a Ramones song you are ever likely to hear. I stand ready to be corrected but this, by the usually estimable Paul Jones, may well be the worst.
"Sheena is a Punk Rocker" - Paul Jones
Let's restore our equilibrium with the Ramones, doing a cover version of one of their own favourite summer songs, and some more General Johnson (you can't have too much General Johnson).
"California Sun" - Ramones
"Carolina Girls" - General Johnson
As a bonus, because you've been good and because I'm not around for the rest of the week, here is a late addition to the last post on songs about singers.
"Dancing With Joey Ramone" - Amy Rigby
Romania, since you ask. I'm working in Bucharest for a few days, but I should have time for 24 hours sightseeing at the end of trip. I may pick up some music to delight you with while I'm there although, if this year's Eurovision entry is anything to go by, there is an equally strong chance that I won't.