That time Johnny Ramone told me why the Ramones covered the Doors’ “Take It as It Comes”

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By Steve Newton

I got to interview legendary punk-rock guitarist Johnny Ramone a couple of times, once way back in 1983 and again in ’92, when the Ramones were touring Brazil in support of their Mondo Bizarro album.

That album featured a pretty nifty cover of the Doors’ 1967 tune “Take It As it Comes”, with keyboards played by the Psychedelic Furs’ Joe McGinty, so at one point in the conversation I asked Johnny how they came to record it.

Have a listen:

 

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