Let’s face it, it hasn’t been the easiest of times. A lot of us have been struggling with lockdowns, being quarantined, not being able to go to shows. And across the planet we see Covid-19 readying itself for a comeback tour.
That’s why I wanted to share this timely cover by Mikey Hawdon’s cover project that’s been a bright beacon of light during the pandemic. Last week, he released a cover of Something To Believe In from The Ramones’ Animal Boy. He’s joint by an all star cast including Nikola Sarcevic (Millencolin), CJ Ramone, Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners), Randy Bradbury (Pennywise), Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Dave Raun (Lagwagon/Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies), Rose & Matilda Farrell (Yee Loi), Mickey Leigh (Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music/STOP/The Rattlers/Birdland With Lester Bangs), Scott James (Movin In Stereo) and Amy Gabba (Amy Gabba And The Almost Famous).
While the Ramones originally released the song 25 years ago, it feels like it was written for these times. Equal part desperation and hope, this one hits home. Thanx again Mikey, for starting and continuing this project.