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Standing in the Spotlight
Dee Dee King
Standing in the Spotlight
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock


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All Artists: Dee Dee King
Title: Standing in the Spotlight
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Old School
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992588416, 075992588447, 075992588423

CD Reviews

Dee-Dee Ramone Rap? Well..
Byron Fear | loveland, co United States | 08/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album by punk superstar Dee-Dee Ramone has got to be one of the trippiest rap albums ever. The thing is Dee-Dee is rapping about mashed potatos and mermaids. The best song on this album Baby Doll is an awsome power balad though. I am a huge Ramones fan and Dee-Dee fan so i cut him some slack if you love The Ramones i sugest buying this just to here dee-dee rap n sound silly if u dont like um then i sugest not buying this."
Dee Dee is a punk rapper!
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 06/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, this is a rap album by Dee Dee Ramone. Was he serious? It would seem so. Is he a good rapper? No, not at all. His rap doesn't have a good "flow" and a lot of his rhymes are forced. Despite all that, it's a fun album. The songs are pretty funny and they bring a smile to my face. Some highlights: "Mashed Potato Time" is a rap version of an old hit from the early '60s (I guess they chose to do this because it was originally by another Dee Dee, Dee Dee Sharpe). "Baby Doll" is not a rap song, it's a touching ballad about Dee Dee's first wife. "Poor Little Rich Girl" isn't a rap song either, it's straight ahead punk. "German Kid" is about Dee Dee's life as a German-American, and half of the rap is in German. "The Crusher" is the best song on the album, it's a fantasy about being a wrestler. "The Crusher" is so good, it was later covered by the Ramones after Dee Dee left the group. Dee Dee's version has an extra verse that the Ramones cut out. Most of Dee Dee's fans should enjoy this album."
The rapping Ramone "M.C. Dee Dee King."
Joseph P. Ulibas | Sacramento, CA, USA | 06/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Standing in the Spotlight was Dee Dee (Ramone) King's debut album as a rapper/rocker. Some of the tracks are rap songs whilst the others are just Ramones style pop songs.
It seems like Dee Dee stop rapping and made a few future Ramones tracks (The Crusher appears on Adios Amigos).
The songs are co-written with long time collaborator Daniel Rey and friends Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie) appear on a couple of tracks as well (Mash Potato Attack and German Kid). Cheesy fun from the clown prince of American Pop-Punk!

Recommended for Ramones fans."