the ramones are that type of band to make the worst situation a highly listenable one. they survived the production of EOTC, the rather poppy pleasant dreams, two 80's sounding album "sub jungle andanimal boy."...some may argue the production of brain dran, but i love it...anyways, on to acid eaters. this is genius. what better way to ensure everyone in the future can get into the Ramones' favorites than to cover them. i mean sure, joey and johnny cansay how much they loved "the who, beatles, and stones," but some people really will not care unless they are shown how good these influences are from a band they love. journey to the center of the mind is my favorite cj vocal track...and the bonus of surfin safari is well worth this unless rhino ever remasters it and sells an expanded edition.