It was no secret that Joey Ramone loved his hometown of New York City. Many songs he wrote were about his love and admiration for it. After his death in 2001, the city showed it’s respect to the singer by naming a street after him. Now, Ramone is being honored in another way in his favorite city.
A video has been released for Ramone’s posthumous single “New York City.” The stop-motion video features countless stars including Tommy Ramone, Anthony Bourdain, Matt & Kim and some of the 30 Rock crew. The stars pay tribute to the late singer by donning his signature black leather jacket while singing his song on the streets of New York.
According to Spin, director Greg Jardin, used more than 1,600 photos of all the stars and each cameo only lasts for about a frame. The video is promotion for the upcoming release of a deluxe edition of Ramone’s final solo album ...Ya Know?. The CD will include a DVD featuring interviews with Elvis Costello, Kirk Hammett, Debbie Harry, Anthony Kiedis, Joe Strummer and more.
...Ya Know? is out Nov. 23 but until then be sure to check out the video for “New York City” below.