Ronnie Spector Signs With U.K. Label

Creation Records, the U.K.-based label that's home to Oasis, Primal

Scream and Teenage Fanclub, is now also the home of former

Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector. The former girl-group star will release

a four-song EP on the label in the U.K. in the fall, featuring two covers of songs by the

Ramones ("She Talks to Rainbows" and "Bye Bye Baby"), as well as a song by

late punk icon Johnny Thunders ("You Can't Put Your Arms Around a

Memory") and a song by Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson ("Don't

Worry Baby"). The latter inspired the current single by electro-rockers Garbage,

"Push It," which interpolates the song's chorus. "I think it's very exciting because

[Creation head] Alan McGee is the one doing this," said former

Ramones singer Joey Ramone of the deal. Ramone co-produced the EP

and sings a duet with Spector on "Bye Bye Baby." Although a U.S. release is not yet

scheduled, Ramone said he was hopeful that the songs would create a buzz in the U.S. and

lead to a full-length Spector album.