Thursday, December 31, 2020

Song of the Day: 'I Wanna Be Sedated' by the Ramones


It's a shame Joey and the boys aren't still with us to enjoy this most Ramone moment, but let the countdown begin! 

Fun note: Although the song came out in 1978, the video wasn't filmed until 10 years later, as a promo for the compilation album "Ramones Mania."

Wikipedia notes: 
The iconic clip features the Ramones sitting at a table (left to right: Johnny, Joey, Marky and Dee Dee), nonchalantly reading and eating generic corn flakes (branded "Corn Flakes") whilst the background hallway erupts into a venue for nuns, acrobats, ballerinas, monsters, cheerleaders, clowns, doctors, fetish nurses and smoking schoolgirls. The film is intentionally sped up to show the excitement of the background, while the band's actions are in regular motion. This was achieved by having the band members move very slowly, while the crowd moved normally, and then speeding up the film. (Be on the lookout for a young Courtney Love!)

1 comment:

Jack said...

Remember the movie "Rock and Roll High School" starring the Ramones (1979 or 1980)? I think they used "I Wanna Be Sedated" in that.