Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Nite Party - I Wanna Be Sedated

I spent way too much times at parties that were not complete until the Ramones played over the sound system, especially "I Wanna Be Sedated". The song was released as the B-side of "She's The One" in 1979, and became an instant classic at least at my college. Taken from the 1978 release 'Road To Ruin', it was classic Ramones, with a speedy, driving beat and a punky salute to the music of the 60s with an eye on the future. Johnny, Joey, Marky and Deedee Ramone [none really related but all adopted the Ramone surname] were a force to be reckoned with, although it took another decade before a single would actually appear on the US Billboard charts.

Their first single, "Blitzkrieg Bop", was also a song that played at many a party in those days, and was signature Ramones, pure 70s punk.

However, the Ramones reached a certainly plateau with the release of the the cult classic film 'Rock N Roll High School' and their single of the same name. It was the follow-up to "I Wanna Be Sedated", and was certainly flooding the college campuses across the nation.


  1. Love that song - such a classic!

  2. SteveA, it is a total classic, and brings back so many memories.



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