The Ramones released a music video for I Wanna Be Sedated almost ten years after the song was originally released back in 1978. The video features the band sitting at a table nonchalantly reading and eating corn flakes while chaos erupts in the hallway behind them. An interesting tidbit about the video is a young Courtney Love is one of the characters in the video.
The song was originally released in the UK in September, 1978 and eventually released in the United States in 1980. Joey Ramone wrote the song and said this about it:
It’s a road song. I wrote it in 1977, through the 78. Well, Danny Fields was our first manager and he would work us to death. We would be on the road 360 days a year, and we went over to England, and we were there at Christmas time, and in Christmas time, London shuts down. There’s nothing to do, nowhere to go. Here we were in London for the first time in our lives, and me and Dee Dee Ramone were sharing a room in the hotel, and we were watching The Guns of Navarone. So there was nothing to do, I mean, here we are in London finally, and this is what we are doing, watching American movies in the hotel room.via Wikipedia
Enjoy this look back at the music video from 1988 as well as a live performance from 1982!