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Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment by Ramones
Album: Leave HomeReleased: 1977
Joey Ramone (from Hey! Ho! Let's Go! The Ramones Anthology
by David Fricke): "'Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment' we all pretty much wrote together in Arturo's (Vega, the band's artistic director) loft. There was another loft where we rehearsed; we used to let Tommy live there. I remember it had fruit flies. Horrible things."
A track from the Ramones second album, this song runs a loud, fast, 1:38. It's about a guy who is losing his mind and wants a good helping of shock treatment to make him feel better. Like most Ramones songs, it's meant to be fun and also to provide relief from the disco music that was permeating the culture.
Per Gessle from Roxette recorded his own version of this song, which he included on the B-side of his 2002 cover of another Ramones song, "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend."