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Thursday, 27 October 2011

53rd & 3rd

If songs about streets and roads are about a sense of place, home, belonging and how far you can go from home, then Dee Dee Ramone's 53rd & 3rd is surely a measure of how far a person can fall. Dee Dee's narrator stands on the corner of 53rd and 3rd 'trying to turn a trick' and is dismayed he's also 'the one they never pick'. This two minute buzzsaw tale of male prostitution ends in murder. It wasn't all fun round The Ramones way y'know.

1 comment:

Echorich said...

One of the band's greatest moments and one of the greatest examples of American Punk.
Regardless of all the reasons why the band found that they needed to move on from Dee Dee, his are some of their best tracks.