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Gabba gabba hey! (cont’d)

September 17, 2012

Yeah, well you can’t write a post about Tod Browning‘s Freaks without mentioning Pinhead by The Ramones (it’s pretty much a given). If it weren’t for the classic “gabba gooble/we accept you/one of us” wedding reception scene the New York “bruddahs” wouldn’t have penned this song to being with. The story goes that during one of their earlier tours a show got rained out in Texas, so they caught this at a movie house and next thing you know they wrote this lil’ ditty. The lyrics are funny (as always):

Gabba gabba
We accept you
We accept you
One of us
I don’t wanna be a pinhead no more
I just met a nurse that I can go for
D-U-M-B, everyone’s accusing me

Ending side one of their second album Ramones Leave Home released early in 1977 – for us vinyl fans that is – it’s easily available on CD today. And thanks to the cool people at Rhino Records it’s shock full of bonuses. Check it out!

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