Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Shlomones (Jewish Ramones) Go to a Seder


The What's Up Band, a Connecticut-based Jewish American rock band that performs at simchas and often dresses up as the Shlomones, a takeoff on the punk rock band The Ramones, has a funny video to get you in the mood for Pesach sedarim.

If you're wondering what song this is a parody of, it's The Ramones' I Wanna be Sedated, a popular punk rock song written in 1978 by Joey Ramone, whose real name was Jeffry Hyman (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001). Ramone was an American musician, vocalist and songwriter, best known as the Ramones' lead vocalist. Joey Ramone's image, voice and tenure as frontman of the Ramones made him a countercultural icon.

Here's the Pesach parody, followed by the original song.

Enjoy!

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