Know this about The Ramones — they don’t care. Take ‘ I’m Against It,’ from their 1978 release Road To Ruin.
The punk-rock legends dive right in with the mantra ‘Well I’m against it….” It doesn’t really matter WHAT they’re against, the song is just a blast to listen to.
It’s rapid-fire punk rebellion, with a killer, heavy rock riff that kicks you around and shoves you back and forth like a struck tuning fork. Cymbals crashing, drums pounding.
These guys work hard at showing how apathetic they are.
“I’m Against It” is smart enough to be quirky — “I don’t like sex and drugs/I don’t like water bugs,” — and still manages to be relevant to the time, railing against the Viet Cong and “Jesus freaks.”
Joey Ramone proclaiming “I don’t like Burger King” is laugh-out-loud perfection.
Now, go listen.