Scary, Martin & Sam return to Bone Machine for this Tom-Waits-Does-The-Ramones song about the frustrations of youth towards age. We take a look at ideas of inspiration, the evolution of punk in general and the Ramones specifically, and the value of our own childhood ambitions.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
I Don't Wanna Grow Up, Bone Machine, Tom Waits (1992)
I Don't Wanna Grow Up, music video (dir. Dayton/Faris & Jarmusch) via YouTube, Tom Waits (1992)
I Wanna Be Sedated, Road To Ruin, The Ramones (1978)
I Wanna Be Sedated, (dir. Fishman) via YouTube, The Ramones (1978)
I Don't Want To Grow Up, Adios Amigos, The Ramones (1995)
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