Punk Dulcimer: Hear The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated” Played on the Dulcimer

Sam Edel­ston can rock the duclimer. On his YouTube chan­nel, he writes: “Dul­cimers are nat­ur­al rock instru­ments. In fact, I even say that dul­cimers are among the world’s coolest musi­cal instru­ments, and they deserve to be known by the gen­er­al pub­lic — the way that every­body knows gui­tars and ukule­les. Though usu­al­ly asso­ci­at­ed with old folk songs and tunes, dul­cimers are great for a shock­ing vari­ety of mod­ern music, too. I do these videos to inspire more peo­ple to play and lis­ten to dul­cimer music, in diverse, non-tra­di­tion­al styles.” Above, watch him cov­er the Ramones’ 1978 clas­sic “I Wan­na Be Sedat­ed.” Find more cov­ers of  Zep­pelin, the Stones & Bea­t­les here. And yet more covers–including Bowie’s “Space Odd­i­ty” and Sab­bath’s “War Pigs”–on the Con­tem­po­rary Dul­cimer YouTube Chan­nel. Enjoy.

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  • Christopher DiFonso says:

    The head­line is, “Punk Dul­cimer: Hear The Ramones’ “I Wan­na Be Sedat­ed” Played on the Dul­cimer.” This is NOT The Ramones “I Want to be Sedat­ed.” It’s Led Zep­pelin’s “Whole Lot­ta Love.” Sheesh.

  • LJ Wolfe says:

    “I Want to be Sedat­ed” is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq5Ch5Hw-m8 — but they real­ly should fix the link.

  • Sam Edelston says:

    I’m grate­ful that they spelled my name right. Big thanks to who­ev­er post­ed this — and thanks also to LJ Wolfe for adding the “I Wan­na Be Sedat­ed” link here in the com­ments!

    For good mea­sure, here’s a more recent, live video of “Lucy in the Sky” from a Bea­t­les fes­ti­val in North Car­oli­na. I actu­al­ly got a speak­ing role in this one. Music begins around 2:50. https://youtu.be/SleDwWO1lP4

    Enjoy! And thanks for read­ing!

  • Neil says:

    Was hop­ing to see the musi­cian rock­ing-out on the dul­cimer in the style of a rock guitarist…striking some cool poses…playing the instru­ment like a lap steel is some­how not very rock and roll…still not con­vinced the dul­cimer rocks…

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