“I’m Straight” – The Modern Lovers


A straight edge anthem from the early 1970s … when it was REALLY REALLY not cool to be straight edge. Apparently, Jonathan Richman and company used to be pelted with rotten food when performing this live. I find this song hysterically funny, incredibly annoying, agonizingly heartfelt, and … very very weird. Needless to say, I’m a huge fan. The fact that the YouTube video looks like it was shot on Super 8 adds to the lo-fi, dorky appeal.