Beat on the Brat
|"Beat on the Brat"|
|Song by Ramones|
|from the album Ramones|
"Beat on the Brat" was said by Joey to have origins relating to the lower classes of New York City.
When I lived in Birchwood Towers in Forest Hills with my mom and brother. It was a lower-class neighborhood, with a lot of trashy lower class women who had horrible brat kids who were obnoxious. There was a playground with women sitting around and a kid screaming, a horrible kid just running around rampant with no discipline whatsoever. The kind of kid you just want to kill. You know, 'beat on the brat with a baseball bat' just came out. I just wanted to kill him.
- Rombes 2005 p. 73
- McNeil and McCain 2009 p. 183
- Lewis, Randy (Jan 11, 2018). "Dr. Demento, comedic song hero and unsung punk rock legend, gets his due on new album". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved Jan 17, 2018.