The guy I’m working up a duo act with picked Kicks as a song which I sing and I can’t honestly admit I had ever paid much attention to the song until recently. The corny, heartfelt “stay away from drugs, girl” message is pretty funny.
Reminded me of (in usual backwards fashion) this classic off the first Vibrators album (which made my Top 50, I believe). The only early punk song I know about being good. RIP Paul Revere: