Wrote the lyrics to this song after seeing Gold Finger in Ames. It's more about the changes in the scene I saw happening back in 1996 and the lack of control the kids had over their own scene. Partly because Punk rock had become successful to some degree. The whole thing seemed manufactured to me and not a homegrown scene with kids playing music for kids. Yes, Punk Rock had become a marketing term where a band could be a record industry project, get on MTV and start selling out shows. It left a bad taste in my mouth and this was my reaction.
Need I say more. It changed a little every time we did it live depending on my mood. I took the title from the war between the Hong Kong club and Madame Wong's in Hollywood in the 1980s..
Fat ass bouncers, Ticketmaster
MTV, the corporate scene.
Boy scout punks, squeaky clean schmucks
and all the bands and their week ass fans
Let's go back to the good old day, when the kids ran the show
Let's go back to the good old days, of DIY and halls
Let's go back to the good old days, Destroy all the clubs(Destroy Madame Wong's)
Let's go back to the good old days, and make it like it was
Destroy it with over exposure
just like they did before
See what happens to your heroes
when fame knocks at their door
"Come one come all to the punk amusement park. Located off highway 69 one hour out of town. Remember every Tuesday and Thursday is Epitaph day, receive five dollars off intermission with just three proofs of purchase
This is for your enjoyment
We ask for no involvement
Safety first we've seen to that
Just fun, fun, fun for the whole family