Nicky uncovered this video, one of our last gigs, at the Chase Lounge on 3rd Ave. and 13th St., on a hot and very late night. We went on at 3:30 AM. I hadn’t thought about the song Bag-dad Bang in a while. Nicky and I had a song called Divorce Party (“Come on everybody, split up!), but when the first Gulf War broke out – broke out my ass, when we attacked – we thought we should write a Political Song. So we didn’t, instead we wrote a Topical Song. I wrote the lyrics in record time, about 10 minutes in one sitting, and they still make me laugh, and since you’ll never understand them, I’m writing them down. It’s the opener on the video:
Coming in under the radar
I got shot right out of the sky
I wound up loaded in a Baghdad dive
The waitress looked at me and said you’re lucky you’re alive
Hey G.I. do you wanna surprise
You know your Uncle Sam lied
I got a thang it’s too too much
She was selling so hard I didn’t know what to think
I said get that umbrella thing outta my drink
I’m serious about euphoria
Taking out Sadam but now I’m in Gomorrah
Hey G.I. take a look in my eyes, would I lie to you?
Now you can think, or you can drink
C.I.A. trying to prove I’m a spy
In the house of pain I’m just another guy
Accusation’s untrue but it hurts
They think I wanna be a Colonel Kurtz
Hey G.I. I heard about that guy
He really knows how to fly
You like ’em pink?
I was pissed off at this gig because my amp wasn’t loud enough and it hurts my tone, but what the hell. I hope you like it.