"Fag" as written by Larry Clifton Byrom, Jerry Edmonton and Nick St. Nicholas....

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"Fag" as written by Larry Clifton Byrom Jerry Edmonton

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    General CommentIn the Sixties, all the teenagers were in stitches when they saw that title. We thought it was the funniest name for a song ever. We wondered what the words were like, and were very disappointed when it turned out to be an instrumental. They showed a bunch of little men in the album cover art who looked like they were on the point of doing something gay, but they never quite got there. The band is Canadian, and I think fag means cigarette butt in that country. I always thought it was a veiled reference to Nixon, in the sense of "creep."
    54marklon February 06, 2018   Link
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    General CommentSteppenwolf is awsome to name a song this. DID you know they ARN'T in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fucked up huh.
    ImNeilYoungon December 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey're not in the R&R hall of fame because the idiots would rather take people that aren't even Rock at all over this. Like Madonna, or Grandmaster Flash. Overlook all the good stuff for stuff that isn't good at all.

    Steppenwolf got me into Rock. I owe them my life. Second to God, of course.
    Charlie the manon December 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LIKE MEN!!!!
    AnalDriveron January 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWho cares?
    Charlie the manon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHate to break it you guys, but Steppenwolf was very socially conscious at the time. So, if you think this is an anti-gay song, you're sadly mistaken.
    paulekyon February 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI've assumed that the song title 'Fag' referred to a cigarette -which was the common usage of the term in the early '70s/late '60s.
    offhandon February 17, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI suspect that Fag was about Richard Nixon, whom the band found objectionable.
    54marklon February 06, 2018   Link
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    General CommentWell, Mars Bonfire wrote this, so you better ask him. But I think he wants it to be a mystery. I would have loved to hear a Bowie cover of this. I don't know why, maybe he could have turned it into a rock opera, he and Freddy Mercury.
    54marklon February 06, 2018   Link

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