The group had their own label in their native America, but had a distribution deal with the Cherry Red label in the UK, where they found a sizable audience for their rebellious punk rock. Remarkably, this song went to #36 on the UK singles chart, the first song with the work "f--k" in the title to make the tally. On chart listings, the song was labelled "To Drunk To."
By the time the song was released, America had seen the rise and fall of Lenny Bruce, and five years earlier the Sex Pistols had caused a furore in Britain by swearing on a peak time TV program
... by 1981, a song with this title and mantra had little in the way of shock value; even banning it was hardly likely to increase sales.