This song originated during a poorly received gig at the Ritz in New York City, when the Meat Puppets were opening up for Suicidal Tendencies
. Lead singer and principal songwriter Curt Kirkwood recalled to us
: "They had a big curtain, and as soon as they pulled the curtain up, that's what we kicked into. And people were being rowdy - they immediately didn't like us. So I started making fun of them. That song was an instrumental at first, and then I sang some stuff.
"I was just trying to sing stuff that I thought would really piss them off," he continued. "I wasn't saying anything about them, really. I was just trying to be kind of 'mock tender.' And that's what came out. So then I finished that up later. I didn't have it all, but that's where the germ of that came from."