Prong is often classified as a thrash metal band, but this song has a sound that defies that rubric. Tommy Victor says that musically, it was inspired by the Led Zeppelin song "Celebration Day
," and also by the Oi! movement, which was a kind of anthemic punk sound.
Since the song (and the band) didn't fit nicely into a specific genre, it was tough for Epic Records to market them, but Prong found their niche and gained a following that kept them active through the '10s. This song got a big boost from the video, which garnered airplay on the MTV metal show Headbanger's Ball