Radkey are three brothers from St. Joseph, Missouri comprising vocalist and guitarist Dee Radke, bassist Isaiah Radke and drummer Solomon Radke. Inspired by The Ramones, Foo Fighters and their local rock scene, they formed their family-titled band in 2010, and played their first show the following year when they opened for Fishbone.
The Radkey brothers never went to school, having been home-schooled by their father, Matt Radke, who is now their manager. This song is about their unflagging hunger for knowledge.
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.