Good Time Boys

Album: Mother's Milk (1989)

Songfacts®:

  • The song describes the band. They have stated that they are the "Good Time Boys" who just play music to make you feel good.
  • The bridge of the song is very strange, and plays quick samples of three other songs. Those songs are Fishbone's "Bonin' in the Boneyard," a song by Firehose, and X's "Living with a White Girl." Both Fishbone and Firehose are mentioned during the song.
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers fanclub's name comes from this song. They took the name from the made up word Anthony Kiedis chants during the song's outro, "Rockinfreakapotamus." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bert - Pueblo, NM, for all above

Comments: 3

  • Katie from Detroit, MiThe song also mentions the band X, by way of mentioning John Doe, the singer/bassist.
  • Jonathon from Canberra, Australiachad smiths first performance with the band was january 22 1989 with this song.
  • Ethan from Mt. Pleasent, ScThe Rockafreakinpotamus is also referred to in the song Warlocks, with the line "Warlocks in Wonderland, I gotta Rockapotamus in my hand".
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