Album: The Impossible Dream (1974)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • The title of this song is deliberately provocative; it is not about a gang bang (a mass rape), but about a woman of easy virtue who finds having sex with a continuous stream of men therapeutic. It was released as the B-Side of "Sergeant Fury."
  • In spite of his over the top stage image, Alex Harvey was a family man, as his biographer John Neil Munro points out, adding that in the liner notes to the compilation Big Hits And Close Shaves, Harvey wrote: "There's no glory in rape, you must protect your little sisters." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments: 3

  • Alex Harvey from London The song isn't about rape ... but about a girl that loves sex with lots of guys ! !
    If the song was in reverse ... a guy that has sex with lots of women I'm sure he would be way cool ... yeah .
    So lets let both men & women who enjoy having sex with numerous partners ... enjoy themselves . ;-)
  • Babbling Babette from Tulsa OkLast summer I went to a huge flea market here in Tulsa & they were giving away a few bundles of old really worn vinyl LPs and this was in the bundle I got. I really was interested in only 3 LPs in the bundle by Chubby Checker, but the guy said I had to take them all--or none. Jerk! Anyway, I took them all home and played them. The LP "The Impossible Dream" was practically unplayed!! haaahaa Oh well, Alex Harvey Band's music was just mildly OK, but not to my tastes. This was recorded in the early Seventies, after all. The song Gang Bang was bizarre and just weird. Obviously, the band wasn't focused on commercial success! One wonders why the record company even risked financing them with crappy music like this.
  • Aiken Nutz from Tahlequah OkI never heard of this song until last year when in college my new dorm roommate played it on a record player (vinyl record). Pretty gross about a chick who likes gangbang sex with lotta dudes. I never liked the record. Never heard of Alex Harvey Band. Thank goodness!!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Church Lyrics

Church LyricsMusic Quiz

Here is the church, here is the steeple - see if you can identify these lyrics that reference church.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & TearsSongwriter Interviews

The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.

Charles Fox

Charles FoxSongwriter Interviews

After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.

Tanita Tikaram

Tanita TikaramSongwriter Interviews

When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.

David Paich of Toto

David Paich of TotoSongwriter Interviews

Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.