Madman

Album: As Ugly as They Wanna Be (1991)

Songfacts®:

  • This twisted tune imagines an axe-wielding maniac on the loose at Disneyland looking to steal some children. The song was written by the group's guitarist Klaus Eichstadt.
  • Musically, this song was inspired by the 1987 Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Backwoods."

    "That was just when we got infected by the Chili Peppers," UKG lead singer Whitfield Crane said in his Songfacts interview. "We were like, 'Oh my God! This is the greatest thing we've ever seen!'"
  • Like their hit "Everything About You," this was first released on the band's EP As Ugly as They Wanna Be in 1991, with a new version included on their 1992 debut full-length, America's Least Wanted.
  • A video was made for this song showing the band performing it at The Shack, a nightclub in Anaheim, California.

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