China Town

Album: A Different Kind of Truth (2012)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This unrelenting fantasy about gangland wars and call girls in the Lost Angles Chinatown district can best be summed up by its lead line "Headless body in a topless bar."
  • Performing this song onstage at the Forum in Los Angeles a few days before the release of A Different Kind Of Truth, Dave Lee Roth suddenly admitted half way through, "I forgot the fu--ing words!" "Get to the chorus," the singer urged his bandmates. "I know a way."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Artis the SpoonmanSong Writing

Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?

Cheerleaders In Music VideosSong Writing

It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.

Chris Fehn of SlipknotSongwriter Interviews

A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.

Reverend Horton HeatSongwriter Interviews

The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.

Rebecca St. JamesSongwriter Interviews

This Australian Christian music star found herself a California surfer guy, giving new meaning to her song "Wait For Me."

David Bowie Leads the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired MenSong Writing

Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.