The Punk and the Godfather
|"The Punk and the Godfather"|
|Song by The Who from the album Quadrophenia|
|Released||October 19, 1973|
|Recorded||May 1972 and June–August 1973|
|Producer||The Who, Kit Lambert, Glyn Johns|
|Quadrophenia track listing|
In "The Punk and the Godfather", the protagonist of Quadrophenia, Jimmy, goes to see a mod band perform, only to be disappointed that the band were just part of the mod culture that made up the audience. The song quotes The Who's smash hit, My Generation. In America, the song was re-titled "The Punk Meets the Godfather".
The song was performed live during many tours, including their 1973 tour that was used to promote Quadrophenia.