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|
|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. Pete Townshend said of the song's lyrics:
The hero goes to a rock concert. He queues up, pays his money and he decides he is going to see the stars backstage as they come out the stage door. And one of them comes up and says 'fuck off!' And he suddenly realizes that there's nothing really happening in rock & roll. It's just another cross on his list.
- Cady, Brian. "'Quadrophenia' liner notes". The Hypertext Who.