So What (3:11)

Cover of Punk's Not Dead - 30 Years of Punk

From Punk's Not Dead - 30 Years of Punk and 21 other releases

“So What?” is a song written by the British punk band the Anti-Nowhere League. The song first appeared as the B-side of the band’s debut 7” single Streets of London, in 1981.
The song was written, according to the band, after sitting in a pub one night and hearing two men try to out do each other with stories of past experiences. The song is therefore a retort to people who tell embellished stories to make themselves appear better than the other person they are in conversation with.

The obscene lyrical content of the song caused the British police to seize all copies of the single from the band’s distributors under the Obscene Publications Act and remove all copies from sale. The word “fuck” appeared in the first line of the song. The song has subsequently been appended to various CD reissues of the We Are… The League album and has become somewhat of an anthem for the band. Lyrics in the song include references to bestiality (I fucked a sheep/I fucked a goat…) and acquiring Sexually Transmitted Diseases (I’ve had crabs, I’ve had lice/I’ve had the clap and that ain’t nice…).

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