Disgracing the Family Name (Single Version)

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about

(Single Version) (Recorded July/August 1978 - Previously released November 1979.) Skafish's mother thought she would shame her freakish son by proclaiming, "All you ever do is disgrace the family name!" Instead, she inspired a punk, new wave, alternative and indie anthem. MTV's Kurt Loder described the piece in Rolling Stone magazine on December 11, 1980 as "...the amazing Disgracing The Family Name" and "...a thundering slice of autobiographical bile that sounds like a berserk merry-go-round cut loose from its linchpins."

lyrics

Disgracing the Family Name (Single Version)

How are the old folks at home?

Grandmother built respect for family name
My father worked to keep it just the same
My mother once was proud of family name
Paralyzing the family name with paralysis
My brother Peter does not understand
My sister Mary Lou she hopes the best
When I was small they knew I was a pest
Pesty little moron (Oh what a shame)

Disgracing the family name
Debasing the family name
Erasing their fine fine reputation
How are the old folks at home?

Parents rejected me household germ
I crawl all through the garden with the worms
I am the rotten apple with the worms
Chewing at my core (Oh what a shame)

Disgracing the family name
Debasing the family name
Erasing their fine fine reputation
Listen to them whine as they dine
Whine - whine - whine -whine - whine

I started school at a primal age
Teachers were so enraged hated me
I lifted old ladies dresses at age three
Dirty as a baby (Ooh - oh what a shame)

Disgracing the family name
Debasing the family name
Erasing their fine fine reputation
How are the old folks at home?
Oh they hang their heads in shame

You better leave the neighborhood
And change your name 'cause I am
Disgracing - Destroy the family name
Debasing - Wrecking, ruining the family name
Disgracing – Erasing, erasing their fine fine reputation
Disgracing - I will embarrass my family name
Debasing - Destroy the family name
Debasing - Suffocating their fine fine reputation
Disgracing - Erasing the family name
Erasing - Wrecking, ruining their fine fine reputation

Written in 1977 by Skafish
© 1978 Skafish (Skafish Music/BMI)

credits

from What's This? 1976​-​1979, track released April 1, 2008
Personnel:
Skafish - Lead Vocals, Piano, Lead Guitar
Larry Mazalan - Guitar, Vocals
Karen Winner - Guitar, Vocals
Mark Winner – Organ, Electric Piano, Vocals
Greg Sarchet – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Larry Mysliwiec - Drums
(Hand Claps by entire band)

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Skafish Chicago, Illinois

Chicago and Indiana's first punk, new wave, alternative, indie and underground rock artist, and a pioneer of these art forms internationally. Skafish made his first record in 1970, has released 7 LP’s, toured/performed with such artists as The Police, Ramones, Iggy Pop, XTC, UB-40, Stranglers, The Cramps, English Beat, Sha Na Na, Scorpions, & U-2, and appeared in the film "Urgh! A Music War! ... more

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