Greg Graffin initally called this song "This Is Just A Punk Rock Song".
Bad Religion also recorded a German language version of Punk Rock Song.
The cover artwork of the single was first intended to be the sleeve for The Gray Race (album).
The shout at the end of the song ("Yes! Bobby Schayer... that's the one") was done by Brian.
There are four different regular versions of the single, containing different live tracks and previously unreleased songs.
The UK promo single has the words "shit" and "fucking" censored.
"There is so much human tragedy in the world, we can identify it but we can't fix it, all we can offer is this punk rock song. People are usually more interested in discussing a song's fashionability than its meaning. That's why the human tragedy persists."
Greg G.: "There are so many drastic human tragedies and problems going on among people who've never even heard rock and roll and all we can do is offer you this Punk Rock Song."
The video was directed by David Bragger, who was the director of several other BR videos, too.
The song is BR's highest charting single in Finland (#5), Germany (#29) and Sweden (#21). In April 1996 it was number 17 on the European MTV charts, ranking higher than Green Day and Bon Jovi.
|09/07||Added bit about the song initially having been called This Is Just a.... - By Marty|