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Adrian Foster
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The Hong Kong Garden

The song was released in 1978 and named after "The Hong Kong Garden" Chinese takeout in South East London. Siouxsie is quoted as explaining the lyrics with reference to the racist activities of skinheads visiting the takeout:

"I'll never forget, there was a Chinese restaurant in Chislehurst called 'The Hong Kong Garden'. Me and my friend were really upset that we used to go there and like, occasionally when the skinheads would turn up it would really turn really ugly. These gits would just go in on mass and just terrorise these Chinese people who were working there. We'd try and say 'Leave them alone', you know. It was a kind of tribute."

"I remember wishing that I could be like Emma Peel from The Avengers and kick all the skinheads' heads in, because they used to mercilessly torment these people for being foreigners. It made me feel so helpless, hopeless and ill."

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF0OjrFIVWY

almost 11 years ago 0 likes  2 comments  0 shares
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Siouxsie is great!!!!Hahaha Never know the story is like that..... But it's inspirated her have a great song~
almost 11 years ago
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
oh man, skinheads suck! =(
almost 11 years ago

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