MUST HEAR: I Used to Go to Spin When I Was a Kid, Wonfu

Whether disco yeah Or techno Suddenly it’s rap now Vinyls scratch, scratch Reggae’s pretty cool ya Got to have some funk
Now it’s Rock N Roll ya hmmmmmm

TAIWAN MUST HEAR INDIE:
I Used to Go to Spin When I Was a Kid, Wonfu

Studio Version

Wonfu is one of the rare bands that mixes everything 60’s, western and Taiwanese into happy happy happy music that combines all styles of music (see lyrics below!). Traditional and modern and hopelessly funny. Unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Chorus:
Make us high and give us groove DJ play some Rock N Roll
Make us forget everything important  Hey sing a Rock N Roll
Make us squander away the weekend  Hey dance to a Rock N Roll
Count the beats and one two three four Everybody Rock N Roll !!!!!!

Live Version

This song, appearing in their first album (2003) is a happy salute to the 70’s~90’s western music that influenced all us Taiwan musicians!

They’ve played at SXSW in 2012 and 2013 — scroll down for some funny interview video clips.

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In 2010, they changed their name to Wonfu Jr., playing mainly for kids so kids of Taiwan can hear broad range of music styles instead of only mainstream pop.

Full lyrics translation of “When I was Little I go to SPIN”
(Try to sing along and see if it works!)

[chorus]

Make us high and give us groove DJ play some Rock N Roll
Make us forget everything important  Hey sing a Rock N Roll
Make us squander away this weekend  Hey dance a Rock N Roll
Count the beats and one two three four Everybody Rock N Roll !!!!!!

[verse 1]

Oh, at this point the crowds
seems to come in many many more
When there are many crowds
You get shaking cus you are so excited (excited!) let’s drink (let’s drink!)
Nod your head to the music ya
Just pretend that we’re not shy

Whether disco yeah
Or techno
Suddenly it’s rap now
Vinyls scratch, scratch
Reggae’s pretty cool ya
Got to have some funk
Now it’s Rock N Roll ya
Woo Woo

[bridge]
Follow beats of the music
Let’s have some head bang
When we’re just so high
There’s not enough heads to bang
Now that there’s such a crowd
Let’s all have some drinks
Many drinks at a time
Headache is for later

[chorus]

[verse 2]

Black men white men men and women
I’m sorry I’m not American
Seven Eleven so many people there
They all have a logo on their arms
SPIN, S. P. I. N.
Lights are twisting
Head is spinning
Twinkle twinkle little star
My oh my head so dizzy…

Let’s hear some classics
Pretty much that list
Blur’s Song 2 yeah
and Chumbawamba
Red Hot Chili Pepper
Give it away now
Hear comes the timeless riff
Woo Woo

[bridge] x2

La la la
La la la
La la la la la la la

Since forming in 1998, Wonfu has been playing in numerous shows like Spring Scream, Formoz and HoHaiYan, produced 8 albums, and earned many awards.

Listen to more on Last.fm or ReverbNation! Other signature songs of early albums include “My name is Jimi Hendrix,” “Mini Skirt” and “Little Sheeps Marching” (check this out just for the awesome solo)!

Wongfu @ SXSW Band Showcase by Roxwell

Wongfu Interview with AU

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