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Dirty Boy

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What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« on: September 18, 2021, 08:43:16 PM »
I fucking hate The Clash, so i'm starting this thread in protest.

Tied between Buzzbomb and Soup Is Good Food eyethangyoo.

Dirty Boy

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2021, 08:45:50 PM »
and Night Of The Living Rednecks might be the funniest.
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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2021, 08:49:17 PM »
Mind of impossible. Buzzbomb definitely a favourite. Moon Over Marin is brilliant. But there's loads. Kill The Poor?

Do Flipper and I'll list some of their songs too.


Agree about The Clash. Dreadful.

Dirty Boy

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2021, 08:51:10 PM »

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2021, 08:56:07 PM »
Kepone Factory and Dog Bite hold a special place in my heart, as 14-year-old me couldn't believe how fast they were. Then I heard Bad Brains, and the DKs seemed awfully old-fashioned, grandad.

Other than that, Forward to Death, Moon Over Marin, Riot are all songs I have fond memories of.

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2021, 08:59:55 PM »
Chemical Warfare

It’s great.

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2021, 09:23:54 PM »
Not from their best album but I love Stars and Stripes of Corruption. Jello's so good.

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2021, 09:43:19 PM »
'When You Get Drafted' may not be my actual favourite DK song, but it does have that bit where Jello goes "If you can't afford a slick attorney, We might make you a spy" and Ray does a mint secret agent solo.

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2021, 09:44:23 PM »
Moon Over Marin
This Could Be Anywhere for being creepy and being about the non-place before anyone else described it or its effects

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2021, 09:47:19 PM »
Forward to Death, Police Truck, Holiday in Cambodia.

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2021, 09:49:33 PM »
Life Sentence, too good a song to be buried on a B-side.

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2021, 09:53:02 PM »
What's the song the lick is stolen from? That song is AMAZING

edit: not thinking of pipeline, some turkish (?) garage rock song

Mr Banlon

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2021, 09:53:17 PM »
Saturday Night Holocaust
The Fresh Fruit album version of Holiday In Cambodia
Cesspools In Eden

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2021, 09:54:22 PM »
Picking a favourite track from Generic Flipper is impossible

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2021, 10:20:19 PM »

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2021, 10:24:09 PM »
Picking a favourite track from Generic Flipper is impossible

And then there's most of Gone Fishin' too!

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2021, 10:32:51 PM »
Holiday in Cambodia.

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2021, 10:33:13 PM »
The "Sex Bomb"/"Brainwash" single is maybe the greatest 45 ever. Except maybe for Pere Ubu's "Heart of Darkness"/"30 Seconds Over Tokyo."

Oh, ah, Dead Kennedys? Haven't really cared much about them past age seventeen, but "I Am The Owl" resonates nicely in my head right now. (As does the aforementioned "Soup is Good Food.")

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2021, 10:41:19 PM »
That one about knicking people’s mail is my favourite

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2021, 10:44:20 PM »
Although the Bedtime For Democracy LP is easily their worst, my favourite DKs song is probably Cesspools In Eden. It still gives me goosebumps. I also love This Could Be Anywhere, Well Paid Scientist ("WHY PUNCH THE CLOCK WHEN YOU COULD PUNCH YOUR BOSS?" Yes!!), Moon Over Marin, Riot, Soup Is Good Food...

As for Flipper, Sex Bomb is the... bomb. I saw them live once with Krist Novoselic on bass and met him before the gig.

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2021, 10:57:27 PM »
Police Truck and Chemical Warfare.

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2021, 10:58:31 PM »
I like that one where he does a Buddy Holly jelp, a Growing Boy Needs Foodoooddo?

Chicken Farm.
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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2021, 11:31:36 PM »
Chicken Farm.

I think this would be my favourite if the vocals were a bit better or even if it was an instrumental. The verses a good but the chorus is really grating and the lyrics are really unpleasant and grim even by DK standards, where's the joke! You're not Sutcliffe Jugend

But it is a really great track, Ray is fucking good

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2021, 12:00:12 AM »
I love DKs in full eerie echoy psych jam mode. Love the Frankenchrist album, one of the most underrated rock albums of it's era for my money.

Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2021, 12:59:14 AM »
Oh yeah, and The Clash are shite.

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2021, 01:04:38 AM »
My favourite is also Holiday in Cambodia but performed by Richard Cheese as a Christmas song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TjlC3aWyGU

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2021, 01:06:06 AM »

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2021, 04:28:40 AM »
No mention of Halloween yet? Halloween!

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Re: What's your favorite Dead Kennedys song?
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2021, 06:16:05 AM »
Viva Las Vegas.

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