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songs you don’t know: “Punk Rock Girl”, Dead Milkmen

10 Apr

There’s nothing much to say about this song, except that it’s awesome and you should know it.

Hoo-kay.  Dead Milkmen.  Mid ’80s Philly punk band with a sense of humor.  If you follow the history of Punk Rock from the very beginning, you’ll note that back in the 1970s it was totally okay to be punk and funny (i.e. the Sex Pistols were occasionally hilarious) and then in the 1980s it wasn’t okay to be punk and funny and we’re singing about serious stuff and ReAGaN $uck$, maaan! You could only get away with being snarky if you were the Dead Kennedys and you were doing it to make a point, or if you were the Dead Milkmen and you were, well, the Dead Milkmen.

My old high school band used to cover ‘Bitchin’ Camaro”, so this brings back memories.

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One response to “songs you don’t know: “Punk Rock Girl”, Dead Milkmen

  1. Bill D.

    April 13, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    I loved this song. I remember the video actually getting some MTV play, and thinking just how astoundingly different it was than anything else they were showing at the time (at least during the hours when I would’ve been allowed to watch MTV, anyway; it would be several more years before I learned of 120 Minutes, much less been allowed to consider staying up for it or even setting the VCR to tape it). This was my first taste of that music people would occasionally call “alternative” in hushed, reverent tones.

     

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