The Dead Milkmen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": punk punk rock indie comedy rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage Wikipedia


This US crypto-punk band came from the active Philadelphian underground scene of the mid-80s and drew members who rejoiced in the unlikely names Joe Jack Talcum (Joe Genaro; guitar/vocals), Rodney Anonymous Melloncamp (b. Rodney Linderman; vocals), Dave Blood (b. David Schulthise, 1957, USA, d. 10 March 2004, Westchester, New York, USA; bass), and Dean Clean (b. Dean Sabatino; drums). With each of their album titles punning a more famous rock release and songs such as ‘Takin’ Retards To The Zoo’, ‘Beach Party Vietnam’, and ‘The Thing That Only Eats Hippies’, the Dead Milkmen were always destined for college favouritism.

Utilizing an uncomplicated adolescent punk rock foundation, the band’s 1985 debut album (after a series of self-released cassettes) set out its stall by loading up on youthful satire and demanding to know the answer to the eternal questions - such as why anybody likes the Doors (on cult...

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