Song 27 The Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl, 1988

'She brought me to her parents' for a Sunday meal. Her father took one look at me and he began to squeal...' The Dead Milkmen! Who could forget? I still have chunks of this album (Beelzebubba) memorised, especially 'Stuart' and 'Life is Sh%t'. But I pretty much stopped watching music videos when I left home for college, and my copy of the song came from a tape of a tape - which means that until a few minutes ago, I'd never even seen a picture of the band. And jumping Jesus on a pogo-stick! Would you look at them? They're children! Well, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised at the Milkmen's relative youth, given that another of my favourites on this album is a song called 'My Many Smells' ('Won't you come and smell me? Won't you share my stench?'). And if I'd seen the clip in 1988 when I was supposed to, I wouldn't have even registered that they were young 'uns, because I was barely 18 myself. Where did that time go? Am I getting maudlin over The Dead Milkmen? Well, at least I still know all the words. 

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