Did anybody else notice that in the Dead Milkmen’s most ‘popular’ song, they name-checked the wrong band?
The Dead Milkmen
‘Punk Rock Girl’
Okay, so they were idiots… ‘California Dreamin’ wasn’t really a Beach Boys song, rather, it was by the Mamas and the Papas. Much later, a re-recording of that song by some of the Beach Boys did actually emerge.
So DM has some splainin’ to do. But still. Look at this godless masterpiece!
The Dead Milkmen ‘Methodist Coloring Book’
“Don’t color outside the lines, or else god will send you to hell.”
It’s in the Bible. It’s a fact.
UPDATE:Many of you were absolutely right to criticize me for assuming it was accidental. I’ve been away from the blog for about a month, so I didn’t notice it until now.
Rodney Anonymous, lead vocalist for the Dead Milkmen turned up to correct this post:
“For what is probably the thousandth time: IT’S FREAKIN’ INTENTIONAL! Joe actually heard the Beach Boys cover on a jukebox and included a line about it in the song.
For the record (pardon the pun), I had nothing to do with that song, but I’m the one who usually ends up explaining the “mistake” to amateur music historians.
It’s an honor to finally get a mention on Free Thought Blogs, though.”
Whoohooo! I’m an amateur musical historian!