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Dead Milkmen release first album in 15 years



dead_milkmen.jpgHad you given up on ever hearing new music from goof-rock kings Dead Milkmen? Fear not, '80s minions, for the Philly-bred group has just released their first new album in 15 years: The King in Yellow.

The 17-track album is the first since 1995's Stoney's Extra Stout. The original lineup -- Joe Jack Talcum, Dean Clean and Rodney Anonymous -- returns, but with bassist Dan Stevens replacing the late, great Dave Blood.

A new album also means new live shows. Look to their official website for dates.

Most alt-80s fans have a fave tune or two by the Milkmen -- Bitchin' Camaro, Big Lizard in My Backyard, Punk Rock Girl usually make the list. But it's the tastelessness of their song titles that I always appreciated. We missed you, boys. Let's hope some of the tunes on The King in Yellow can match these classics.


5. WATCHING SCOTTY DIE: "One day my dog went out to play. Instead of gray he came back colored yellow."

4. LIFE IS S--T: "This is life as I know it."

3. SRI LANKA SEX HOTEL: "Let's have sex without birth control, sell our offspring to some dirty old men."

2. AIR CRASH MUSEUM: "Betty Lou will bring the sawdust. And I've got the formaldehyde."

1. IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE, SET THEM ON FIRE: "Life can really burn you up when you're a pyromaniac."


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