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Ah, those Dead Kennedys: what a bunch of fucking lunatics. Anarchistic, obscene, often unintelligible – all are characterological descriptions of these misfits and I’m sure they’re happy to receive such kind words. And although Klaus, Jello, and the rest don’t hang out much anymore, their music continues to incite thoughts of rebelliousness, intoxication, and honest to God irony.
One of their paramount and exemplifying tracks is “Too Drunk To Fuck”, a hardcore ode to that age old problem of whiskey dick. Whenever I hear it, I want to chuck my glass at the wall and curse off 5-oh, just to conjure up those long buried feelings of angst and distaste. Note how this song isn’t anything like the castrated, aloof surfer rock flooding the indie scene these days, and try to appreciate how the brutality here isn’t a prod afterthought. There’s no room for a breath or a sip from your Nalgene during these few, furious minutes; it’s simply too grating, too rushing. Fuck.
Sure, as is the case with much of the quality punk, it’s hard to dance to “Too Drunk To Fuck” and even more difficult to wax about at an high society cocktail, but after a few ounces of strong and a smattering of DK, I challenge you to stay seated and not rush into some ruckus. Be sure to ditch that air of self-importance first.