Entertainment I love the Dead Kennedys

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    boognishstern Well-Known Member

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    just pulled out my old vinyl & ran across my DK stuff...reissues unfortunately so not worth much, but damn, i forgot how much i loved that 80's 'hardcore' new wave punk shit.

    one of my favorite music stories & a friggin awesome song!:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Give_Me_Convenience_or_Give_Me_Death
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    The album includes the controversial "Pull My Strings" which was played only once on March 25, 1980, when Dead Kennedys were invited to perform at the Bay Area Music Awards in front of music industry bigwigs to give the event some "new wave credibility". The band spent the day of the show practicing "California Über Alles", the song they were asked to play. In typically subversive, perverse style, the band became the talking point of the ceremony when after about 15 seconds into the song Jello Biafra said, "Hold it! We've gotta prove that we're adults now. We're not a punk rock band, we're a new wave band."

    The band, who all wore white shirts with a big, black S painted on the front, pulled black ties from around the backs of their necks to form a dollar sign, then started playing "Pull My Strings", a satirical attack on the ethics of the mainstream music industry. The song also referenced The Knack's biggest New Wave hit, "My Sharona". The song was never recorded in the studio but this performance, the first and only time the song was ever performed, was included on the album.[1][2]
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    this is awesome too.
     
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    I like some not great bands too

    but I don't brag about it
     
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    So people think this dude is gay just because he has a lisp ? I mean there's no real evidence right ?
     
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    JFK was alright but that Ted was a pain in the ass.
     
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    :cool:
     
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    have there been stories about that? i wouldn't be surprised. not that that there's anything wrong with that, of course:coffee:
     
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    No stories or evidence just based on how he talks. Im sure if he was gay he would have come out by now. Hes not the kind of guy who has something to hide.
     
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    I'll take your kennedy's and raise you a clutch

    this is GOOD music

     
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    Good updated (2004) version of the song.

     
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    This is a one hit wonder locally you have never heard of

     
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    I saw 'em in the early 80's twice. First time was at Belmont Ballroom and it was pretty good.

    2nd time was at some abandoned barn out in the middle of nowhere, you could buy beer and weed at the bar, no ID. So I don't think permits were a part of the equation.

    Of course the Fresno PD shows up to shut it down, they go up on stage and tell Jello to announce the show is over and tell everyone to go home. He sticks the mic in the cops face and says I'm not telling 'em to go home, if you want 'em to leave you tell 'em!

    The cop declines, this went on for like 10 minutes until the cop gave up and walked off stage. Meanwhile all of the kids had climbed up into the rafters of the barn and started purposely trying to drop and land on the cop as he was trying to get out.

    I wasn't a jock or popular so I consider this a great high school memory.

    @deverrant knows this story so very much.
     
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    My friend Tim bought tickets to Dead Kennedy's a few months back, then he found out Jello was no longer in the band and didn't want to go.

    My friends Mike and Chris took his tickets and went anyway, it was worse than Tim could have ever imagined.

    The fake Jello was trying to make political statements and talk like Jello in between songs, it was so lame.

    Flag puts on a nice show minus Greg Ginn though.
     
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    i think the first jello replacement was brandon cruz of:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Courtship_of_Eddie's_Father
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    sad
     
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    I'm really envious that you got to see them. I'm 36, so obviously too young, but have been listening since I was like 12. tape trading was a great thing back in the day & finally seeing them on bootlegged target video blew my mind.
     
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