No one did snotty sarcasm like the Dead Milkmen, a four-piece formed in Philadelphia in the early 1980s. Though their music was authentically punky--four chords and the truth--they took the cartoonish quality of their punk influences and went full throttle with its comedic aspects, tunefully conveying sharply satirical lyrics that made fun of their own audience as much as they skewered mainstream society. After several self-released cassettes, the band put out their first album for a label in 1985, and steadily saw their following grow. They had some minor hits with "Instant Club Hit," "Bitchin' Camaro," and "Punk Rock Girl," and each successive album revealed more musical ability, but the band called it quits after 1995. Sadly, bassist Dave Schulthise committed suicide in 2004.
DISC 1 for Big Lizard in My Backyard (CD) Album
By The Dead Milkmen