Better Late Than Never
December 2, 2003 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Dead Milkman drummer Dean 'Clean' Sabatino has set up a blog to post 18 year old tour diary entries, which begin with the band's first full tour in the summer of 1985. via irregular orbit
posted by jasonspaceman (16 comments total)
Yay! The Dead Milkmen... the true sound of Philly.

Listening to those old recordings, it cracks me up how thick their accents are.
posted by ph00dz at 7:34 AM on December 2, 2003

If only I still had my 18-year-old cassette tapes...
Songs from memory without looking them up:

Watching Scotty Die
You'll dance to anything
Bitchin' Camaro

Help me out, here....
posted by planetkyoto at 7:42 AM on December 2, 2003

Sri Lanka Sex Hotel?
posted by tittergrrl at 7:46 AM on December 2, 2003

Doughnuts on your lawn
Tony Orlando and Dawn
posted by tr33hggr at 7:47 AM on December 2, 2003


M. Ace, the Ookworld's wobbly sovereign, has long been an associate of the Milkmen and appears on several of their songs in a supporting role. Rodney Anonymous has been blogging for a while too.

posted by MrBaliHai at 7:52 AM on December 2, 2003

Jellyfish heaven (is a lot like LA)
Methodist Coloring book
Punk-rock girl
posted by Mick at 7:54 AM on December 2, 2003

Wow, that's awesome. Thanks for the heads-up, jasonspaceman.

And who can ever forget Taking Retards to the Zoo?
posted by Ufez Jones at 7:54 AM on December 2, 2003

Lessnotforget Serrated Edge:

"Yeah, Charles Nelson Reilly, he's our man,
He can't heal the sick with the touch of his hand,
He can't walk on water, can't make wine flow;
Just another greedy actor on the late late show"

Who DOESN'T love songs about Charles Nelson Reilly?!
posted by tittergrrl at 8:03 AM on December 2, 2003

I know a woman who can see all around the world

The world is full of electric signals that only she can seem to see
And she tells me heaven's angels are watching over me
There's a radio wired to my brain
An experiment I can't explain

I can hear the sounds of UFO's
I can hear the sounds of souls crying


Soul Rotation is a criminally underrated album.
posted by bunnytricks at 8:26 AM on December 2, 2003

Thanks Jason! Need to spend some time on this one.

I won a free coffee from our local shop (Shepherdstown, WV, not Paris that is) when I ID'd the Dead Milkmen playing on their always loud stereo -- seems I hear them once a week in there. (I think the youngster who gave me the coffee was more surprised that a square looking -- who am I kidding; square acting -- 42 year old could ID the Dead Milkmen.)

One of my favorite gifts ever is a poster titled "Everybody Loves Dick". It's not with me at the moment but am I remembering correctly that it is a Dead Milkmen poster? I can't find it anywhere on the web.
posted by Dick Paris at 9:02 AM on December 2, 2003

You know what, Stuart? I like you. You're not like the other people, here, in the trailer park.

okay, a little late era, but...
posted by xmutex at 9:10 AM on December 2, 2003

Beach party Vietnam
Surfin' with the Viet Cong
Cookin' hot dogs with napalm
A beach party Vietnam

- Hey Frankie, aren't you gonna give me youur class ring?
- Oh I'm afraid I can't do that, Annette
- Why not?
- 'Cause I don't have any arms!

Ahh, good times.
posted by fletchmuy at 9:33 AM on December 2, 2003

xmutex: it was that bit that got me to start saying "Jumpin' Jesus on a Pogo Stick!" regularly. I love that "song."

"He was a daaaredevil! (just like his old man)"
posted by tittergrrl at 10:26 AM on December 2, 2003

We joked that the four food groups for a band on the road were: beer, cigarettes, coffee, and 'Dung Bags'. What are Dung Bags you ask? (scientific terminology courtesy Tesco Vee from the Meatmen). These are microwavable bean and cheese burritos available at most fine convience stores and truck stops.

posted by grabbingsand at 10:32 AM on December 2, 2003

i ran into a friend of mine
said he was gonna take some words and make them rhyme
i said
"you can fool some of them some of the time, but you can only fool half them all of the time"
he said
"yes i do believe this is true, would you like to come and sniff some glue?..."

Ah yes, brings back fond memories... hope I got those lyrics right...
posted by bradth27 at 10:35 AM on December 2, 2003

We're all veterans of a fucked up world


Caught the '85 tour and it changed my life. not really, but it was one of the best shows of my high-school giggin' life.
posted by Fezboy! at 4:49 PM on December 2, 2003

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