Day 115: Dead Kennedys – Plastic Surgery Disasters

23 Jun

Government Flu

Swole Ear is a funny thing.  Well, for me at least.  I can’t speak for all of you.

What I mean is, I really get to analyze my taste in music, as well as really go deep about what I like (and hate) about music.  Let’s take Dead Kennedys, and their Plastic Surgery Disasters, for example.

Back in October of 2007, I had just gotten my hands on a copy of Guitar Hero III (the one that prominently featured an animated Slash).  At the time, it was the greatest thing ever created, as far as I was concerned.  It was the first GH game made for the PS3, and I thought the soundtrack was outstanding.  One song that really stood out in the game was Dead Kennedys’ Holiday in Cambodia.  Looking back, I really think I liked it because it was fun to play.  I kind of ignored the not-so-subtle political undertones.

Then, I went through my initial music discovery phase.  I started listening to happy (and albeit, what I considered “obscure” music.)  I disowned everything that appeared on the Guitar Hero games, mainly because all of my friends knew those songs as well.

Now, I’m at a place where I analyze music based solely on what I think of it.  I’ve also begun embracing hardcore and punk music, so ptchfrkabortion’s suggestion that I listen to Dead Kennedys came at the perfect time.

As far as punk music goes, you can’t ask for anything better than Dead Kennedys.  This band is angry, plays fast, and embodies the old school punk “fuck you and your dog” attitude.  Plastic Surgery Disasters is exactly what I was expecting, which, by all means, is a great thing.  If you ever decide to burn down a government building, this record should be your soundtrack.  Not that I would ever advocate that.


One Response to “Day 115: Dead Kennedys – Plastic Surgery Disasters”

  1. Dave Chops June 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Suggestion: check out the soundtrack to Repo Man featuring Charlie Sheen’s brother – fun intro to S. Cal. punk. Either that or Circle Jerks’ memorably titled “Golden Shower of Hits”

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