While not known for tightness, attack or overall sound, the DKs had a peculiar ability to set themselves off from the Xerox mentality of the hardcore they'd popularized on the fantastic Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, and reaching its apex on this fascinating album. Jello Biafra's black humor parodies and caffeinated clown personality gave way to the scary political condemnation of "This Could be Anywhere," "Stars and Stripes of Corruption" and the choleric "MTV Get Off the Air" (if only!) set to East Bay Ray's singular spy movie guitar. This was the last gasp of the (smaller scene) Nirvana of their decade.
By Andrew Parks on 11.10.14 in News
Low-key label Riot House Records (Empty Mansions, Spencer Moody, Rough Francis) has revealed its first documentary film project. Set to premiere nationwide this January, Records Collecting Dust revolves around the prized...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 10.25.11 in Collections
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By Robert Ham on 02.25.15 in Features
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