The Dead Milkmen's 1988 album Beelzebubba was an album that a friend lent me when I was at college. I think it's fair to say that Bod, for that was his nickname, saved me from a lifetime of listening to very dour and serious post-hardcore art-rock. And he did this solely by introducing me to something called COLLEGE ROCK.
The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
mentioned Camper Van Beethoven in a recent post and I didn't know if
there was a link between the two bands - aside from the snotty vocals
and irreverent humour. Having just looked at the DM site, there is a
link (of sorts): "We returned from a tour once to find them [CVB] camped
out in our house".
The Dead Milkmen - Smokin' Banana Peels
remember my brother and I finding this song, and the "mellow... it's so
mellow" bits, hilariously funny at the time - now it sounds like a
weird post-Up-On-The-Sun Meat Puppets track. This is no bad thing, obviously.
The Dead Milkmen - The Guitar Song
was always my favourite track, due mostly to the weirdly moving
impassioned delivery. I don't know which Milkman sings it but I first
heard it at the same time that Whose Line is it Anyway? was gently tickling the ribs of the UK. As such, in my mind, I see Greg Proops.
Visit - The Dead Milkmen
Visit - The Dead Milkmen (wiki)
Buy - Beelzebubba...
... although Death Rides a Pale Cow: The Ultimate Collection looks pretty good!