The Dead Milkmen photographed by Nina Sabatino

The Dead Milkmen

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Hometown: Philadelphia, PA (USA)


The Dead Milkmen are a satirical punk band formed in 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band initially consisted of Joe Genaro ("Joe Jack Talcum"; guitar, vocals), Dave Schulthise ("Dave Blood"; bass), Dean Sabatino ("Dean Clean"; drums), and Rodney Linderman ("Rodney Anonymous"; vocals, synth)

The band's musical style could be described as jangly, driving punk rock with a steady supply of irreverent humor as evident from the song titles "My Many Smells", "Taking Retards to the Zoo" and "If You Love Someone, Set Them On Fire." Anonymous and Talcum both sang with heavy Philadelphia accents often sounding exaggeratedly snotty.

The group recorded eight studio albums, one live record, and a large number of EPs and self–released cassettes before disbanding in 1995. In 2008, after a small handful of reunion shows during their 13 years of inactivity, the group announced its plans to continue performing and work on new material with new bassist Dan Stevens replacing the deceased Schulthise.

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