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The Cliftons: Sex, Drugs & AlcoholSex, Drugs & Alcohol (2002)
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: Dante3000Dante3000
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The Cliftons are a band who take their name from the Andy Kaufman character Tony Clifton. To understand how suited the name is, one must imagine the first time I saw this band live. It was some time in 2003 and they were opening for the Dead Kennedys. The place was crammed with high school students .
The Cliftons are a band who take their name from the Andy Kaufman character Tony Clifton. To understand how suited the name is, one must imagine the first time I saw this band live. It was some time in 2003 and they were opening for the Dead Kennedys. The place was crammed with high school students wearing Black Flag and Misfits T-shirts (don’t believe me, just look at the Cliftons' homepage). The Cliftons were the last opener and took the stage with attitude in tow and lead singer Billy Bob Clifton wearing a clearly exposed thong and the words “Fuck me” written on his chest. During their set, the band tore through songs and the audience with comments like “How the fuck are you just standing there? Are you going to go to school tomorrow and be like, ‘Dude I saw the Dead Kennedys last night and stood the whole time with my arms crossed. It was awesome?'” Their set climaxed with the bassist at the time (I believe), Jonny Nauseous, exposing himself, then piggy-backing the guitar player and falling ass over head through the drum kit. The backstage antics were apparently much worse and led to members of DK demanding a separate trailer at the next venue to avoid the Cliftons altogether. How could this much insanity not spark interest in their Super Speedway release Sex, Drugs & Alcohol?
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