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The Dead Milkmen - Now We Are 20 (Cover Artwork)

The Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen: Now We Are 20Now We Are 20 (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: captaincrackheadcaptaincrackhead
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The Dead Milkmen are one of my favorite `80s pop-punk bands, probably only behind the Descendents. I'm not too much of a pop-punk fan but I really liked this album. Now We Are 20 is a rip-off if you already have Now We Are 10. The only difference is three songs: "Ask Me to Dance," "Rock'n'Roll Qu.
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The Dead Milkmen are one of my favorite `80s pop-punk bands, probably only behind the Descendents. I'm not too much of a pop-punk fan but I really liked this album.

Now We Are 20 is a rip-off if you already have Now We Are 10. The only difference is three songs: "Ask Me to Dance," "Rock'n'Roll Queen," and "A Message to You Rudy." So it's not worth buying NWA20 if you already have NWA10.

The album includes live songs, old demos, and a broadcast from a radio station, which the best songs from the album are derived from. A song which you may remember is the early commercial (somewhat of a) hit, "Bitchin' Camaro," in which they give the song an interesting introduction.

The best songs on the album are "Right Wing Pigeons," "Rastabilly," "Takin' Retards to the Zoo," and "Stupid Mary Anne." "Takin' Retards to the Zoo" is really catchy and always seems to find a way to get stuck in my head at some point during the day. Conspicuously missing from this album is "Punk Rock Girl," which is one of (if not) their best known songs.

All in all, I was satisfied with having to pay $13.99 for this album (who do you know that has a Dead Milkmen album you can copy?). If you would want to start off buying any of the Dead Milkmen's albums, this one would be the best place to start.

 


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branden (August 22, 2006)

i was raised by wolves

Anonymous (October 22, 2005)

the bahamas are islands

Anonymous (October 22, 2005)

love me two times baby, once for tomorrow, once cause i got aids

Anonymous (October 20, 2005)

Making landing strips for gay aliens.

GreenVandal (October 20, 2005)

Do you know what the queers are doing to the soil?

sfbarker (October 18, 2005)

The Dead Milkmen are better than all of us. I tried to deny it for the longest time. I thought we were funnier and wittier as a collective, but I was wrong. This band is better.

Death Rides a Pale Cow owns all other retrospectives released to date...Big Lizard in my Backyard is the best debut known to man...Metaphysical Graffiti wrecked more bungs on average than anything released in this past 50 years, possibly longer...

You must listen to the album...no, not listen, you must HEAR the Dead Milkmen...just like Wesley Snipes would.

Juns-Mom (October 17, 2005)

I would also recommend the live Troc CD (CHAOS RULES - LIVE AT THE TROCADERO). I believe I have seen this CD floating around in stores.

Feel free to disagree, I might be a bit of Troc/Milkmen slut, this is how I was introduced to music.

- Mike

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

The Dead Milkmen got me into punk, I love 'em, but as the guy a few posts below me said, buy "Big Lizard In My Backyard" first. You won't regret it!

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

Shit review... learn to write

sickboi (October 17, 2005)

Talk shit on Superdude's style again, and I'll....uh....be mad, or something....

lushj (October 17, 2005)

"Big Lizard In My Backyard" should be the starting point- after all, new Dead Milkmen fans are gonna have to get it eventually, why not get it first?

steveman (October 17, 2005)

"If you want to check out the Dead Milkmen go with their best of album "Death Rides A Pale Cow." It does a great job of picking out their best tracks from each album."

Agreed. Hands down the best collection of Dead Milkmen, although NWA20 is probably the second best.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

This album is pretty damn good...reminds me of Radon, Naked Raygun, Ghost of Lester Bangs and some early Lemonheads. Really fucking sweet punk rock!

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

Superdude you are hilarious, but try a different style of joke. Your style is more monotonous than Ben Stein.

-Not-To-Regret

"America is God's gift to the world" - Ben Stein

superdude (October 16, 2005)

This review was pretty good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Do the families of the dead milkmen mind that that others are capitalizing off of their tragedy?

2. How'd they die?

3. I don't get the birthday cake connection.

4. The Birthday Cake Connection - band name?

5. That's my new band, and out first song is:

6. Large Hawiian Pizza, No Ice

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

they should release one of these every year.

kenjamin (October 16, 2005)

www.myspace.com/jkpbombs

Milkmenish vibe going on.

rkl (October 16, 2005)

the reason that the dead milkimen are such a great band is that, while they may be poppy, the tongue in cheek humor is everpresent.
and, well, im a sucker for yuppie-mocking.

sprainedsoul (October 16, 2005)

I loved Beelzebubba back in High School. "Stuart" is just a classic. R.I.P. Dave Blood.

Anonymous (October 16, 2005)

Don't you wanna hang out with the bleach boys baby?

localh (October 16, 2005)

I've got a bitchin' camero

TheNightProwler (October 16, 2005)

If you want to check out the Dead Milkmen go with their best of album "Death Rides A Pale Cow." It does a great job of picking out their best tracks from each album.

AlmostPunkEnough (October 16, 2005)

i don't know any albums by Dead Milkmen, but i like a lot of their songs i've heard. maybe i'll check this out.

gladimnotemo (October 16, 2005)

I have "Beezlebubba" on vinyl, and just listened to some of it today. Some of their stuff is really great, and some of it is grating. "Punk Rock Girl" (and the video) is one of the best pop-punk songs, though.

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