I've always been a big fan of Dead Kennedys, and given the political shit show in the White House right now, I find that I'm reaching for the DK stuff more than usual. I tend to be a positive and upbeat person, but lately I've been on edge. I'm done trying to have any meaningful discourse at this point, and believe me, I've tried...right now I'm of the mindset that if you support Trump, you can fuck off. I'm tired of trying to see the gray, and at this point things are black or white...right or wrong...and at the end of the day, I just want to throw up the middle finger and listen to punk.
I forget just how great Frankenchrist is and tend to overlook it for Plastic Surgery Disasters and Fresh Fruit, but this album holds up with the best of them...plus it has one of my favorite DK songs ever with Stars And Stripes Of Corruption.
But what can just one of us do?
Against all that money and power
Trying to crush us into roaches?
We don't destroy society in a day
Until we change ourselves first
From the inside out
We can start by not lying so much
And treating other people like dirt
It's easy not to base our lives
On how much we can scam
And you know
It feels good to lift that monkey off our backs
That song left such an impression on me as a kid, and why I can't understand why people are comfortable being ignorant, selfish pieces of shit these days.
Even though I find the Giger "Penis Landscape" poster to be unpleasant to look at, I still needed a copy of Frankenchrist with it. Funny enough, this copy of the poster has some old tape residue on the back, which indicates that someone liked it enough to hang it on their wall.
I'm very happy to add this classic album to the collection.