SongoftheDay: HOLIDAY IN CAMBODIA by DEAD KENNEDYS

SongoftheDay: HOLIDAY IN CAMBODIA by DEAD KENNEDYS

There are a few bands out there that have a member or two left from the original lineup that have it in their heads that the band was ‘their band’ and they should have the right to take it out on the road regardless of what journeymen players they have with them.  You can bet any of those old classic Dead_kennedysrock groups that are playing mainstream restaurants or steak houses or country fairs aren’t going to bring the personnel that made all those records you have at home.  Well, Dead Kennedys are at this bullshit now.  Yes, East Bay Ray is the band leader, and yes his sound had a lot to do with the band’s success, but for many of us it was the political sarcasm and distinctive voice of Jello Biafra that we bought all those DK records for.  Sorry Ray, you can’t just put some bullshit band together and convince me it’s Dead Kennedys and charge me an arm and a leg to see it.  Regardless, the original band with Jello may just be my favorite California punk band, and this might just be my favorite song by them.  Fuck you Ray. – FATS