YMMV: The Dead Milkmen

  • True Art Is Angsty: Satirized heavily, but never more so than in "Theme From Blood Orgy of the Atomic Fern", which features a lengthy quote from "Gloomy Sunday".
  • Fan Hater: The speaker in "Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance to Anything)" hates the bands and hates the people who dance to them. Of course, the speaker is just jealous that a bunch of arty European bands are more popular than his decent, American music.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Their many songs about suicide, drugs, and death became very less funny when Dave Blood committed suicide by overdosing.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: There was some fan backlash upon the release of the album Soul Rotation, which was their first major label effort and the closest thing they had to a New Sound Album: There were far fewer overtly humorous songs than usual, Joe Jack Talcum sang the majority of the songs instead of Rodney Anonymous, and the album generally had more of a mellow "folk punk" sound to it. Nowadays the album has sort of been Vindicated by History within the fanbase.

Alternative Title(s):

Dead Milkmen