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Album cover parody of Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
Parody album cover
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Band Name Origins:

  • The name was not meant to insult the assassinated Kennedy brothers, but to quote vocalist Jello Biafra, "to bring attention to the end of the American Dream". Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
  • "Dead Presidents" was a popular slang term for money in the 1970s (because, of course, American banknotes feature pictures of dead political leaders, mostly Presidents.) The J. Geils Band put out a song by that title. John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert were then (and still are) two of the last three American political leaders to be assassinated. Submitted by: Tim Horrigan

Stupid Band Names:

  • Aren't there enough of them yet? Better think of something original! Submitted by: Xie21

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Dead Kennys'Oh My God, They Killed Kenny!'hamburger456

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Goop Is Good Food""Soup Is Good Food"rocky
"Poop is Good Food ""Soup is Good Food "Joe
"Too Fat To F**k""Too Drunk To F**k"punk

Change a Letter:

"Fill The Poor" originally "Kill The Poor"
Lefty Lucy
"Policy Truck" originally "Police Truck"
April Fleming
"Police Trunk" originally "Police Truck"
April Fleming
"Kill The Poop" originally "Kill The Poor"
April Fleming
"Kill The Pool" originally "Kill The Poor"
But wouldn't that be literally impossible?
April Fleming

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Nazi Punks Fsck Off""Nazi Putin Fsck Off"Susanna Viljanen
"Holiday in Cambodia""Holiday in Afghanistan"Susanna Viljanen
"Nazi Punks Fuck Off!""Donald Trump Fuck Off!"Dylan Baranski
"Let's Lynch the Landlord""Term Limit Congress"CryHavoc
"We've Got a Bigger Problem Now""Rumsfeldia Über Alles"Red Rebel
"Too Drunk To F''k""Too Sung For Love"Fack Sabbath
"Nazi Punks F''k Off""Hurricane Sandy F''k Off"Fack Sabbath
"California Uber Allies""SOPA Uber Allies"B To The H
"Kill The Poor""Tax The Rich"Ulatekh

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
I Kill ChildrenDave Pelzer's answering machinebrainstem
I Fought the LawCongressbrainstem
Police TruckPolice DepartmentJesus
MTV - Get Off The AirMTVghezzotrox
Stars And Stripes Of CorruptionUS CapitolMatt
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
   John Lennon
Nazi Punks F*** Off
   Dead Kennedys
Imagine Nazi Punks F*** Off
   Britney Spears
I Kill Children
   Dead Kennedys
Sometimes I Kill Children
God Wrote
   Project Pitchfork
I Kill Children
   Dead Kennedys
God Wrote: 'I Kill Children'
It's true. Read the Bible.
Too Drunk To F***
   Dead Kennedys
F*** Tha Police
Too Drunk To F*** Tha Police
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Death Cab For Kennedys
Death Cab For Cutie combined with Dead Kennedys
Submitted By: Jethro
Undead Kennedys
Hollywood Undead combined with Dead Kennedys
Submitted By: JeReMy
Drop Dead
Dropkick Murphys combined with The Dead Kennedys
Submitted By: Eric My I
Live Kennedys
Live combined with Dead Kennedys
Rarer than the dead ones these days
Submitted By: neptunevsmars

There are additional Dead Kennedys Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Too Drunk to F***"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're bald like tha baby in "Eraserhead"
Original Lyrics:
You bawl like the baby in 'Eraserhead'.
"Stealing People's Mail"
Misheard Lyrics:
We better not get caught with presumptuous diseases
Original Lyrics:
We better not get caught
We'll be dumped institutions
"Holiday In Cambodia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Its Holiday In Cambodia you better of packed right
Original Lyrics:
Don't forget to pack a wife
"Kill The Poor"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now that we have the new turaun bomb
Original Lyrics:
Now that we have the nutron bomb
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Too Drunk to F***"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're bald like tha baby in "Eraserhead"
Original Lyrics:
You bawl like the baby in 'Eraserhead'.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Fifi

listened to it on a 4th generation cassette copy even though it was a BASF

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Do The Slag"
The Funny Lyrics:
Badmouth people we don't know. Make sure it's behind thier backs. Don't let new people in our scene. It's more fun than having a friend.
Why They're Funny:
It's a sarcastic song about slagging people. The dk's are more than one might expect from a band with a name like Dead Kennedys.
Submitted by: Justin O'Brien
"I Fought The Law (And I Won)"
The Funny Lyrics:
the law don't mean shit if you've got the right friends
that's how this country's run
twinkies are the best friend i ever had
i fought the law & i won
i fought the law & i won
Why They're Funny:
meaningful & pointless at the same time
Submitted by: three-6-five

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Short Songs"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I like short songs (repeat 13 times)
Why They're Repetitive:
How low can you go? (repeat 13 times) ;)
Submitted by: Dan

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Police Truck"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Tonight's the night that we got the truck.
We're goin' downtown--gonna beat up drunks!
Pull down your dress--here's a kick in the ass!
Let's beat you blue 'til you shit in your pants.
Don't move, child, got a big black stick.
There's six of us babe, so s*** on my d***
Why They're Inappropriate:
Hmmm. Sounds like stuff that Andy and Barney never told us about, huh? Really, though. Where do they get these ideas. . .uh, nevermind. I only wish they could do this to the crooks who really deserve it. (but damn! Lighten up, guys!)
Submitted by: Tacit_Enigma

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Get MTV Off The Air"
The Dated Lyrics:
I'm your video DJ
I always talk like I'm wigged out on Quaaludes
I wear a satin baseball jacket everywhere I go
Why They're Dated:
MTV doesn't play music videos anymore.
Submitted by: Tarzan
"Winnebago Warrior"
The Dated Lyrics:
Honey, quick, the Polaroid
Why They're Dated:
Polaroid no longer makes instant cameras and stopped making film for them in 2008.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Pull My Strings"
The Lyrics:
And when I'm rich, we'll meet Bob Hope
We'll shoot some golf, and shoot some dope
Who They Mention:
Bob Hope
Submitted by: The Skuz
"Chickens**t Conformist"
The Lyrics:
The joy and hope of an alternative
Have become its own cliche
A hairstyle's not a lifestyle
Imagine Sid Vicious at 35
Who They Mention:
Sid Vicious
Submitted by: Rynn

Band Name Anagrams:

Dyed Snake Den Submitted by: Jessica Albatross
Seek Dandy End Submitted by: Jessica Albatross

Songs That Are Banned:

"Too Drunk To F***"
First top 40 hit in the UK to have the F word in the title. Not surprisingly, Radio 1 and Top of the Pops refused to have anything to do with it. Many chart listings just called it "Too Drunk To" and Top 40 presenter Tony Blackburn called it "A record by the Dead Kennedys"
Submitted by: Ra'akone

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Nazi Punks Fuck Off" Length: 1:03
Submitted by: Evan
"Short Songs" Length: :28
At a mere 28 seconds, Jello Biafra leaves you with no doubt that he likes short songs.
Submitted by: The Skuz

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"I Chill Killed Wren" originally "I Kill Children"
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Winnebago Warrior"
The Lyrics:
Winnebago Warrior
2x W alliteration
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Get MTV Off The Air"
The Lyrics:
See the latest rejects from the Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Submitted by: Tarzan

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