Download the Dead Milkmen’s Halloween Show
If you, too, were sideswiped by the Homosexuals‘ no longer being the openers for Pinback at the Granada this past Thursday, you probably also unaware that they’d been replaced by Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen.
Since I’d seen Pinback a couple times before, and I’d also seen the Homosexuals several times in the past year and a half, I’d passed on the Granada show in favor of Old Crow Medicine Show at Liberty Hall. However, I’ve been wanting to see the Dead Milkmen ever since they started playing reunion tours the past year or so.
Joe Jack was about as close as I was going to get, dammit. Thank heavens for bootlegs. Talcum’s website features a bootleg every month, and November’s bootleg of the month is the Dead Milkmen’s show from October 30 at Crash Bang Boom in Philadelphia.
This recording was made from the audience by Brian Sprenger using a Zoom H2 flash drive stereo digital recorder at a show The Dead Milkmen played acoustically, no electric amplification (except for a small keyboard that Rodney played in a couple songs) at a punk clothing and accessories store in Philadelphia called Crash Bang Boom. This store was originally called Zipperhead and was located on South Street. It changed name and location a few years, now just around the corner on 4th Street. It was an intimate crowd, mostly seated on the floor, and fun little show in which some new songs were debuted.