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All of these reissues were not authorized by me, I do not endorse them, the live album was put out without my permission, and I've not seen a dime at this point, either.
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Boy, that's really hard, because my tastes are really diverse and I've always had encyclopedic knowledge about music I like.
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Don't hate the media, become the media.
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Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board.
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For every prohibition you create you also create an underground.
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I did it a number of different ways and learned something from that session in that one way to do vocals - if you think you're done and there's one extra track, do the absolutely most obscenely bad version you can possibly come up with and some of it actually winds up being used.
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I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
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I got into '60s punk all because of one night in 1965, when I was seven years old.
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I got involved because I wanted to help inspire more people to get off their butts and register and vote - not just in this election, but in every other election from now on, you know?
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I realized later on that a lot of times I'd go back to Colorado to hide from all the mayhem in San Francisco so I could get songs written.
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I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.
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I'm totally down with insurrection in the street. I've had a great time with that over the years. Insurrection in the voting booth is the other part of the equation.
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If you love god, burn a church.
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It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there's the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there's the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda.
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Let me start by saying, I'm utterly disgusted with the former members of the Dead Kennedys.
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Punk is not dead. Punk will only die when corporations can exploit and mass produce it.
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Respecting other people's cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It's indefensible.
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So basically the understanding on these so-called reissues is that they were done behind my back, without my permission, and the band informed me that I would no longer be paid on them at all.
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That's the way both they and I travel sometimes. Pick road at random, and when it's time to pull over, you pull over and hope you can find a place to crash.
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The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.
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The last true punk band to get a major label contract was The Dickies.
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The Sonics I found later and that was pretty important.
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Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath.
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Then the term punk surfaced again when describing like the Live at CBGB's album.
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Then, The Ramones and The Sex Pistols started using the term punk and it exploded.
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There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.
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They've gone to great length to disguise the fact that I'm not in the band, even sending out a photo to promoters with my picture in it which then winds up in some of the ads on the flyers.
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This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs.
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This was get on stage, play 30 minutes of your own stuff, blow the doors out, leave and the next artist came on.
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We didn't have money to put out everything we wanted to put out.
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Well, I've had pieces of music in my head since I was a small child, some of which wound up as Dead Kennedys' songs.
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Well, once you get involved with bloodsport litigation, you can not only get drunk on your own greed but start to believe your own lies.
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What I'm getting at is, you know, if we really want to get serious about helping all the people living in the street and getting people jobs, we could just hire half the people in the country to spy on the other half.
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What they're not doing is marketing the Dead Kennedys in the spirit of what the band stood for.
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When there's people on the other side of the room trying to wipe out your life and things are stacked against you, you can get nervous.
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You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.
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