May is officially Dead Milkmen Month here on TRB. I really don’t care if anyone doesn’t like that. It’s happening and we’ll all be better people for it.
One of the strengths of the band was their ability to parody anything and to adapt virtually any musical style they felt would fit with the song’s concept. I don’t know how much of that was premeditated and how much of it was just playing around in the studio. Either way, there was a virtuosic quality to the eclecticism found on each album.
Here’s a case in point, the snide and satirical Big Time Operator off of 1987’s ‘Bucky Fellini’ album: