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Dead Kennedys

Pull My Strings (11:42)

Pull My Strings was a song by the Dead Kennedys, written by DK lead singer Jello Biafra and drummer Ted specifically for the 1980 Bay Area Music Awards. The song would not find its way onto a record until 1987's Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.

The song, recorded live at the awards show, begins with the band playing the opening chords to California Über Alles, one of their more famous songs. After the first few…

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  • droo drool drool drool drool drool
  • This is pretty funny, even if I think the '80s had the best pop for comedy. Wonder if Jello had any idea what pop would become with pop punk now, haha
  • Only $10? Man, that's quite a bargain compared to what we have to pay today.
  • Is my cock big enough... Is my brain small enough... For you to make me a star!
  • we're not a punk rock band, we're a new wave band
  • but there's just one problem...
  • Bob Dylan backing vox. BAHAHAHA!!! [3] ...Kinda prescient of how he (probably not by his own doing) became part of "corporate rock" later in the '80s...
  • Oooh. ;)
  • So, is it big enough?
  • Bob Dylan backing vox. BAHAHAHA!!! [2]

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