Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth (2:45)

Cover of Give It Back!

From Give It Back! and 15 other releases

The stand-out single on the album, “Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth”, is best known for being a sardonic track that targeted their reply to their friends, The Dandy Warhols. On the DVD commentary for DiG! Matt Hollywood notes that people would say things such as “Wow, Anton wrote a song about him stalking the Dandies?” He quickly ends “Actually, I wrote a song about how I like them, and it got taken as an attack” (quote is paraphrased). Hollywood goes on to discuss how he even borrowed elements of The Dandy Warhol sound. This refutes the popular opinion that the song was a scathing, literal attack and now shows the true friendship between the two bands.

The song was featured on the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s 2005 film Broken Flowers.


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  • paul_watts

    it sounds so fucked up. Just love it!

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Groves89

    v I think that's the point

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • GonnaGetYouAll

    Gawd i cannot stand this song, so irritating...

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • beedlezmeito10

    Awesome! I can't stand TDW.

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • StephenL61

    As an aside, this song was written by Matt Hollywood, not Anton Newcombe. The DWs and BJM are BOTH great bands and are huge fans of each another. The movie DIG! was just a moment in time when Anton Newcombe was messed up on drugs and jealous of the DWs success. Since then, both bands have gone on to relative critical and commercial success and will eventually tour together (BJM are coming to NYC soon!!).

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • captainwillard

    haha what an achievement it totally made me see how dumb this dandy pa pa pa pa paaaaaaa is

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mattmacneil

    @tomcarrolls - i know! it's such a great scene in dig! after the whole trial and painstaking effort of the dandys making 'not if you were the last junkie on earth', anton just shows courtney this song and courtneys heart visibly sinks. "you can actually pin point the moment his heart breaks in half". This is arguably the coolest song ever.

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Thefalseflags

    such a dandy!

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • tomcarrolls

    @mattmacneil: u can literally watch when courtney heard this for the first time. he thought it was "so good".

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mattmacneil

    i bet when courtney taylor heard this he shit his pants and when home to sob

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • auntiefashions

    my band will never be this cool.

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
  • earthcrossing

    this cracks me up ;)

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • surfbum76

    ok sound, never heard of them, they have been round for a while

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • pee-why

    It's very kind of the dandies to give the dog a bone [2] lol

    15 Mar 2010 Reply
  • tomcarrolls

    even their parodies are amazing

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • cxk

    take my sister part is really hilarious actually.

    24 Feb 2010 Reply
  • yopizza

    It's very kind of the dandies to give the dog a bone

    2 Feb 2010 Reply
  • psyclonought

    met the vocalist at the bus station the other week and played him some harmonica and we were happy yes he was coming back from germany we both like harmonica.,leicester

    21 Dec 2009 Reply
  • IAJP

    hoo hoo hoo!!

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • khambrel13

    great piss take...

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
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