Review: Too Drunk to Fuck / Prey
The Dead Kennedys’ “Too Drunk to Fuck / Prey” is a classic punk rock single that has stood the test of time. This song is the Louie, Louie of the 80’s, with its graphic, over-the-top, in-your-face, sexual degeneration lyrics. It’s a raw and unapologetic expression of punk rebellion.
The A-side, “Too Drunk to Fuck,” is a relentless onslaught of sound that grabs your attention from the first note and doesn’t let go until the end. The lyrics are provocative and controversial, with lines like “She gives me head, it makes it worse, put your f### retainer back in your purse.” It’s a high-energy, fast-paced punk anthem that will get your blood pumping.
The B-side, “Prey,” takes a different turn and showcases the band’s versatility. It has a creepy, late-night vibe reminiscent of old radio dramas like “The Shadow.” It’s a haunting and atmospheric track that creates a sense of unease and mystery.
Overall, this single is exactly what you would expect from the Dead Kennedys. It’s raw, rebellious, and unapologetic. It may not be for everyone, as the explicit lyrics and provocative themes can be offensive to some. However, if you’re a fan of punk rock and appreciate the genre’s history and impact, this single is a must-have for your collection.
- Classic punk rock single
- Raw and unapologetic expression of punk rebellion
- High-energy and fast-paced
- Versatile B-side with a haunting atmosphere
- Explicit lyrics and provocative themes may offend some
- Limited appeal to those not familiar with punk rock