From a recent IAMA forum on reddit with Rachel Maddow. I find reddit truly intriguing and I’m just learning about it, bit it’s way cool. Open-mindedness certainly a good thing to have.
You spoke during one of your shows a while back about learning lyrics to a Dead Kennedys song. You mentioned because of your age at the time your parents weren’t too happy about it because of certain words contained in the lyrics. Do you recall which song? Also, do/did you listen to any other punk bands? Thanks for doing the AMA and keep up the good work on your show! Take care, Rachel.
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My parents were very very horrified by the appearance of Dead Kennedys records in the house. I don’t remember a particular song that made them crazy — I think the band name itself did all the work there. I was obsessive about Husker Du. I also liked Meat Puppets and Black Flag, but really I would have done anything for Bob Mould. I actually got grounded when my mom found an SST records sampler LP in my room — I think it had particularly porny cover art and she was very rattled by it. As a teenager, I thought at the time that it was probably the apex of my coolness. As an adult, looking back, I realize that is true.