Dead Milkmen – Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance To Anything) – Cassette
Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything) is a song by the American punk rock band Dead Milkmen. Released in 1987, it is one of their most well-known and satirical tracks, poking fun at pretentious and generic music trends.
The most entertaining and ridiculous thing the band ever did takes deserved center stage, “Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything).” Consisting of drum machine fills, intentionally basic basslines and Rodney Anonymous’ instantly recognizable sneer, it’s a hilarious, all-too-knowing rip on ’80s new wave / dance culture.
The Dead Milkmen, formed in 1983, gained a following for their humorous and often irreverent approach to punk rock. “Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything)” embodies their satirical and sarcastic style, delivering biting commentary on the state of popular music and trends.
The song parodies the perceived shallowness and conformity of certain musical genres and the willingness of people to mindlessly dance to anything that is played at a club. It mocks the pretentiousness of trendy music scenes and their followers.
With its catchy and repetitive chorus, along with its sarcastic and humorous lyrics, “Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything)” has become an anthem of sorts, resonating with both punk rock fans and those critical of mainstream music culture.
The song’s memorable and quirky lyrics, delivered with Dead Milkmen’s distinctive vocal style, make it a standout track in their discography. Its humorous and satirical nature reflects the band’s knack for injecting wit and social commentary into their music.
With lines like “Oh, baby, look at you, don’t you look like Siouxsie Sioux” and “I met Andy Warhol at a really chic party/Blow it out your hair, dude, cuz you work at Hardee’s!”. It’s hilarity personified, and bizarrely enough won them an appearance on an MTV dance show, where they encouraged a bout of stage diving. Nothing equals that song’s sublime satire, but the Milkmen still stir things up with a touch more fire and sass than before.
“Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything)” remains a fan favorite and a testament to the Dead Milkmen’s ability to create catchy and humorous punk rock songs that challenge societal norms.
For fans of punk rock and those with a taste for biting satire, “Dead Milkmen – Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything)” offers a playful and sarcastic take on the music industry and the notion of musical conformity.
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic with a small promo cut in spine
Restless Records 1987
1. Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything) [Hung Like a Horse Mix]
2. Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything) [Radio Edit]
3. Boner Beats
4. Ask Me to Dance
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