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Big Lizard in My Backyard
Dead Milkmen
Big Lizard in My Backyard
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Dead Milkmen
Title: Big Lizard in My Backyard
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Restless Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1985
Re-Release Date: 7/1/1993
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018777205429, 018777205443, 018777205467

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...hows we make a livin' | Philly, PA | 06/10/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Garage punk meets Weird Al Yankovic. And it could have only happened in Philly. You got that man? What are you wastin' your cash on? If you don't got Mojo Nixon, your store could use some fixin'. There isn't a band that achieved that perfect mix of almost-tongue-in-cheek punk like the DM did. And there sn't a band that changed their names more often either. But this isn't as hard-edged or as goofy as it sounds. Oh, STARTED as a prank, as a hoax. But then again...the songs are just too good, too musical, too much fun. Ok, maybe at times its goofy, but goofy is good, goofy is fun. Other times its pure satire, and more witty than anything any "serious" band ever did. You think you're clever? Uh-uh. The Dead Milkmen are clever. You think you're talented or important? Uh-uh. You take yourself WAY too seriously my friends. The Dead Milkmen were making fun of people like you before you were cutting teeth. They will be copied, they will be ripped-off. But their cult will never be breached. There will always be someone who tries too hard, or takes themselves too seriously, or not seriously enough. And it won't be fun. It won't be fun 'cause it won't be original. And band will ever be better to listen to at full volume with the top down while drivin' down to the Jersey shore. I bought a big lizard for only a dollar fifty, well, that's pretty neat, yeah thats...well, you know...nifty."
A Must-Have Classic
M. Jones | Baltimore, MD United States | 02/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this in 1985 on vinyl and just bought it again on CD (can you believe it's been 20 years?!), and I'm just amazed at how fresh it sounds, like a funny fun-loving Green Day, but tighter. It could have been put out yesterday. I can't believe how every song is about two minutes or less and brilliant, funny, inspired and perfect... no one else could write lyrics like these. One listen and you'll be singing "Friday night cooking show with a horsemeat dish...I had to stay in the freezer" at the top of your lungs."
Greatest Album of All Time
J. Maraschky | cleveland | 04/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Big Lizard In My Backyard was a step forward in Punk Rock. The Dead Milkmen's Lyrics are the funniest things I have ever heard, and the music is beautiful. Songs such as Bitchin' Camaro and Beach Song are about feelings many people can relate to. Songs like Big Lizard, Dean's Dream and Tugena really sound amazing. This CD could change your life."