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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Never Mind The Bollocks Here's...

The Yuppie Pricks
Genre: Punk / Rock / Comedy
From: Austin, Texas, United States

You may think that punk rock is the music of the poor, the music of the dispossessed angry at their exclusion from the fruits of rampant global capitalism. Well here are the superbly monickered Yuppie Pricks to negate everything you ever thought about punk.

They claim to have parents in the upper tax bracket, have songs called 'Greed Is Good', 'F**k You, I'm Rich' and 'Frat Cars' and the band allegedly includes a multimillionaire stockbroker who lists among his hobbies “hunting endangered species”, a pharmaceutical business magnate and a third-generation divorce lawyer. I'm not sure how much of this is real and how much is mere media myth making but they certainly make a punked up racket laced with enough humour to make a US customs officer laugh.

Their last album was released on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles album and unsurprisingly they're a unique blend of The Dead Kennedys punk rock fury and Harry Enfield's satire on late 80's greedy young nouveau riche Loadsamoney.

Punk's not dead it's just been away misappropriating pension funds and now it's back to scare the butler.

Go Try

MP3 - Yuppie Pricks - Greed Is Good
MP3 - Yuppie Pricks - F**k You, I'm Rich
MP3 - Yuppie Pricks - Collars Up

Go Listen



Go Visit

Yuppie Pricks - Myspace // Website
Label - Chicken Ranch Records // Chicken Ranch Records Myspace

Go View

The Yuppie Pricks
Prick For President





Go See

18 Sep 2008, 21:00, Emo’s w/ The Night Marchers and Riverboat Gamblers, Austin

2 comments:

Subservient Experiment said...

This is exactly like the Hives...only funnier and not nearly as good musicians.

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More About The Devil said...

Can't really argue with that - good observation. Check out the album one of the tracks GOP steals mercilessly from the Buzzcocks.