Saying Goodbye to Teddy Kennedy–We Dare You to Play “Holiday in Cambodia” Tonight


There will inevitably be a prankster-coward contingent pumping our local jukeboxes with Dead Kennedys’ anthems through the weekend. As it is, half a day after the 47 year Senator’s passing, such poor-taste giggling has already flooded Twitter, Mary-Jo-Kopechne-as-Trending-Topic and all. Even Diplo already went there this morning, 140-charactering it from Sweden to post a link to this mix from Philly DJ/producer Emynd called “California Uber Alles (Emynd’s FUCK IT UP Party Break),” a fight song with vocals from New York’s very own Fatman Scoop laid over the beat from Melvin Bliss’s “Synthetic Substitution” and Dead Kennedys’ “California Uber Alles.” (If Scoop hollering “Everyone in the club/if you hate someone right now/Turn to them and punch them in the fucking face” is a little too physical for your afternoon dead-pool jam, Emynd has kindly posted the instrumental.) All SOTC’s native Masshole has to say is that, politics aside, for every Dead Kennedys song you put on tonight, we will personally match you by playing the Dropkick Murphys’ version of “For Boston” seven times in a row, “Shipping Up to Boston” seven more times, and, if the Internet jukebox has it, the Cheers Theme once. Multiply all that by ten if you play “Too Drunk To Fuck.”

“California Uber Alles (Emynd’s FUCK IT UP Party Break)” [@diplo]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 26, 2009

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