Too Drunk To F*ck

Fuzzy's picture


I really like Dead Kennedys.

Here's a depunked version of this classic played on my banjolele and of course the Melodica.

I just learned how to play this sucker this morning, so it's not my best work, sorry.

The vocal line is slightly out of my range, too.

I don't see these lyrics as being misogynist (though you may disagree); rather, I see them as a comment on toxic masculinity.




billwhite51's picture

i think the essence of the song comes across stronger in your version, but i have to confess i find it somewhat less intense

nancyrost's picture

Or maybe it's more about toxic ... intoxicants? In any event, I always thought this was a great song, and your interpretation shows what strong bones it has. I'm really enjoying your vocal on this, and the melodica adds even more humor.
Incidentally, I went to high school with Jello Biafra, and he was the yearbook editor a couple years before I was. Small world.

coolparadiso's picture

yeah always liked this and this is a good version, clearer but not so urgent!

dzd's picture

Really loving this! I don't think you can get more punk than doing a punk tune on a uke and a melodica Biggrin Fuck the establishment indeed! Biggrin

Kurtis Kanttila's picture

I don't know man this is pretty Punk still, haha. It has such a unique feel this way. Everything you say fuck so clearly it comes across really amusing with this arrangement. This is fun!

Candle's picture

Oh my, @Fuzzy doing punk. This is hilarious. And yes, I would agree it is a commentary on toxic masculinity. Great job!

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sapient's picture

This has a beautiful directness to it. It's a glorious song, and this is a super version of it Biggrin

JūS's picture

This feels like undercover work. I love it.

cleanshoes's picture

The clarity of the vocal makes your personal interpretation of the lyric as commentary come through, much more so than in the original. The banjolele is great!