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    9 Totally True Facts About The Dead Milkmen

    From the band itself, and therefore totally legit.

    The band assures us that the following items are all true. In fact, Dean Clean, the Dead Milkmen's drummer, says you can speak with his South Philly cousins Silvio and Dominic, and that the crowbar in his hand just adds validity and emphasis to that statement.

    1. The band uses "Druid" disguises when traveling to avoid autograph-seeking superfans.

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    Possibly the most efficient way to stay incognito when you're a rockstar on the road.

    2. The doll head used in the video for "The Sun Turns Our Patio Into A Lifeless Hell" was used as the stunt double for the movie Rosemary's Baby.

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    3. Joe Jack Talcum employs a bio-mechanical third hand for guitar solos that was designed and built by Elon Musk.

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    Check out the 3:44 mark in the video for "The Secret of Life" for a rare glimpse of the robot hand in action.

    4. When the Dead Milkmen Logo is held upside down and viewed in a mirror you can see hidden messages.

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    Don't break your smartphone/tablet/laptop when attempting this... but can you see them??

    5. The band employed a team of trained circus squirrels to operate the revolving Leslie speaker in the studio while recording the new record.

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    No squirrels were harmed in the making of this video.

    6. All of the Dead Milkmen were born with perfect pitch.

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    They just refuse to use it.

    7. Dean has taken every quiz on the Buzzfeed site and always gets himself as the answer.

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    Now go find all the music quizzes on Buzzfeed and try to get Dean Clean. Good luck!

    8. Bassist Dandrew Stevens is a noted American judicial system scholar.

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    AND he has written several best-selling books about Roy Cohn and the McCarthy crusade against communism.

    9. They were able to hype themselves up on the charts using a thousand Congolese school children.

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    They recruited a thousand Congolese school children in early 1989 and got them to repeatedly call "Dial MTV" to request the "Punk Rock Girl" video, successfully hyping it up the charts. The long distance phone bill came to an astounding 24.6 million dollars.

    Hmm, some of these seem suspect. But we are absolutely in love with their latest album Pretty Music For Pretty People, so we'll let it slide.