You’re not for me, punk rock girl

Who can forget the classic song “Punk Rock Girl” from 90s novelty band the Dead Milkmen? I remember buying their tape for 99 cents at an Ames.

I tapped her on the shoulder
And said do you have a beau?
She looked at me and smiled
And said she did not know
Punk rock girl give me a chance
Punk rock girl let’s go slamdance
We’ll dress like Minnie Pearl
Just you and me punk rock girl

OK, apparently my memory/hearing is not that good since I always thought it said “looks just like Minnie Pearl.” But, I wondered after listening to the song, what in the hell does Minnie Pearl actually look like? Here is the awful truth:

I guess the Milkmen used the word “punk” in the broadest possible sense of the term.

2 thoughts on “You’re not for me, punk rock girl”

  1. My favorite verse from that tune:

    We went to a shopping mall
    And laughed at all the shoppers
    And security guards trailed us
    To a record shop
    We asked for Mojo Nixon
    They said “He don’t work here”
    We said “If you don’t got Mojo Nixon
    Then your store could use some fixin'”

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