This week’s *Smallpox* cover is their version of the Dead Milkmen’s “Dean’s Dream.”
Daniel Smith relates “At one point, Bob (Diamond, drummer) and I had this idea about starting a Dead Milkmen tribute band, but that went down the shitter pretty fast, because of a few inherent problems.
First, we were probably going to have a hard time finding two more band members who were willing to learn their catalog and not get paid very much (or at all).
Second, we were definitely going to have a hard time finding gigs, because aside from “Punk Rock Girl,” most people generally don’t give a shit about them.
So instead, we’d just jam on Milkmen covers from time to time, make inside jokes about Milkmen lyrics that nobody else understood, and act like dickheads.
Anyway, if I remember correctly, we were going to record a cover of “Life is Shit.” That didn’t exactly work out, either. But we did do “Dean’s Dream.”
You can download “Dean’s Dream” for a buck “here”:https://dromedaryrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-covers-album – or buy the whole album, with a new download every other week, for $18.