02:30 AM on 06/04/11
First, a couple nitpicks: "Holiday in Cambodia" is actually about Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge's Cambodian genocide, not the Vietnam War. It isn't called "Holiday in Vietnam," after all. Unlike the Vietnam War, the Cambodian genocide was still happening (or had just ended) when "Holiday in Cambodia" was originally released on Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, making the song all the more provocative. And though frat boys are likely to identify with "Too Drunk to Fuck," the song is mocking that lifestyle instead of embracing it. Those two nitpicks aside, this is a good collection of rarities, although it is missing the alternate version of "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" from the Let Them Eat Jellybeans compilation. And I'm glad you praised "A Child and His Lawnmower," one of the most underrated DK songs.