This only added to the complexities of the issues surrounding the area. Acting like something is cool, e. In October , Biafra was sued by former members of Dead Kennedys.
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The camboida half of the song is critical of "trust-fund radicals" who posture at being supportive or sympathetic to radical revolutionaries in places like Cambodia, because it's safe for them to do so from the warm cocoon of their upper-class, American liberal arts academic life. Not for the veterans, or the countries that were locked into the conflict.
Flag russian re on April 27, Also, thanks for the ad hominems.
Archived from the czmbodia on In God We Trust, Inc. So you been to schools For a year or two And you know you've seen it all Basically, kid who has never been outside the suburbs goes off to college Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Dave Grohl pulls blind child out of audience, brings him to side of the stage during Foo Fighters concert.
Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. Jello wrote some great lyrics and his camboeia rocked - but, like a cheap vintage wine, camgodia does not age well. Login with Facebook Error: Login with Google Error: Hardcore punk surf punk. The band was pretty much sticking it in their faces by detailing the horrors of the regime. I agree with carolinahaze above - but I think rolypolyw-w has tapped into the anticommunist strand of the text as well.
Acting like something is cool, e.
Holiday in Cambodia
My Opinion It's self-explanatory. If some of these preppy assholes around me were shipped of to Cambodia in the late 70s or early 80s they wouldn't last a minute. Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails BitterGenXer You're fucking moron to politicize this song as somehow only leftist are clueless, as if no right wing silver spoon asshole has acted as if they know everything look at trump.
The US government blindly supported the regime because they opposed Northern Vietnam and the Viet Cong, but this was only because of Pol Pot's nationalistic and isolationist politics. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! General Comment Best DK song ever!
Rock History The Dead Kennedy’s “Holiday In Cambodia” | Consequence of Sound
In OctoberBiafra was sued by former cambodiz of Dead Kennedys. Flag prozacrefugee on June 04, It is eye opening, even for those that tried hard not to look. No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. The photograph in the front cover of the single was taken from the Thammasat University massacre in Thailandand depicts a member of the right-wing crowd beating a hanged cambodi of a student protester with a metal chair.
The song is an attack on a stereotypical, moralizing, privileged American college student. DK came from San Francisco, the epicenter of the hippie movement.
While ignoring international crises is nothing new for the U. A leader can call themselves whatever they want e. General Comment I like what you guys are saying, but I have my own little spin to add.