Sunday, March 1, 2009

Inside, Outside Anarchy

From 1982 onward, D.I. continued the loud, fast and out-of-control Orange county pop-punk of Social Distortion and The Adolescents (both of whom lead singer Casey Royer played with). While they never equaled those bands greatest moments, Casey and his ever-changing band of surfers, did hit a helluva peak with this complete bastardization of Chuck Berry's "Surfin' U.S.A.", featuring new lyrics and and a hopped-up-on-goofballs arrangement.

The cover of Devo's "Uncontrollable Urge" is good but how do you improve on the original?

Download Surfin' Anarchy 7"

Here's their infamous appearance in Suburbia.

Here's a hella catchy song from their best album, Horse Bites Dog Cries.

And proof that that you can't keep a beach-punk down.


  1. "Hang Ten In East Berlin" sounds like the greatest SNFU song they never wrote.

  2. I never thought of D.I. that way but both bands played a more traditional brand of punk/h.c. in a time when metal or jangle were the paths of least resistance.

  3. surfin anarchy top post there old chap.many thanks from across the pond

  4. Gobshyte

    Glad you liked the little shot of Anarchy!


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