In the wake of a global pandemic and changes to the way we look at everything, one thing we can always count on is punk musicians bringing us tunes that challenge the status quo. From the Rock against Bush comps, to MDC’s “Trumpf” songs, and basically everything Jello ever did, punk has questioned those at the top. Get Dead have just released Dancing with the Curse , which follows the history of punks combating the powers that be. Punknews’ David Wilkins just sat down with the band’s Sam King to chat about the new album, the president, the youth, and more.
Thanks for taking the time to do this. So, I just watched Weekend at Fatty’s and I felt like guys stole the show, at least for me. How was that experience coming off of Covid’s forced sabbatical? As far as Get Dead goes, that’s the longest sabbatical we’ve taken. It’s the first time I’ve been in San Jose for a period of six months in forever. The setting with like Fishbone, NOFX, etc. It was intimidating, but everyone was super cool. Even my graffiti friends were like that was probably the most fun I’ve ever had.
Now, I feel like I recognized one or two of the songs, but the rest seemed new. Everything we played was off the new record. I think we’ve played one live on the last tour, but everything else was a debut, of sorts.