Not even Ronald Reagan's death could exterminate
the tenacious 80s yuppie, who
now seeks to exploit our precious punk
heritage in the form of THE YUPPIE
PRICKS from Austin, TX.
boast an impressively depressing
resume of professional qualifi cations
including divorce law, stock trading, and
running a pharmaceutical company. High
80s literature like Bright Lights, Big City
and American Psycho gave us a glimpse of
the decadent, narcissistic yuppie lifestyle, but
BrokerŐs Banquet rubs our lower tax-bracket noses
in mountains of cocaine and Wolfgang Puck pizzas.
THE YUPPIE PRICKS'
first album was an exclusive affair sold only on Wall Street and in country
clubs: rumor has it that they bribed Biafra to release Broker's Banquet to get
street cred. Sonically speaking, these PRICKS probably had a crash course
in punk rock by listening to the DKs Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
on CD as they drove around in their Range Rovers, then somehow got a
whiff of the NEW BOMB TURKS and FLESHIES. Gordon Gecko immortalized
the 80s "Greed is Good" philosophy and G. W. Bush applied his yuppie
shenaniganism to the American Presidency, but it took THE YUPPIE
PRICKS to collide this carnivorous mentality with punk.
for fans of the UPPER CRUST!