A few months back, we first spoke with Christian Clarke, founder of rock 'n' roll duo the Riot Act. He was smart and funny on the phone, and we thought it came through somewhat in the article, though not enough. A recent chance encounter with the singer at the Jon Bon Jovi show led us to this list of Clarke's favorite drinking tunes. You'll truly get a taste here of the man's humor. And it is good.
He's trying to get you prepped to drink like a little fishy at the Sailor Jerry rum and Inked Magazine casting call party this Friday night. They're looking for tattooed calendar girls, so expect to be surrounded by badder bitches than you. The Riot Act is performing alongside the Gun Hoes and DJ Mig at Revolution Live.
This list and Clarke's thoughts on these songs will get you amped to guzzle some dark and stormies while sloppily hitting on rockabilly chicks who won't ever have you.
5. "Too Drunk to Fuck" - Dead Kennedys
"Who among us hasn't been there... last night," Clarke honestly questions. "Right off the bat, the guitar riff sounds like it could have come from the Sonics or some other proto-punk band of the '60s. 'Went to a party, Danced all night, I Drank 16 beers, and I started up a fight.' Too drunk to fuck?" He asks again. "Challenge accepted."
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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.