Not all Dead Kennedys songs are about politics or civil unrest. "Buzzbomb," a track from their second album, is about a car, a "macho-mobile" that can do some serious speed. The guy in the song gets it up to 110 on Highway 50 in Nevada before police come and shoot out the tires.
Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra wrote this with the group's guitarist, East Bay Ray, who describes it as a "California car song."
"We were in California, we had cars and sunshine," he explained to Songfacts. "I guess that's kind of our tribute to California."
Ray added that while there a shades of surf rock in the guitar part, the sound was most influenced by Scotty Moore, who was Elvis Presley's guitarist.