The Malibu Kens were a musical group from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in the early 1980s. Originally called Joey Did & The Necrophiliacs, the group spent their first 18 months playing punk rock music of the kind that was popularized by acts such as The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Buzzcocks but gradually changed to sounding more like a late 1960s garage-rock band.
The Malibu Kens were never very popular during their short lifetime, often relegated to being the unpaid opening act at most of their gigs, but they persevered and produced a number of recordings. In 1981 they released the Be My Barbie 7" single featuring the songs Crude City and Wednesday Morning. In 1982 they recorded the song Physical Poison for the Westwatch compilation album (which was never released). In 1983 they recorded the songs Party's Over and 421-1111 for the It Came From Inner Space compilation album. In addition to these vinyl cuts, the group also issued a number of basement demos and live recordings on cassette.
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Contemporaries from the Edmonton area that also released vinyl during the Malibu Kens tenure were: