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Dead Kennedys


Punk band from San Francisco, CA, active 1978-86. Reformed sans Jello Biafra in 2001.

  • Jello Biafra -- Vocals
  • East Bay Ray -- Guitar
  • Klaus Flouride -- Bass
  • D. H. Peligro -- Drums

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jello Biafra
17-Jun-1958   Dead Kennedys


Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980, IRS, Alternative Tentacles)
1Kill The Poor
2Forward To Death
3When Ya Get Drafted
4Let's Lynch The Landlord
5Drug Me
6Your Emotions
7Chemical Warfare
8California Üaut;ber Alles
9I Kill Children
10Stealing People's Mail
11Funland at the Beach
12Ill in the Head
13Holiday In Cambodia
14Viva Las Vegas

In God We Trust, Inc. (1981, Alternative Tentacles)
1Religious Vomit
2Moral Majority
3Hyperactive Child
4Kepone Factory
5Dog Bite
6Nazi Punks Fuck Off!
7We've Got A Bigger Problem Now
8Rawhide (theme to the TV show Rawhide)

Plastic Surgery Disasters (1982, Alternative Tentacles)
1Government Flu
2Terminal Preppie
3Trust Your Mechanic
4Well Paid Scientist
6Forest Fire
8Winnebago Warrior
10Bleed For Me
11I Am The Owl
12Dead End
13Moon Over Marin

Frankenchrist (1985, Alternative Tentacles)
1Soup Is Good Food
3This Could Be Anywhere (This Could Be Everywhere)
4A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch
5Chicken Farm
6Jock-O-Rama (Invasion of the Beef Patrol)
7Goons of Hazzard
8M.T.V. -- Get Off The Air
9At My Job
10Stars and Stripes of Corruption

The cover art features a fleet of Shriners driving those funny miniature cars, leading to a lawsuit from the fraternity. Came with a poster of H. R. Giger's Landscape XX, for which the band was slapped with an Obscenity suit. Legal fees almost bankrupted the band.

Bedtime For Democracy (1986, Alternative Tentacles)
1Take This Job and Shove It
2Hop With The Jet Set
3Dear Abby
4Rambozo the Clown
6The Great Wall
8Triumph of the Swill
9Macho Insecurity
10I Spy
11Cesspools In Eden
12One-Way Ticket to Pluto
13Do The Slag
14A Commercial
15Gone With My Wind
16Anarchy For Sale
17Chickenshit Conformist
18Where Do Ya Draw the Line?
19Potshot Heard 'Round the World
21Lie Detector

Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (1987, Alternative Tentacles)
1Police Truck
2Too Drunk To Fuck
3California Üaut;ber Alles
4The Man with the Dogs
6Life Sentence
7A Child and His Lawnmower
8Holiday in Cambodia
9I Fought the Law (The Clash cover)
10Saturday Night Holocaust
11Pull My Strings
12Short Songs
13Straight A's
14Kinky Sex (Makes The World Go 'Round)
15The Prey
16Night of the Living Rednecks
17Buzzbomb from Pasadena

Hits compilation.

Mutiny On The Bay (2001, Manifesto)
2Police Truck
3Kill the Poor
4Holiday in Cambodia
5Moon Over Marin
6We've Got a Bigger Problem Now
7M.T.V. -- Get Off The Air
8Too Drunk to Fuck
9Goons of Hazard
10This Could Be Anywhere
11Forward to Death
12I Am the Owl

Live album, released after the rest of the band sued Biafra and Alternative Tentacles for the rights to the recordings.

Live at the Deaf Club (1979, Manifesto)
1Introduction by DJ Johnny Walker
2Kill the Poor
3When Ya Get Drafted
4The Man with the Dogs
6California Üaut;ber Alles
7Ill in the Head
8Straight A's
9Short Songs
10Holiday In Cambodia
11Police Truck
12Forward To Death
13Have I the Right?
14Back in the U.S.S.R. (The Beatles cover)
15Viva Las Vegas

Live album.

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