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Originally released from 1979 to 1982. All seven limited edition singles have been re-mastered from the original tapes and are packaged in replicas of the original sleeves, in heavy jackets. Also includes new 12-page liner notes and interviews with the band.
The Dead Kennedys merged revolutionary politics with hardcore punk music and, in the process, became one of the defining hardcore bands. Often, they were more notable for their politics than their music, but that was part of their impact. The Kennedys were more inspired by British punk and the fiery, revolutionary-implied politics of the Sex Pistols than the artier tendencies of New York punk rockers. Under the direction of lead vocalist Jello Biafra, The Dead Kennedys became the most political and -- to the eyes of many observers, including Christians and right-wing politicians -- the most dangerous band in hardcore. By the mid-'80s, the band had become notorious enough to open themselves up to a prosecution for obscenity (concerning a poster inserted into their 1985 Frankenchrist album), and the ensuing court battle sped the band toward a breakup, but they left behind a legacy that influenced countless punk bands that followed.
|A||California Über Alles||3:26|
|B||Man With The Dogs||3:02|
|C||Holiday In Cambodia||4:32|
|E||Kill The Poor||3:01|
|G||Nazi Punks Fuck Off!||1:03|
|I||Too Drunk To Fuck||2:39|
|K||Bleed For Me||3:26|
|N||Saturday Night Holocaust||4:22|
Original Release Year: 1979 - 1982
Label: Manifesto Records
Catalog #: MFO 42920
Format: 7" Vinyl (Set of 7 records)
Vinyl Color: Black