Debut Album ‘FRESH FRUIT FOR ROTTING VEGETABLES’ By Chainsaw Punks DEAD KENNEDYS Came Out 40 Years Ago Today

2 September 2020


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Band: Dead Kennedys (San Francisco)
Fronted by middle-finger punk Jello Biafra
Album: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables – debut LP
Artwork: The photo on the front cover, was taken during
the White Night Riots of May 21, 1979
Note: The only DK longplayer with drummer
Bruce Slesinger and guitarist Carlos Cadona.

Released: 2 September 1980 – 40 years ago today

AllMusic wrote: “A hyper-speed blast of ultra-polemical, left-wing hardcore
punk, and bitingly funny sarcasm, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables stands
as the Dead Kennedys’ signature statement. As one of the first hardcore albums,
it was a galvanizing influence on the musical and attitudinal development of
the genre, also helping to kickstart the fertile California scene… The ragged
speed-blur still packs a wallop, and the hooks cribbed from surf and rockabilly
give it a gonzo edge.”
. Score: 5/5.

Singles: California Über Alles / Holiday in Cambodia / Kill the Poor

– CALIFORNIA ÜBER ALLES –

– HOLIDAY IN CAMBODIA –

– KILL THE POOR –

Full album…

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