DEAD KENNEDYS Released Spit And Sneer LP ‘PLASTIC SURGERY DISASTERS’ 40 Years Ago

Back in time

16 November 2022

Band: DEAD KENNEDYS
Who: Legendary political noise turbo from San Francisco
fronted by middle-finger punk Jello Biafra
Active: 1978–1986, 2001–present / (only) 4 LPs

Anniversary LP: PLASTIC SURGERY DISASTERS
Released: 16 November 1982 – 40 years ago

Artwork: The band’s name was superimposed over the black-and-white
photograph “Hands” by photo-journalist Michael Wells. It depicts the emaciated
forearm and hand of a malnourished Ugandan child in the palm of a European
missionary to highlight the horrors of famine in parts of the African continent
during the 1970s and 80s.

AllMusic wrote: “Having proved themselves masters of the quick, vicious smash and bash, on their second full-length album the Kennedys continued in that vein while finding other effective ways to express their all-encompassing message of resistance and satire. Absolutely nobody is safe, whether it’s the more expected targets of conservative society, or those who claim to follow what the Kennedys and punk promised but only ended up acting like idiots. For the most part, though, it’s a well-deserved smackdown of all the jerks the early ’80s produced, set to some fantastic music.” Score: 4.5/5.

Single: Halloween

Full album stream on Spotify

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