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Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (Vinyl)

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (Vinyl)

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View Artist: Dead Kennedys
SKU: NGVSBO-5BIU-00

  |  UPC: 767004291710

Dead Kennedys: Jello Biafra (vocals); East Bay Ray (guitar); Klaus Flouride (bass); Ted (drums).
Additional personnel: 6025 (guitar); Paul Roessler, Ninotchka (keyboards).
Recorded at Moibus Music, San Francisco, California.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
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 record's tactics are not subtle in the least; Jello Biafra's odd warble and spat-out lyrics leave no doubt as to what he thinks, baiting his targets of conservatism, violence, overbearing authority, and capitalist greed with a viciously satirical sarcasm that keeps his unflinchingly political outlook from becoming too didactic. The thin production dilutes some of the music's power, but the ragged speed-blur still packs a wallop, and the hooks cribbed from surf and rockabilly give it a gonzo edge. The songwriting isn't consistent all the way through the album, but classics like "Kill the Poor," "Let's Lynch the Landlord," "Chemical Warfare," "California ?ber Alles," and "Holiday In Cambodia" helped define the hardcore genre and, thus, must be heard. ~ Steve Huey

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Released: 03/22/2011
  • Genre: Pop
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