Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - 1980 Essential Hardcore Punk - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Format: Vinyl, LP, 180Grm Album
Country: USA & Canada
Released: 2011
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk
Notes: Includes Double-sided poster, CLASSIC 1980 DEBUT NOW PRESSED ON 180 GRAM VINYL


Side A:

1. Kill The Poor
2. Forward To Death
3. When Ya Get Drafted
4. Let's Lynch The Landlord
5. Drug Me
6. Your Emotions
7. Chemical Warfare

Side B:

1. California Über Alles
2. I Kill Children
3. Stealing People's Mail
4. Funland at the Beach
5. Ill In The Head
6. Holiday In Cambodia
7. Viva Las Vegas

Their debut LP, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, was released in 1980 by IRS in the U.S. and Cherry Red in England. The first pressings on IRS came in a orange cover. As Biafra puts it, "Without telling us, the ruined the cover, saying 'Oh, duh, it would make it different from the import.' Yeah, inferior to the import, change it now!" They did, back to the black and white cover the band submitted

Fresh Fruit was chock full of witty Dead Kennedys songs, including the hilarious, "Stealing People's Mail, ""Forward to Death" (written by the departed 6025), "I Kill Children" (again, some people misinterpreted this one), a cover of Elvis's "Viva Las Vegas" with new lyrics, and the A-sides of their first singles. The back cover featured a found photo of a depressing-looking lounge band (a Dead Kennedys logo has been spliced on their drum set and skulls and crossbones onto their instruments). Somehow, a member of the long-gone lounge band came across the DKs LP and sued the band for using the photo without permission; consequently, the LP was issued with the heads of the band members cut off. When this didn't satisfy the lounge band, the photo disappeared altogether.

Dead Kennedys - Kill The Poor

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Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles

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Dead Kennedys - Chemical Warfare

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Manifesto
Color Black