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Dead Kennedys
Formed: 1978 in San Francisco, CA
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Disbanded: 1987
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Jello Biafra, Klaus Flouride, East Bay Ray, D.H. Peligro, Ted (Bruce Slesin...
Biography: 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, ...Read full biography
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Released: 1980
Label: Manifesto Records
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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 ...Read full review
Plastic Surgery Disasters
Released: 1982
Label: Decay
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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 ...Read full review
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