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Dead Kennedys



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Hometown: San Francisco, CA (USA)

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The Dead Kennedys are a punk rock band from San Francisco, California. Attacking assumptions of the political left and right with humor, their music mixed the more experimental elements of English punk with the energy of the American punk scene. Lead singer Jello Biafra was also responsible for releasing many other punk and alternative bands on his Alternative Tentacles record label.

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Black Fag, Jello Biafra With The Melvins, Jello Biafra, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, No WTO Combo

Reviews

Dead Kennedys Live at the Deaf Club

Dead Kennedys

Live at the Deaf Club (2004)

Manifesto

Dead Kennedys Mutiny on the Bay

Dead Kennedys

Mutiny on the Bay (2000)

Decay Music

Dead Kennedys Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death

Dead Kennedys

Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (1987)

Alternative Tentacles

Dead Kennedys Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death

Dead Kennedys

Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (1987)

Alternative Tentacles

Dead Kennedys Frankenchrist

Dead Kennedys

Frankenchrist (1985)

Alternative Tentacles

Dead Kennedys Plastic Surgery Disasters

Dead Kennedys

Plastic Surgery Disasters (1982)

Alternative Tentacles

Dead Kennedys In God We Trust Inc. EP

Dead Kennedys

In God We Trust Inc. EP (1981)

New Rose Records

Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

Dead Kennedys

Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)

Alternative Tentacles

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Interviews

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Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)

Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 6:30 PM (EDT)

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East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 6:25 PM (EDT)

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Klaus Flouride (Dead Kennedys)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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