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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)

Jello Biafra gives tour of his vinyl collection
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April 18, 2014
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April 11, 2014
Jon Stewart, Gibby Haynes reminisce about punk rock in 1980s New Jersey
On last night's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , host Jon Stewart was joined by Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes and author Amy Yates Wuelfing who looked back at the history of City Gardens, the then-notorious punk venue in Trenton, New Jersey where Stewart was a bartender and…
March 26, 2014
Alternative Tentacles Announces 33 1/3 Anniversary Show
Seminal punk rock label Alternative Tentacles, which was founded by Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, has announced its 33 1/3 year anniversary show. (JUST LIKE THE SPEED OF A RECORD!) It takes place on November 15 in San Francisco, and will feature headliner…
November 06, 2013
LA Weekly posts their Top 20 Punk Albums in History, Rollins' list
LA Weekly's West Coast Sound column has weighed in with their list of the 20 top punk albums in history, which of course really just means the last four and half decades for obvious reasons. Along with an editorial list, the paper gave columnist Henry Rollins his own list. The…
July 11, 2013
Videos: The Art Of Punk: Dead Kennedys
As previously posted, MOCAtv's new documentary series, The Art of Punk, gives a closer look at the artists behind iconic logos of punk bands such as Black Flag (Raymond Pettibon), The Dead Kennedys (Winston Smith), and Crass (Dave…
June 26, 2013
Videos: Jello Biafra responds to rumors of a Dead Kennedys reunion
In a new interview, Greg Prato of Songfacts asked Jello Biafra to address the…
June 06, 2013
Interviews: Jello Biafra
Jello Biafra has no problem with being blunt. If he thinks you need to know about Middle Eastern politics, then he's not going to mask his opinion behind an ambiguous metaphor. He thinks Jimmy Carter's administration is partly responsible for 9-11…
May 29, 2013
Interviews: Sequel to 'SLC Punk' to begin shooting this summer
The sequel to the 1998 indie film, SLC Punk will be shooting this summer. The new film will look back at the lives of the original film's main characters given the 18 years which have passed since the events of the film. It's currently titled Punk's Dead but no word on who will be returning for the film.…
April 01, 2013

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