Posted on by Oran

San Francisco’s Dead Kennedys arrived onto the post punk scene of the late 70s and early 80s with something to say and an urgent, razor sharp sound. Via two early singles they delivered the classic ‘Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables’ in 1980.

In the intervening decades the album has never failed to inspire and challenge everybody who came across it.

This new mix, produced by Chris Lord-Alge gives incredible new sonic clarity to those songs, accompanied by sleeve notes from Amy Linden and East Bay Ray, alongside contributions from Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan and many other artists inspired by the record over the years.

We tried one song, ‘Chemical Warfare’. What Chris came back with was amazing. Everyone heard the difference, so we said, ‘All right, let’s go!’.” – East Bay Ray

Overseen by the band, this new 2022 mix demonstrates the enduring power of this music, and the relevance of its message today. A revolutionary, must-hear experience for everybody familiar with the original!

The release will be available from September 30th on vinyl/CD and all streaming platforms, however pre-orders are live now via this link.

Track Listing:

Kill The Poor
Forward To Death
When Ya Get Drafted
Let’s Lynch The Landlord
Drug Me
Your Emotions
Chemical Warfare

California Über Alles
I Kill Children
Stealing Peoples’ Mail
Funland At The Beach
Ill In The Head
Holiday In Cambodia
Viva Las Vegas

Dead Kennedys will be performing in Ireland next May with dates in Belfast and Dublin. Tickets are on sale NOW.

Oran O’Beirne 2022