Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (CD) ~ The Dead Kennedys (A... Cover Art

Night of the Living Rednecks

By: Dead Kennedys

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The Dead Kennedys Artist Snapshot:

One of the finest, most distinctive American punk bands of the late 1970s/early '80s, the Dead Kennedys combined righteous political anger with a biting sense of satire. Wildman Jello Biafra's high-pitched yelp and East Bay Ray's twangy, surf-influenced guitar riffs were the San Francisco group's trademarks. The band broke up in the mid-'80s, around the time that they became targets of a high-profile censorship case involving the cover of their FRANKENCHRIST album. In 2000, they were in court again, squabbling over the rights to their albums, and a reunion ensued (from which Biafra was conspicuously absent, replaced by Dr. Know singer Brandon Cruz).

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1   Police Truck Buy Buy
2   Too Drunk to Fuck Buy Buy
3   California Uber Alles Buy Buy
4   The Man with the Dogs Buy Buy
5   Insight Buy Buy
6   Life Sentence Buy Buy
7   A Child and His Lawnmower Buy Buy
8   Holiday In Cambodia Buy Buy
9   I Fought the Law Buy Buy
10   Saturday Night Holocaust Buy Buy
11   Pull My Strings Buy Buy
12   Short Songs Buy Buy
13   Straight A's Buy Buy
14   Kinky Sex Makes the World Go 'Round Buy Buy
15   The Prey Buy Buy
16   Night of the Living Rednecks Buy Buy

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This Manifesto reissue of 'Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death' release has been digitally remastered (by the original sound engineer), features 17 tracks, a new lavish CD booklet with tons of photos & newspapers clippings!

Product Notes

Track for track and album after album, the Dead Kennedys were the most relentlessly political and controversial stateside punk rock band to gain much public notoriety. Originally released in 1987, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death collects 17 of the band's singles, compilation tracks, and rarities spanning the eight years they played together. This is a wide and deep collection of favorites like "California Über Alles" and "Holiday in Cambodia," but the real reason to pick up this disc is the more obscure and rare material. From 1979, "Night of the Living Rednecks" has hyperactive mouthpiece Jello Biafra relating a tale of being chased by irate rednecks while the rhythm sections jams. Their version of "I Fought the Law" rewrites it into a true-to-life murder ballad, while rippers like "Life Sentence," "Insight," "Pull My Strings" and "Straight A's" are off the map unless you were lucky enough to pick up the original singles or compilations that they're pulled from. And "Kinky Sex Makes the World Go 'Round" is Biafra at his sarcastic best, as he tells of one corporate head instructing another on the economic necessity of a new war. The DKs were a truly important and relevant band, and Give Me Convenience provides 17 livid reasons why. Boy, could we use them now. --Carl Hanni

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