5:56pm August 3, 2013
  • Plays: 22,907
  • Artist: Dead Kennedys
  • Album: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
  • Track Name: California Über Alles


California Über Alles by Dead KennedysThe Dead Kennedys were one of the earliest and most notable of hardcore punk bands to come out of California.  I first got wind of them when the PMRC targeted the Dead Kennedys who were later indicted on obscenity charges for their album Frankenchrist.  Ever since then I was a fan.  Also it was the first and only time that I ever viewed Oprah to watch Jello Biafra and Tipper Gore lock horns.

California Über Alles was the first single and the song that launched the Dead Kennedys.  I can relate to the song having lived in California and experienced its very screwed up politics and screwball politicians.  Funny how a song about Governor Jerry Brown is as relevant now as it was when the song was first released in 1978.  Anyway, the song itself is excellent, the lyrics pointed and smart, and the aggression visceral which reminds you that there was much more to the band than the theater and controversy.

9:53pm December 21, 2011

For Neil Clark

Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia

9:42am May 14, 2011

Dead Kennedys — Kill the Poor

9:33am May 14, 2011

Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia (with lyrics)

Another 80s flashback for me - and another piece of musical education for Olivia at poguesmahone

9:19am May 14, 2011



Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles 

 Cannot believe I have not heard this band’s music until now. Goodbye Tumblr, hello Spotify.

I can’t believe that you have never heard the Dead Kennedys. What are they teaching the youth of today?