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Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra and Klaus Flouride (1981)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, October 1981

Messrs. Biafra and Flouride discuss the differences between punk and new wave; talk about fellow Californians Flipper, D.O.A. and Black Flag; decry Nazi punks; talk about friend and ally Christian Lunch, as well as about Hüsker Dü and the Residents; mock the Plasmatics and Adam & the Ants... and declare their mission to civilize America.

File format: mp3; file size: 20.5mb, interview length: 21' 18" sound quality: *****

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Sham 69, Dead Kennedys: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 12 January 1980

SOME PEOPLE join a band to get out of the crowd. Jello Biafra, I'm convinced, joined the Dead Kennedys to guarantee a space in the ...

Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables; UK Subs: Crash Course

Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 27 September 1980

SPOT THE DIFFERENCEStudy these two pictures carefully. At first sight they may seem identical, but there are at least twelve small but significant differences between ...

The Dead Kennedys: Anarchy American Style

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 27 September 1980

On the eve of the Dead Kennedys British tour MARK COOPER talks to Jello Biafra who says: "Our live shows are basically ways of torturing ...

Dead Kennedys: A Talent To Annoy

Profile and Interview by Deanne Pearson, Smash Hits, 11 December 1980

"I JUST couldn't believe it. I just kinda stood there with a blank stare on my face, thinking oh God — it really happened!" ...

Dead Kennedys: Punk Rot Is Here To Stay

Interview by Deanne Pearson, The Face, January 1981

THIS IS THE hardcore faction. Spiked hair, leather jackets, the backs emblazoned with the logos of Crass, UK Subs, Adam & The Ants. Hordes of ...

Dead Kennedys: The Channel, Boston MA

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 13 April 1981

Exhilarating, disturbing... ...

Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (IRS SP70014)

Review by Jon Young, Trouser Press, June 1981

CHANCES ARE you have an opinion about the Dead Kennedys even if you've never heard their music. Provocation is the name of the game; a ...

Dead Kennedys: Let Them Eat Jello Beings

Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 5 December 1981

Garry Bushell exhumes a living Dead Kennedy ...

Millions Of Dead Flops: Dead Kennedys/Serious Drinking/Millions Of Dead Cops: Central London Polytechnic

Live Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 4 December 1982

IT'S AMUSING TO SEE just how much Oi/punk inevitably rides the rails of the trad rock curve on its way to hell and bucks. This ...

Circle Jerks: Wonderful (Combat Core)/Dead Kennedys: Frankenchrist (Alternative Tentacles)

Review by Byron Coley, Spin, February 1986

THE Circle Jerks and Dead Kennedys are two of a handfulla bands surviving in name and form from the first three waves of California-style pre-hardcore ...

The Dead Kennedys: Goodnight, Democracy

Report by Chuck Eddy, Spin, September 1986

Sure, the Dead Kennedys are offensive, but obscene? It must be Jello, because jam don't shock like that. ...

Catching Up With Jello Biafra

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 23 June 1990

HARDCORE, FAST-shit guitar or cranked-up pub rock has glued some fairly diverse personalities onto the cranium over the years, from the cretinous dullard through to ...

Essential Guide To "Explicit" Albums

Guide by Stephen Dalton, Vox, August 1994

Back in 1985, one seemingly harmless song led a woman to take unprecedented action against the American recording industry. Thanks to her moral crusade, albums ...

How I named "the Dead Kennedys"

Memoir by Mark Bliesener, Westword, 21 July 2011

IN MAY OF 1976, I quit my job in L.A. playing drums with ? and the Mysterians, and "retired" to Berthoud. The scheme was to ...

Highway to Hell: My Life on the Road with the Dead Kennedys

Memoir by Amy Linden, Cuepoint, 3 February 2015

IN 1981, I MOVED back to New York City after spending four years in San Francisco. I was 22, and a childhood friend and I ...

see also Jello Biafra


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