Dead Kennedy Give Me Convenience Of Give Me Death on 180g LP
Dead Kennedys were one of the most popular and important American hardcore punk bands of the late '70s/early '80s. They formed in San Francisco in 1978 when East Bay Ray placed an ad in a music paper that vocalist Jello Biafra responded to. They were soon joined by bassist Klaus Flouride, drummer Ted and a second guitarist known to posterity simply as 6025. The latter departed in March of 1979, while Ted was replaced at the very end of 1980 by D.H. Peligro.
It wasn't too long before the band gained a considerable following around San Francisco. Live, DKs were a combination of chaos and theatrics. Their sound could be described as a cross between the Sex Pistols and the Ventures. Underpinned by an acute sense of humor, their songs satirized the twin elements of extreme violence and conservatism that characterize much of American life.
Dead Kennedys played their last show in February of 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they first began. Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death, a fantastic collection of their classic early singles and B sides, rare tracks and compilation tracks, was then released in 1987. This is a wide and deep collection of favorites like "California Uber Alles" and "Holiday in Cambodia," but the real reason to pick up this disc is the more obscure and rare material and of course the non LP cult-hit "Too Drunk to Fuck."