- "Mutiny On The Bay" is Out Now!
"Mutiny on the Bay: Dead Kennedys Live! From
the San Francisco Bay Area," the first live CD
released by the band, is available now!
2. Police Truck
3. Kill the Poor
4. Holiday in Cambodia
5. Moon Over Marin
6. California Über Alles Riot
7. MTV Get Off the Air
8. Too Drunk to Fuck
9. Goons of Hazard
10. This Could Be Anywhere
11. Forward to Death
12. I am the Owl
- DKs on Tour!
East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride and D.H. Peligro will
be joined by Brandon Cruz, the singer from Dr. Know,
to play more shows and release parties for Dead Kennedys'
new live CD MUTINY ON THE BAY. In Los Angeles, the
four performed unannounced at the September 26 Key
Club release party for "Mutiny." The party
was packed. It sold out 3 weeks in advance, and there
were 200 to 300 fans waiting outside, hoping to get
in. The audience response was fantastic - they really
loved hearing the music live, most of them for the
first time! Because the reaction was so great, the
four have been asked and have agreed to do more shows
as all four love and care about Dead Kennedys' music.
And they're going to perform the band's very first
shows in South America - stand back Argentina!
- Interview in "Skratch Magazine"
East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride, D.H. Peligro and Brandon
Cruz are interviewed together in the October 2001
issue of "Skratch Magazine," #68, a special
old school edition. The interview was done at the
Key Club show in Los Angeles.
- Record Release Party for New Live CD "Mutiny
On the Bay"!
Wed. Sept 26, 2001
9039 Sunset Blvd.
Meet original DK members: East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride
and D.H. Peligro
Also performing at the party:
Monkey's Mid-life Crisis (featuring the singer from
Cell Block 5
- "Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death"
in Origins of Cool
The re-mastered GIVE ME CONVENIENCE OR GIVE ME DEATH
CD is featured in the Origins of Cool column in the
November 2001 issue of "Alternative Press,"
along with a short interview with East Bay Ray.
- The Strongest Link - Surfrider Foundation Receives
Surfrider Foundation will be receiving a $25,000 donation
from the TV game show "The Weakest Link,"
thanks to one of its lifetime members, Brandon Cruz.
Cruz, who played Eddie Corbett on "The Courtship
of Eddie's Father," selected Surfrider to be
his charity as he competed against other TV stars
from the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Cruz is not only recognized for his TV role, he is
also the singer for the punk band Dr. Know. Surf filmmaker
Art Brewer's recent film "The Misfits" features
several Dr. Know songs.
"This is definitely a great surprise,"
said Surfrider Foundation's executive director, Chris
Evans. "Surfrider is stoked to have Brandon's
continued support. This donation will help us to expand
the ongoing monitoring and research of Pratte's Reef."
Cruz grew up surfing around the Silver Strand in
Oxnard. There he met Tom Pratte, who would later help
found Surfrider and lead it in one of its first big
battles against a jetty extension proposed by Chevron.
The battle eventually led to the construction of the
nation's first artificial surfing reef in El Segundo,
CA. The reef was named after Pratte as a memorial
after he passed away in 1994. For more information
go to www.surfrider.org/artificialreef.
- Manifesto Records Enters Deal with Dead Kennedys
to Re-Issue Catalogue
The former members of the legendary punk rock band
DEAD KENNEDYS have entered into an agreement with
MANIFESTO RECORDS, an independent record label based
in Los Angeles. Manifesto will release a new Dead
Kennedys live album MUTINY ON THE BAY and will re-issue
four digitally re-mastered albums from the Dead Kennedys'
back catalogue throughout North America. The release
date for all five albums will be September 11, 2001.
Leading off is the first live album ever authorized
by Dead Kennedys, MUTINY ON THE BAY. It features previously
unreleased live recordings of the band performing
classic tracks such as "Police Truck," "Kill
the Poor," "Holiday in Cambodia," "Moon
Over Marin," "California Über Alles,"
"MTV Get Off the Air," and more. All were
recorded on their home turf, the San Francisco Bay
Area, and it's all real - there are no overdubs.
PLASTIC SURGERY DISASTERS / IN GOD WE TRUST, INC.,
FRANKENCHRIST, BEDTIME FOR DEMOCRACY and GIVE ME CONVENIENCE
OR GIVE ME DEATH, the four DK back catalogue CDs,
have been newly transferred from the original analog
tapes, using the latest digital technology, by JOHN
CUNIBERTI at THE PLANT MASTERING in Sausalito. John
Cuniberti, now a cutting-edge mastering engineer,
was the recording engineer on many of the original
Dead Kennedys' recording sessions. Digital technology
has improved since the Dead Kennedys' catalogue first
appeared on CD in the 1980s, so these new CDs make
it possible to hear all the sound from the band that
had previously been lost on the old releases.
A grueling court trial in May 2000 found that the
Dead Kennedys' previous record label covered up royalties
owed to the band and that the label wrongly issued
the DKs catalogue without the band's permission. The
band has now turned to Manifesto to release their
catalogue. "We did Dead Kennedys as a group,
and the band is run by a majority of the band members,
which only makes common sense. We want the new live
CD and the fresh and 'fat'-sounding re-masters available
to the public. This new deal with Manifesto allows
that to happen on a national level," said guitarist
EAST BAY RAY. He added that "the live CD leaves
all of those bootlegs out there in the dust."
The band has previously authorized the release of
the catalogue in the UK, Europe and Australia.
Manifesto (www.manifesto.com) is distributed exclusively
in the United States and Canada by Navarre Corp. and
has a catalogue that includes recordings by Tom Waits,
Tim Buckley, The Wedding Present, Cinerama, Screamin'
Jay Hawkins and others.
- "Dead Kennedys - The Early Years Live"
Available on DVD and Video
MUSIC VIDEO DISTRIBUTORS and DECAY MUSIC are pleased
to announce the home viewing release of DEAD KENNEDYS
- THE EARLY YEARS LIVE for worldwide distribution
on DVD and VHS.
"CORPORATE ROCK STILL SUCKS!"
...a motto that the Punk Generation would certainly
agree with. Flashback to the late '70s and early '80s,
when an American punk band known as the Dead Kennedys
paved the way for a new music generation.
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 vocalist
JELLO BIAFRA answered a music paper advert placed
by guitarist EAST BAY RAY. They were joined by bassist
KLAUS FLOURIDE, drummer Ted and a second guitarist
known to posterity simply as 6025. The latter soon
departed, and Ted was replaced in late 1980 by D.H.
This 30-minute program captures the band live from
their early years at various venues, including the
Mabuhay Gardens, Sproul Plaza, at Berkeley, and Target
Studios, from 1978 through 1981. Live, DKs were an
intense combination of chaos and theatrics. Much of
the material is from the classic and critically acclaimed
debut LP, FRESH FRUIT FOR ROTTING VEGETABLES, which
certified Gold in Britain.
In addition to nine live songs, THE EARLY YEARS LIVE
includes hilarious news footage from Jello Biafra's
notorious mayoral candidacy in San Francisco (an election
in which he came in fourth!).
The Early Years Live shows this poignant and controversial
band at their very prime.
Songs: California Über Alles / Kill the Poor
/ Drug Me / The Man with the Dogs / Insight / Let's
Lynch the Landlord / Bleed for Me / Holiday in Cambodia
/ Viva Las Vegas.
The DVD includes some fun additional content, including
a Sing-A-Long option, Band Biographies, Dolby Digital
Stereo and a Chapter Search by songs
Please check out www.musicvideodistributors.com.
- 25 Years of Punk
Check out the May 2001 issue of "Spin,"
which has a cover story on the 25th Anniversary of
Punk. The Dead Kennedys' song "Kill the Poor"
is in the "Twenty Greatest Punk Songs Ever,"
and "Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables"
is in "The 50 Most Essential Punk Records."
Dexter "if you think I'm not a punk" Holland
of the Offspring talks about going to a Dead Kennedys
show in the early '80s. To coincide with the "Spin"
article, VH-1 aired "All Access: 25 Years of
Punk" on April 19, 2001.