San Francisco’s Dead Kennedys arrived onto the post punk scene of the late seventies and early eighties with something to say and an urgent, razor sharp sound. Via two early singles they delivered the classic Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables in 1980.
In the intervening decades the album has never failed to inspire and challenge everybody who came across it. This new mix, produced by Chris Lord-Alge gives incredible new sonic clarity to those songs, accompanied by sleevenotes from Amy Linden and East Bay Ray, alongside contributions from Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan and many other artists inspired by the record over the years.
“We tried one song, Chemical Warfare. What Chris came back with was amazing. Everyone heard the difference, so we said, ‘All right, let’s go!’.” – East Bay Ray
Overseen by the band, this new 2022 Mix demonstrates the enduring power of this music, and the relevance of its message today. A revolutionary, must-hear experience for everybody familiar with the original!
Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables Track Listing:
Kill The Poor
Forward To Death
When Ya Get Drafted
Let’s Lynch The Landlord
California Über Alles
I Kill Children
Stealing Peoples’ Mail
Funland At The Beach
Ill In The Head
Holiday In Cambodia
Viva Las Vegas
The classic 1980 album has been remixed from the original multi-track tapes by production legend Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), guided by DK’s guitarist East Bay Ray and bassist Klaus Flouride. It also features previously unseen imagery, an exclusive essay and contributions from countless artists inspired by the original album. This re-energised version of the album is set for release through Cherry Red Records on September 30th.