Dead Kennedys - Bedtime For Democracy

Dead Kennedys - Bedtime For Democracy

Original Release Date

1986

Release Information

US LP 1986 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 50)
UK LP 1986 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 50)
US CD 1986 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 50 CD)
UK CD 1987 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 50 CD)
UK CD 2001 (Decay Music – DKS12). Remastered

1 Take This Job And Shove It 1:24
2 Hop With The Jet Set 2:07
3 Dear Abby 1:10
4 Rambozo The Clown 2:25
5 Fleshdunce 1:29
6 The Great Wall 1:31
7 Shrink 1:45
8 Triumph Of The Swill 2:18
9 Macho Insecurity 1:30
10 I Spy 2:30
11 Cesspools In Eden 5:55
12 One-Way Ticket To Pluto 1:38
13 Do The Slag 1:37
14 A Commercial 1:38
15 Gone With My Wind 0:43
16 Anarchy For Sale 1:18
17 Chickenshit Conformist 5:59
18 Where Do Ya Draw The Line 2:38
19 Potshot Heard 'Round The World 2:12
20 D.M.S.O. 2:08
21 Lie Detector 3:41

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 1, 17 wks

Credits

LP:

With Ray, Klaus, Peligro and Biafra on Guitars, Basses, Drums and Vocals

Produced by Jello Biafra
A maim that tune production
Engineered by John Cuniberti
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Recorded at City Sound Recording and Hyde St. Studios, San Francisco
Backing vocals on 'Do The Slag', 'Fleshdunce' and 'Chickenshit Conformist': Cal, Andrew, Blaze from No Tag
Timbales on 'Dear Abbey' by Jayed Scotti
Sci-Fi Synthesizer on 'One Way Ticket To Pluto' by Tim Jones
Spiritual Guidance - Pippin Youth
P. O'Pillage as the voice Of Rambozo

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Additional Credits on 2001 CD:

Digitally Remastered by John Cuniberti at The Plant Mastering, Sausalito, CA with East Bay Ray

Reviews & Opinions

TIM YOHANNAN, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #42, NOVEMBER 1986: This 21 song album may well be the DK's swansong, and ironically is one of their best releases. Ninety-five percent thrash, this one rages from start to finish, but also contains some of those nice little touches which makes some rock'n'roll a cut above. While I haven't really gone for a DK's album for quite a while, this obe stands out, lyrically as well as musically. "Chickenshit Conformist" is the most accurate no bullshit analysis of the current state of punk on record to date, a must for all concerned.

DAVID SHERIDAN/JOE YOUNG/IRA ROBBINS, THE TROUSER PRESS MUSIC GUIDE, 1991: Bedtime for Democracy's 21 strong cuts and an eight-page clip-art newspaper ended the Kennedys' recording career on a high note. A full-tilt platform of targets, including working poverty, Reagan, toxic waste, macho attitudes, conformity aad more, are decimated with energetic, well-played music and Biafra's uniquely quivery voice. The Kennedys' knowing cover of "Take This Job and Shove It" is also good for a chuckle.

Additional Notes

The 2001 remaster was also issued in the US by Manifesto (MFO 42903).

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