Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables UK LP

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK LP 1980 (Cherry Red - B RED 10)
UK 2xCD 2001 (Cherry Red - CDS BRED 155)
UK CD+DVD 2005 (Cherry Red - CDS BRED 300). Special 25th Anniversary Edition

1 Kill The Poor 3:07
2 Forward To Death 1:24
3 When Ya Get Drafted 1:24
4 Let's Lynch The Landlord 2:13
5 Drug Me 1:57
6 Your Emotions 1:20
7 Chemical Warfare 2:59
8 California Über Alles 3:04
9 I Kill Children 2:05
10 Stealing People's Mail 1:35
11 Funland At The Beach 1:50
12 Ill In The Head 2:47
13 Holiday In Cambodia 4:38
14 Viva Las Vegas 2:42

Bonus Disc on 2001 CD
15 Holiday In Cambodia (Single Version) 3:46
16 Police Truck 2:24
17 Kill The Poor (Single Remix) 3:07
18 In-Sight 1:40
19 Too Drunk To Fuck 2:41
20 The Prey 3:50

Bonus DVD on Special 25th Anniversary Edition
Fresh Fruit For Rotting Eyeballs
15 Fresh Fruit For Rotting Eyeballs 55:25
Songs - Live
16 California Über Alles 3:39
17 Funland At The Beach 1:42
18 Viva Las Vegas 3:11
19 Holiday In Cambodia 3:57
20 Kill The Poor 3:34
21 Chemical Warfare 3:24

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US LP 1981 (IRS/Faulty Product - SP 70014)
US LP 1981 (IRS - SP 70014)

1 Kill The Poor 3:07
2 Forward To Death 1:24
3 When Ya Get Drafted 1:23
4 Let's Lynch The Landlord 2:13
5 Police Truck 2:24
6 Drug Me 1:58
7 Your Emotions 1:22
8 Chemical Warfare 2:55
9 California Über Alles 3:01
10 I Kill Children 2:05
11 Stealing Peoples' Mail 1:35
12 Funland At The Beach 1:48
13 Ill In The Head 2:46
14 Holiday In Cambodia 4:40
15 Viva Las Vegas 2:38

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 2, 73 wks
UK Chart Hit: 33, 6 wks

Credits

UK/US LP:

East Bay Ray - guitar
Klaus Flouride - bass and Vocals
Ted - drums
Jello Biafra - vocals

Produced by Norm
Engineered by Oliver Dicicco
Production Assistance – R. Pepperell
Recorded at Möbius Music

Additional Musicians:
Paul Roessler - Keyboards on Drug Me and Stealing Peoples' Mail
Ninotchka - Keyboards on Drug Me
6025 - Other guitar on Ill In The Head
Special Thanx to the ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL CHOIR (Dirk Dirkson, Bobby Unrest, Michael Snyder, Bruce Calderwood, Geoffrey Lyall, Eric Boucher, Ninotchka, Barbara Hellbent, HyJean, Curt and ChiChi) for the Clubhouse Scene in Chemical Warfare

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Additional Credits on 2001 CD:

D.H. Peligro- drums on Tracks 4, 5, 6
Ted- drums on track 1, 2, 3

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

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Special 25th Anniversary Edition:

Fresh Fruit for Rotting Eyeballs is a documentary about the early days of the band and the recording of Fresh Fruit, featuring interviews with band members of Dead Kennedys, key people involved with the recording, journalists plus previously unreleased concert footage.

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

Additional Credits

2001 CD Bonus Tracks on Disc 2:
15-16: Holiday In Cambodia 7", released June 1980 (UK), August 1980 (US)
17-18: Kill The Poor 7", released October 1980 (UK only)
19-20: Too Drunk To Fuck 7", released May 1981 (UK and US)

Reviews & Opinions

DAVID SHERIDAN/JOE YOUNG/IRA ROBBINS, THE TROUSER PRESS MUSIC GUIDE, 1991: Despite a few weak songs, Fresh Fruit is explosive and gripping (also controversial: a borrowed photo used on the back cover led to some funny but unpleasant legal trouble). Jello's political sarcasm erupts on "Kill the Poor' ' and "California uber Alles," offering a funny but chilling condemnation of then-governor Jerry Brown and "zen fascists" in the latter. The bracing and tightly focused "Holiday in Cambodia" echoes the Pistols' 'Holidays in the Sun" and became a DKs standard. In typically unsubtle broadside fashion, Jello nails another popular target with "Let's Lynch the Landlord."

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UK LP 1980 (Cherry Red - B RED 10). This came in a variety of rear covers. Click here for more

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