Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters

Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters

Original Release Date

1982

Release Information

US LP 1982 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 27)
UK LP 1982 (Statik/Alternative Tentacles - STAT LP 11 / VIRUS 27)

1 Government Flu 3:00
2 Terminal Preppie 2:26
3 Trust Your Mechanic 2:00
4 Well Paid Scientist 2:30
5 Buzzbomb 2:21
6 Forest Fire 2:26
7 Halloween 3:40
8 Winnebago Warrior 2:10
9 Riot 6:00
10 Bleed For Me 3:30
11 I Am The Owl 5:00
12 Dead End 4:00
13 Moon Over Marin 4:28

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UK CD 2001 (Decay Music – DKS-69CD)

Plastic Surgery Disasters
1 Advice From Christmas Past 0:55
2 Government Flu 2:04
3 Terminal Preppie 1:30
4 Trust Your Mechanic 2:55
5 Well Paid Scientist 2:22
6 Buzzbomb 2:22
7 Forest Fire 2:23
8 Halloween 3:35
9 Winnebago Warrior 2:08
10 Riot 5:58
11 Bleed For Me 3:25
12 I Am The Owl 4:52
13 Dead End 3:56
14 Moon Over Marin 3:42
In God We Trust, Inc.
15 Religious Vomit 1:06
16 Moral Majority 1:55
17 Hyperactive Child 0:37
18 Kepone Factory 1:19
19 Dog Bite 1:14
20 Nazi Punks Fuck Off 1:03
21 We've Got A Bigger Problem Now 4:30
22 Rawhide 2:10

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 2, 13 wks

Credits

LP:

Ray - guitar
Klaus - bass guitar, vocals and clarinet
Peligro - drums and vocals
Biafra - additional vocals

Produced by Thom Wilson and Dead Kennedys
Special thanks to Geza X
Executive Producer: Norm
Recorded at Hyde Street Studios and Mobius Music
Engineered by Oliver DiCicco, John Cuniberti and Mark Wallner
Also appearing:
The Mega-Zesty Designer Horns - Dave Barrett, Geoffrey Lyall and Bruce Ackley (Saxophones and Clarinet on 'Terminal Preppie')
Ninotchka - Backing Vocals on 'Winnebago Warrior', 'Forest Fire' and 'In-Sight'
Melisa Webber as The Voice Of Christmas Past

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CD:

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

Plastic Surgery Disasters:

Produced by Thom Wilson, Dead Kennedys and East Bay Ray
Additional Production by Geza X
Executive Producer: Norm
Recorded at Hyde Street Studios and Mobius Music
Engineered by Oliver DiCicco, John Cuniberti and Mark Wallner

Also appearing:
The Mega-Zesty Designer Horns - Dave Barrett, Geoffrey Lyall and Bruce Ackley (Saxophones and Clarinet on 'Terminal Preppie')
Ninotchka: Backing Vocals on 'Winnebago Warrior' and 'Forest Fire'
Melisa Webber as 'The Voice Of Christmas Past.'

Jello Biafra - vocals
East Bay Ray - guitar
Klaus Flouride - bass
Peligro - drums

In God We Trust:

Produced by Norm and East Bay Ray
Engineered by Oliver DiCicco
Recorded at Mobius Music and live at Target

Choir: East Bay Ray, Geoffrey Lyall, Ninotchka, Annette, HyJean, Darvon and Siobhan

East Bay Ray - guitar
Jello Biafra - vocals
D.H. Peligro - drums
Klaus Flouride - bass

Reviews & Opinions

TIM YOHANNAN, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #4, JAN/FEB 1983: The DKs are the only group around whose new releases I approach with the same expectation, apprehension, and critical ear that I did for each STONES record 16 years ago. You just know a lot of thought, work, and possible innovation will be invested in the grooves. Whether a self-appointed or media-chosen representative of "punk", Biafra must be carrying a lot of weight on his shoulders. As for the record, side 1 is more like their live selves and more like their earlier recordings. No real let-down, though there are no immediate "classics", either. Side 2 contains longer, more dramatic and varied pieces which, while bravely breaking new ground, can be very trying. I'll try more later. Meanwhile, the DKs keep subverting middle America. Keep it up.

DAVID SHERIDAN/JOE YOUNG/IRA ROBBINS, THE TROUSER PRESS MUSIC GUIDE, 1991: Plastic Surgery Disasters, with a gruesome mock-E.T. cover, enlarges the musical blend to include more three-dimensionality while retaining the Kennedys' typical rock energy. Songs like "Terminal Preppie," "Winnebago Warrior," "Trust Your Mechanic" and "Well Paid Scientist" mix humor and activism for pointed and intelligent observations on social absurdity.

Additional Notes

The 2001 remaster was also issued in the US by Manifesto (MFO 42901). Notice how on the reissue East Bay Ray has promoted himself to co-producer (he surprisingly did not keep the original jokey "Jello Biafra - Additional Vocals" credit on PSD.)

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Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters  - US LP 1982 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 27) Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters  - US LP 1982 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 27)

US LP 1982 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 27). Click here for more

Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters  - UK LP 1982 (Statik/Alternative Tentacles - STAT LP 11 / VIRUS 27) Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters  - UK LP 1982 (Statik/Alternative Tentacles - STAT LP 11 / VIRUS 27)

UK LP 1982 (Statik/Alternative Tentacles - STAT LP 11 / VIRUS 27). Click here for more

Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters - UK CD 2001 (Decay Music – DKS-69CD)Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters - UK CD 2001 (Decay Music – DKS-69CD)

UK CD 2001 (Decay Music – DKS-69CD). Click here for more

 

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