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Dead Kennedys Fan Reviews (11) 4.9
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"Outstanding"
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Dead Kennedys, Electric Ballroom, London - 9th August 2019

As always great set list delivered with their usual authority.

Posted by Catman on 10/08/2019

"Bucket List ticked"
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Dead Kennedys, Electric Ballroom, London - 9th August 2019

I never imagined I would have the chance to see them live, in London but I did and it was everything I hoped it would be. The vocals were maybe not as prominent as they should have been but other than that a fab night out

Posted by Rev on 10/08/2019

"Legends"
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Dead Kennedys, Old Fire Station, Bournemouth - 12th October 2017

First time at the Old Fire Station and very impressed. Well organised and efficient staff. Sound very good, crisp, clear and not too bloody loud.
The band were, it goes without saying, brilliant. It’s been a long, long time since I saw the band, and they were as tight and impressive as ever, storming through all the classics with Skip proving a more than adequate replacement for you-know-who. His on-stage banter was great, and it was nice to see him staying behind after the (second) encore to chat and shake hands with the audience. A great band and a good night.

Posted by Marcus Viner on 13/10/2017

"Dead Kennedys at Sheffield Academy 21.06.17"
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Dead Kennedys, O2 Academy2 Sheffield, Sheffield - 21st June 2017

This was an excellent show featuring all the classic tunes from their early 80s heyday with a new singer who has finally "found his feet" and added some of his own personality to the proceedings. The band were on good form generally, better than when I last saw them 9 years ago, with a decent sound quality and plenty of interaction with the crowd. Sadly, the event wasn't terribly well attended with the venue only about half full, though this did mean you weren't overcrowded like at some shows. One obvious negative point however was the exorbitant prices at the bar (for example, more than £5 a pint for beer)-something very much at odds with where the band's anti-corporate ethics and somewhat left of centre politics come from!

Posted by Adrian W on 16/07/2017

"Awesome!!"
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Dead Kennedys, O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol - 25th June 2017

Great gig, loads of energy,tight band rolling back the years!!! The venue is intimate and right in the middle of the city.

Posted by Fran on 27/06/2017

Dead Kennedys are the pioneers of hardcore punk. A speeding rhythm drives biting satire and a vitriolic attack on church, state, media and their very own punk scene.

Inspired by the anti-establishment nature of British punk rather than the art school punk of New York that preceded it, the San Francisco band first got started in 1978.

Their first single, California Über Alles, was a blasting attack on the Californian governor Jerry Brown. Released in March of 1979, the song set them apart from all the punk bands that had proceeded them in terms of the sheer speed and ferocity in the way the song was played. Clever, funny and biting, it proved to be an excellent template of what was to come. The release of Holiday In Cambodia, their second single, shortly after proved that this certainly wasn’t a fluke.

The band threw themselves into a flurry of activity. Their original singer and songwriter Jell Biafara (AKA Eric Reed Boucher) pitted himself against the establishment by trying to subvert it from within. He ran in the San Franciscan mayoral election and finished in fourth position. Somehow, the band also found the time to record their debut album. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables was released in 1980 through IRS Records.

The band formed their own label, Alternative Tentacles, and released the EP In God We Trust during 1981. The EP attacked Christianity, the then President Ronald Reagan and the rise of neo fascism in punk. The band continued to attract controversy with the single Too Drunk To Fuck released the same year. Unable to be given any mainstream airplay or to be stocked in many record stores due to the title, the song still managed to land #36 in the UK Singles Chart.

By the time of the release of their second album, Plastic Surgery Disasters in 1982, the band were a dominant force in terms of music and a means of political agitation. However, the band were still not without their problems. The use of HR Giger’s artwork on the 1985 album Frankenchrist saw the band prosecuted under obscenity laws, forcing the band into a long drawn out legal battle which resulted in a hung jury.

Bedtime For Democracy proved to be their final official album and was released in 1986.


The hardcore punks will headline at O2 Academy Oxford, Manchester Club Academy and The Roadmender at Northampton during August 2018.


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