Dead Kennedys ‎– Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

Cherry Red ‎– B RED 10
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Kill The Poor
Written-By – Ray*, Biafra*
A2 Forward To Death
Written-By – 6025
A3 When Ya Get Drafted
Written-By – Biafra*
A4 Let's Lynch The Landlord
Written-By – Biafra*
A5 Drug Me
Keyboards – Ninotchka, Paul RoesslerWritten-By – Biafra*
A6 Your Emotions
Written-By – Ray*
A7 Chemical Warfare
Performer [Clubhouse Scene] – Rocky Mountain Arsenal ChoirWritten-By – Biafra*
B1 California Über Alles
Written-By – Biafra*, Greenway*
B2 I Kill Children
Written-By – Biafra*
B3 Stealing Peoples' Mail
Keyboards – Paul RoesslerWritten-By – Biafra*
B4 Funland At The Beach
Written-By – Biafra*
B5 Ill In The Head
Guitar – 6025Written-By – 6025, Biafra*
B6 Holiday In Cambodia
Written-By – Dead Kennedys
B7 Viva Las Vegas
Written-By – Pomus*, Schuman*

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℗ & © 1980 Cherry Red Records
© 1980 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd. except B1 © Sound Diagrams and B7 © Carlin Music Corp.
Manufactured in England

1st pressing shows the original band photo on the back cover.
Later pressings show the band photo again, but with the heads cut off or just the note "Stay tuned for further details" instead.

Some copies came with a b&w foldout poster.

2nd pressing still has band heads showing on back cover, but 'Kill The Poor' also listed under 'Also Available', and run-out groove etching reads 'Do you deserve to live' instead of 'Well who are the brain police ???'

Some first pressings have matrix inscription "Do you deserve to live??" and no response to "Is life as boring as you are??".

See variants below.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout ("FACE UP"): B RED-10-A-2 IS LIFE AS BORING AS YOU ARE? MAYBE max Lyn-8664-2U A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout ("FACE DOWN"): B RED-10-B-2 max A PORKY PRIME CUT WELL??? WHO ARE THE BRAIN POLICE? Lyn-8665-2U
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 : "FACE UP" ): BRED-10-A "IS LIFE AS BORING AS YOU ARE??" LyN 8664-1UT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 : "FACE DOWN" ): BRED-10-B "DO YOU DESERVE TO LIVE??" LyN 8665-1UT
  • Matrix / Runout ("FACE UP", Variant 3 ): BRED-10-A MAX IS LIFE AS BORING AS YOU ARE?? (Lyra symbol) LyN 8664-1UT
  • Matrix / Runout ("FACE DOWN", Variant 3): BRED-10-B MAX DO YOU DESERVE TO LIVE?? (Lyra symbol) LyN 8665-1UT

Other Versions (5 of 129) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VIRUS 1CD Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(CD, Album, RE) Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 1CD US 1993 Sell This Version
CDREAL0108065 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(CDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) The Theory Is Sound Project CDREAL0108065 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
DI 457 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(CD, Album, RE, RM) Del Imaginario Discos DI 457 Argentina 2017 Sell This Version
SP 70014 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(LP, Album, RP) Faulty Products SP 70014 US 1982 Sell This Version
CDM RED 10 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(CD, Album, RE, RM) Cherry Red CDM RED 10 UK Unknown Sell This Version


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August 20, 2018
The real first pressing runs a bit too fast (about 10 - 15%). Subsequent pressing do not. Who observed his pressing to run too fast?


July 29, 2018
I am looking for only a sleeve for the VIRUS 1 LP. I have the record in great condition but the cover is completely torn and damaged. If anyone has just the sleeve/cover for sale please let me know. Any inners/inserts included would be great.


January 14, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
On my vinyl and cover everything looks like on 1st press UK, but there's no runout etchings on either sides,
Is it 1st press UK or something unofficial?


December 22, 2017
On my version of this issue the "ARE" of the Side B runout is underlined - although only from the middle of the A to the start of the E. Is that true on yours?


July 24, 2017
without doubt should be in everyone's top 10 punk albums of all time


September 28, 2015
Hi, I have a B RED 10 release with a foldout black and white poster which, here, it states something about virgin music publishing where as mine says, ' manufactured in England by couchsound LTD' . I have yet to see any mention of this. I'm fairly sure it's a first pressing, is this information significant in any way ?


February 12, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

How many were produced of the the very first pressing of the Cherryred 10 version
I've got one hanging on my wall.
Yet it is in the 2nd press sleeve???
I remember buying it at easter in 1981


June 4, 2012
No mention of the orange cover first press?


November 12, 2010
I've got this on red was, blue wax, yellow wax, purple wax, green wax, orange wax, and white wax!


October 8, 2010

Their best stuff. Not that the ones that follow are terrible.