Dead KennedysIguana Studios Rehearsal Tape - San Francisco 1978

Label:Manifesto (2) – MFO 42911
Vinyl, LP, Album, Record Store Day, Limited Edition


A1Man With The Dogs3:19
A2Kepone Kids2:11
A3Forward To Death1:40
A4Kill The Poor3:27
A5Your Emotions1:48
A6Dreadlocks Of The Suburbs3:02
A7I Kill Children2:18
B1Cold Fish2:50
B2Holiday In Cambodia4:31
B4Mutations Of Today5:04
B6California Über Alles3:47

Companies, etc.



Unreleased 1978 Rehearsal Tapes
40th Anniversary Vinyl Limited Edition
RSD Black Friday release
Quantity of 2000

Only listed Publishing credit is for track B5.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 767004291116
  • Rights Society (B5): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): MFO 42911-A GI KB A6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): MFO 42911-B GI KB B6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): MFO 42911-A GI KB A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): MFO 42911-B GI KB B1

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Iguana Studios (LP, Album, White Label)Manifesto (2)MFO42911US2018
New Submission
Iguana Studios Rehearsal Tape - San Francisco 1978 (CD, Album)Manifesto (2)MFO 42911US2019



  • rocknrollsteve's avatar
    The sound isn't as bad as some are making it out to be - it's an early rehearsal tape that wasn't recorded for release. Can I recommend albums by Yes or The Alan Parsons Project albums to those looking for an audiophile experience?

    Get a little dirt on your hands. Jeez...
    • CykoMF's avatar
      This has to be the earilest version of these tracks officially released. Wonder if this came from 6025's personal cassette copy. Gotta love that garbled spot in Rawhide! LOL

      It is pretty rough soundwise but the inclusion of Cold Fish and a few other rarities plus the early stage development of the 'hit' sings are what makes it cool to hear, if only once. Jellos hadn't quite developed his pronounced vocal delivery quite yet. Ted's drums (Especially on 'California') are pretty loose but you can hear the tunes are really coming together.
      • JASON_CRYER's avatar
        Sounds truly abysmal. Audio quality is beyond rotten... avoid at all costs. Did an A/B comparison to the Demos 1978 bootleg and the boot sadly blows this away. Sounds like an incredibly muffled and degraded tape for the source.
        • Grunkle_Chubs's avatar
          Now just hold your horses fellas. This was in 1978, 2 years before they released Fresh Fruit, and 1 year before they released their first single. There likely wasn't any professionally recorded material at this time, so we get this. As seen on the back cover, this may have well be recorded on a cassette tape. But for those expecting a hi-fi experience, sorry mate.
          • ricstultz's avatar
            Edited 5 years ago
            Super raw, awesome to hear the band in their primal infancy.. band sounds great, jello vocals buried
            • rarend's avatar
              Also, the record is only 120 grams. Still something special though, being a ltd. edition.
              • patjmang82's avatar
                The quality is not very good, I was hoping it would be sourced from the studio masters but it doesn't sound much better than the bootlegs of these recordings floating around.


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