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Dead KennedysGive Me Convenience Or Give Me Death

Label:Alternative Tentacles – VIRUS 57CD
Format:
CD, Compilation, Reissue
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Hardcore, Punk

Tracklist

1Police Truck
Music ByRay*
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
ProducerGeza X
RemixR. Pepperell*
2:23
2Too Drunk To Fuck
EngineerOliver Dicicco
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
Noises [Vomit And Gagging]Geza X
ProducerDead Kennedys, Geza X
Producer [Production Assistance]Norm (2), R. Pepperell*
2:38
3California Über Alles
EngineerJim Keylor
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
Words ByJohn Greenway
3:26
4The Man With The Dogs
EngineerJim Keylor
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
3:01
5Insight
EngineerOliver Dicicco
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
ProducerNorm (2)
1:38
6Life Sentence
Executive ProducerNorm
Mixed ByEast Bay Ray
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
Producer [Produced With Special Thanks To]Geza X
2:38
7A Child And His Lawnmower
EngineerTom Mallon
ProducerDead Kennedys
Words By, Music ByBiafra*
0:54
8Holiday In Cambodia
Music BySlesinger*, Ray*, Flouride*
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
ProducerGeza X
RemixR. Pepperell*
3:43
9I Fought The Law
Lyrics By [New Lyrics]Biafra*
Mixed ByBiafra*, John Cuniberti
ProducerBiafra*
Written-BySonny Curtis
2:17
10Saturday Night Holocaust
Executive ProducerNorm
Music ByDead Kennedys
Producer [Produced With Special Thanks To]Geza X
Words ByBiafra*
4:22
11Pull My Strings
Music BySlesinger*
Words ByBiafra*
5:53
12Short Songs
EngineerJim Alcivar, Jim Keylor
Executive-ProducerRobert Hanrahan
Music By, Words By6025
Recorded By [Live Recording]BSU Productions
0:20
13Straight A's
EngineerJim Alcivar, Jim Keylor
Executive-ProducerRobert Hanrahan
Music By6025
Recorded By [Live Recording]BSU Productions
Words ByBiafra*
2:05
14Kinky Sex Makes The World Go 'Round
Mixed ByBiafra*, Oliver Dicicco
Mixed By [Assisted By]Norm deFur*
Music ByPeligro*, Ray*, Flouride*
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
ProducerBiafra*
Vocals [Second]Klaus*
4:17
15The Prey
Music ByRay*
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
ProducerDead Kennedys, Geza X
Producer [Production Assistance]Norm (2), R. Pepperell*
3:44
16Night Of The Living Rednecks
Music BySlesinger*, Flouride*
Words ByBiafra*
5:10
17Buzzbomb From Pasadena
EngineerOliver Dicicco
Music ByRay*
Music By, Words ByBiafra*
Other [Psychic Motor Oil]Norm
ProducerBiafra*, Oliver Dicicco
2:20
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Notes

This version was pressed some time between 1994 and 2003.

A compilation of singles, B-sides, compilation tracks and live tracks.

Track 1 b-side of second single. ©1980 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 2 a-side of fourth single. Released Spring 1981 (Alternative Tentacles Virus 2). Recorded at Mobius Music and Hyde Street Studios. ©1981 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 3 a-side of first single. Released June, 1979 (Alternative Tentacles 95-41. Re-issued 1980 on Optional). Released the following October in the U.K. on Fast Products. Recorded at BSU Studio. ©1978 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 4 b-side of first single. ©1979 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 5 b-side of third single. Released Fall, 1980 (A-side was slight re-mix of 'Kill The Poor'). ©1980 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 6 b-side of Bleed For Me single. Release Summer, 1980 (Alternative Records Virus 23). Recorded at Hyde Street Studios and Mobius Music. ©1982 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 7 originally appeared on double album compilation Maximum Rock N Roll presents NOT SO QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Alternative Tentacles Virus 14). Recordeed at Tom Mallon Studio. ©1982 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 8 a-side of second single. An alternative version appeared later on the 'Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables' LP. Released Spring, 1980. First on Optional Records, then on I.R.S. Records with an upgraded sleeve. ©1980 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 9 originally intended for release as a flexi-disc in 1985 under the name 'Lily White Dan and the Hot Potatoes' to be given away at street protests marking Dan White's return to San Francisco. Later appeared on Rose 100, 'Play New Rose For Me' double LP compilation album, released worldwide by New Rose Records, France, in 1986. Recorded at Hyde Street Studios. Mixed at City Sound.
Track 10 b-side of 'Halloween' single. Released December, 1982 (Alternative Tentacles Virus 28). ©1982 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 11 recorded live at BAM magazine's 3rd Annual Bay Area Music Awards at the Warfield Theater, San Francisco, March 25, 1980. Special thanks to Dennis Erokan and Miles Hurwitz for granting us use of this recording. Originally intended for release as part of a 4-song live 12" EP. The other three songs would have been the versions of "Bleed For Me", "Government Flu" and "Chemical Warfare" recorded for the film "URGH! A Music War" and rebroadcast on MTV's "The Cutting Edge". A&M Recorded had purged us from the URGH! soundtrack album because they didn't like our band name. ©1980 Decay Music (BMI)
Tracks 12 and 13 originally appeared on "Can You Hear Me? Music From The Deaf Club" live compilation LP. Recorded March 3, 1979. Last performance with five-piece line-up: Biafra, Ray, Klaus, Ted on drums and 6025 on other guitar. An earlier version of 'Police Truck' was also featured. Released 1980 by Walking Dead Records first through Optional and later through ©1979 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 14 originally appeared on Wargasm benefit compilation LP, released spring, 1982 by Pax U.K. Later appeared on P.E.A.C.E. benefit double album compilation released by RRadical, late 1984. Mixed at Mobius Music. ©1982 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 15 b-side of fourth single. Recorded at Mobius Music, Hyde Street Studios and live in the Tenderloin (we ran a mix from the Hyde St. Studio A control board out into the street to record the background noises. ©1981 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 16 recorded live by persons unknown at the Earth Tavern, Portland, Oregon, on November 19, 1979, while Ray was changing strings. ©1987 Decay Music (BMI)
Track 17 ©1987 Decay Music (BMI)

Tracks 1, 2, 8 and 15 licensed from Cherry Red Records.

Rear sleeve and CD: All songs (C) & (P) Alternative Tentacles Records except track 9 Acruff-Rose Opryland Music Co. (BMI).

CD Booklet: All songs (C) 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987 Decay Music (BMI) Virus 57CD.

Printed in Canada.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 21616-0057-2 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 721616005721
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): ⎊ 128045-4W4-8282-A *VIRUS 57CD*
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): ⎊ 128045-XD3-7215-A *VIRUS 57CD*
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L973
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L792
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2D4C
  • Rights Society: BMI

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