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 and/or a Cherry Red Records 'catalogue' printed inner sleeve.

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??".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched runout): B RED-10-A-2 IS LIFE AS BORING AS YOU ARE? MAYBE max Lyn-8664-2U A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched runout): B RED-10-B-2 max A PORKY PRIME CUT WELL??? WHO ARE THE BRAIN POLICE? Lyn-8665-2U

Other Versions (5 of 152) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SMB 40128, M. BOX 40128 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(LP, Album) Music-Box, Music-Box SMB 40128, M. BOX 40128 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
SMB 40128, Μ. ΒΟΧ 40128 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(LP, Album, RP) Music-Box, Music-Box SMB 40128, Μ. ΒΟΧ 40128 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
B RED 10 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Cherry Red B RED 10 UK 1988 Sell This Version
B RED 10, 3.35.404.002 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(LP, Album, RE, Whi) Cherry Red, GEL Continental B RED 10, 3.35.404.002 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
1031 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1031 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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October 29, 2020
I need some help identifying my press. It's similar to this press -
except the band members on the back of the cover are all headless. I bought it second hand and it didn't come with any poster and in a generic sleeve.
Any thoughts are appreciated.


August 11, 2020
I have an italian pressing on Ariston with "PORKY PRIME CUT ß9" etched on runouts (sleeve seems to be same as the other two issued here): as it's not listed, does anybody have infos about this?


March 28, 2020
edited 8 months ago
My copy has the extra insert of as well as its side 2 runout (LYN 8665 3TH), but the side 1 runout is the B RED-10-A IS LIFE AS BORING AS YOU ARE? MAX Lyn-8664-2U A PORKY PRIME CUT. like

I suppose they used an old plate for side 1?

It does have the standard poster, also.


November 19, 2019
edited 7 months ago
A good document of the times ... A group that made most of the UK punk bands at the time seem a bit 'predictable','tame','humourless','irrelevant' ??- though many preferred the 7" versions of 'Cambodia & 'Uber Alles...i think it's a better record than the hardcore 'In God We Trust inc'- but not as good as 'Plastic Surgery Disasters'??
Tracks off tape ...'West Runton -'Sat- 11/10/1980'. (support band -UK Decay)
(a side).Man with the Dogs
When ya get drafted
Stealing people's mail
Kill the poor
Funland at the beach
California Uber Alles
(B side) Police truck
Bleed for me
Too drunk to F**k
Holiday in Cambodia..


January 30, 2019

I have a mail order flyer for Dead Kennedys Live VHS "The Video" from the UK in my second pressing.


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 over 3 years 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