Monday, April 2, 2012

Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death

Dead Kennedys “Give Me Convenience of Give Me Death, 1987
(Alternative Tentacles)

This 1987 compilation of  Dead Kennedys tracks sourced from various recordings may not qualify as a proper album in the band’s discography.  Although the subject matter of “Police Truck” is the hypocrisy of the force,  probably to Jello Biafra’s disappointment, the lines “We’re goin’ downtown, gonna beat up drunks/You’re turn to drive, I’ll bring the beer”  create a great track to down amber nectar too. Too Drunk To Fuck” continues the drinking theme straight away cheerleading drunken punkness sticking a fork straight to the brain.   Although the cover of “I fought the Law” is twisted into a much more political Dead Kennedys fashion, drinking beer in the hot sun is still very much a part.  Turn the album up and get your buzzbomb on.


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