Dead Kennedys Mutiny on the Bay (Live)
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- Released: April 13, 2010
- Label: Manifesto Records
- 2.Police Truck
- 3.Kill the Poor
- 4.Holiday in Cambodia
- 5.Moon Over Marin
- 6.California Uber Alles
- 7.MTV Get Off the Air
- 8.Too Drunk to Fuck
- 9.Goons of Hazzard
- 10.This Could Be Anywhere
- 11.Forward to Death
- 12.I Am the Owl
The Dead Kennedys: Klaus Flouride (vocals, bass); D.H. Peligro (vocals, drums); Jello Biafra (vocals); East Bay Ray (guitar, electric 12-string, echoplex).
Recorded live at The Elite Club, San Francisco, California on March 20, 1982; The Stone, San Francisco, California on February 16, 1986; The Stone, Palo Alto, California on February 17, 1986; University Of California, Davis, California on February 21, 1986.
Digtitally remastered by John Cuniberti (The Plant Mastering, Sausalito, California).
Personnel: D.H. Peligro (vocals, drums); Klaus Flouride (vocals); East Bay Ray (guitar, electric guitar).
Audio Mixer: East Bay Ray.
Recording information: Elite Club, San Francisco, CA; The Stone, Palo Alto, CA; The Stone, San Francisco, CA; University of California, Davis, CA.
Photographers: Chester Simpson; Sue Brisk.
Jello Biafra would never have released this. The result of a judge siding with the other three members in their lawsuit against singer/leader Biafra, this live LP and the reissues of their LPs via license is messy. On one hand, the matter was decided in open court, rightly or wrongly, and we certainly don't blame Manifesto for taking on the valuable catalog once it became legally East Bay Ray's, D.H. Peligro's, and Klaus Flouride's to barter. And it's not our place to tell the curious not to buy these rather fine records, either. It just feels hollow, somehow. Ray, Peligro, and Flouride don't know how lucky they were that Biafra kept control of the catalog from the onset, released it all on his own Alternative Tentacles, and kept it all in print. They've been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades, while pretty much every other musician in the other punk/hardcore bands were ripped off by shady, bankrupt indie labels. One feels sympathy with Biafra's side of a dispute over a minimal accounting error. And his refusal to exploit the catalog strikes me as fair enough. Secondly, it was Biafra's personality, knowledge, crazy antics, and most of all his astounding, singular lyrics that made the band so popular. Biafra's crack about his vocals coming in and out (due to the chaos of those old shows, he never worried much about staying on mic) is entirely valid. The LP sounds great otherwise. Culled from four different shows after Peligro joined in 1982, the sound is consistent, the set list inspired, the playing sharper than many of their New York shows, and the live photos are first-rate history. Call this the one good thing that came out of the bitter suit. (Sorry, Jello!) ~ Jack Rabid
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