Carlos Cadona

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Carlos Cadona
Also known as 6025
Genres Punk rock, post-punk
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Guitar, effects pedals, synths
Years active 1978-1981
Associated acts Dead Kennedys

Carlos Cadona, better known by his stage name 6025, is an American musician who served as the second guitarist for the American punk rock band Dead Kennedys, from their formation in July 1978 to March 1979. Due to his very short tenure in the band and disappearance from the public eye almost immediately thereafter, very little to no information is known about him or his current whereabouts, and the circumstances surrounding his departure from the band remain unknown.

Dead Kennedys (1978–1979)[edit]

Jello Biafra met Cadona, who dubbed himself 6025 from a clothing inspection ticket,[1] at the Mabuhay Gardens, and asked him if he wanted to pose as the band's drummer. 6025 then told Biafra that he could play guitar, and was invited to the group, subsequently joining in July 1978.[2][3] Although he is sometimes claimed to have been a drummer or singer, frontman Jello Biafra has stated that 6025 was recruited solely as a guitarist.[4][better source needed][5] Initially the band was a quartet, consisting of bassist Klaus Flouride, vocalist Biafra, guitarist East Bay Ray, and drummer Bruce Slesinger, all of whom had answered an ad placed by Ray.[6]

Biafra stated, "[A] week before our first gig we got a guitarist who called himself 6025 and he left about 6 months later".[4] He actually parted with the band roughly eight months later, in March 1979.[7][8][better source needed] According to Biafra, he was the best all-round musician in the band, however his taste for prog rock and idiosyncratic songwriting alienated him from the rest of the band.[1] 6025's final live appearance with Dead Kennedys was on March 3, 1979. The performance was taped and a few tracks appeared on compilation before being officially released in its entirety 25 years later as Live at the Deaf Club.[7]


Dead Kennedys[edit]



  1. ^ a b Michael Stewart Foley, Dead Kennedys' Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, Bloomsbury Publishing, May 21, 2015
  2. ^ Buckley, Peter. "The Rough Guide to Rock". Rough Guides. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Boulware, Jack; Tudor, Silke (September 29, 2009). Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive And Occasionally Pointless History Of Bay Area Punk From Dead Kennedys To Green Day. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-311380-5. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Jello Biafra Interview in January, 1981". Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Alex Ogg (May 1, 2014). Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables: The Early Years. PM Press. ISBN 978-1-60486-987-3.
  6. ^ "Dead Kennedys interview by Devin Herndon, February 14th 2002". Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2010.[better source needed]
  7. ^ a b Alex Ogg; Winston Smith; Ruby Ray (July 1, 2014). Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables: The Early Years. PM Press. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-1-60486-489-2.
  8. ^ "Dead Kennedys official bio". Retrieved December 16, 2010.