Dead Kennedys discography

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Dead Kennedys discography
Studio albums 4
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 3
Video albums 4
EPs 1
Singles 7

The discography of Dead Kennedys, an American punk rock band, includes four studio albums, one extended play, two live albums, three compilations and one demo.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
NZ
[2]
1980 Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
  • Released: September, 1980
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: LP, CS, CD
33 33 UK: Gold[3]
1982 Plastic Surgery Disasters 40 UK: Gold[4]
1985 Frankenchrist
  • Released: October, 1985
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: LP, CS, CD
UK: Silver[5]
1986 Bedtime for Democracy
  • Released: November, 1986
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: LP, CS, CD
UK: Silver[6]
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

EPs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
UK[7] US[8]
1981 In God We Trust, Inc.
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
UK[7] US[8]
2001 Mutiny on the Bay
  • Released: April 24, 2001
  • Label: Manifesto
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital download
2004 Live at the Deaf Club
  • Released: January 27, 2004
  • Label: Manifesto
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Compilations[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK[7] US[8]
1987 Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
84 US: Gold[9]
UK: Gold[10]
2007 Milking the Sacred Cow
  • Released: October 9, 2007
  • Label: Manifesto
  • Formats: CD
2014 Original Singles Collection
  • Released: April 15, 2014
  • Label: Manifesto
  • Formats: 7" Box Set
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Demos[edit]

Year Title
1978 The 1978 Demos
  • Length: 46:59

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[7]
1979 "California Über Alles"
b/w "The Man With the Dogs"
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
1980 "Holiday in Cambodia"
b/w "Police Truck"
"Kill the Poor"
b/w "In-Sight"
49
1981 "Too Drunk to Fuck"
b/w "The Prey"
36 Non-album single
"Nazi Punks Fuck Off"
b/w "Moral Majority"
In God We Trust, Inc.
1982 "Bleed for Me"
b/w "Life Sentence"
Plastic Surgery Disasters
"Halloween"
b/w "Saturday Night Holocaust"

Music videos[edit]

  • "Holiday in Cambodia"
  • "Forest Fire"
  • "Holiday in Cambodia" [Live]

Videos[edit]

Year Video details
1991 Dead Kennedys Live
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: VHS
2000 DMPO's On Broadway
  • Released: May 30, 2000
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • Format: DVD
2001 The Early Years Live
  • Released: July 3, 2001
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • Format: DVD, VHS
2003 In God We Trust, Inc.: The Lost Tapes
  • Released: July 22, 2003
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • Format: DVD, VHS

Other appearances[edit]

The following Dead Kennedys tracks were released on compilations, this is not an exhaustive list; tracks that were first released on the band's albums, EPs, or singles are not included.

Year Details Track(s)
1981 Let Them Eat Jellybeans![11]
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles (VIRUS 4)
  • Format: LP
  • "Nazi Punks Fuck Off"
Wake the Dead
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Take It! Magazine (1150195)
  • Format: flexi 7"
  • "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" (exclusive mix)
1982 Not So Quiet on the Western Front
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles (VIRUS 14)
  • Format: 2xLP, CD
  • "A Child and His Lawn Mower"[I]
Wargasm
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Pax Records (PAX 4)
  • Format: LP
  • "Kinky Sex Makes The World Go Round"[I]
1986 Play New Rose for Me
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: New Rose Records (ROSE 100)
  • Format: LP, CD

^ I Denotes tracks that were re-released on Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Chart Stats - Dead Kennedys". theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Dead Kennedys". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables BPI certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2008-06-24. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Plastic Surgery Disasters BPI certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2008-06-24. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Frankenchrist BPI certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2008-06-24. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Bedtime for Democracy BPI certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2008-06-24. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b c d Warwick, 2004. p.305
  8. ^ a b c "Dead Kennedys > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  9. ^ "Album Certification". RIAA. Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  10. ^ "Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death BPI certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2008-06-24. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Various - Let Them Eat Jellybeans!". Punknews. February 16, 2007. Retrieved 2018-04-20. 
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