Live at the Deaf Club

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Live at the Deaf Club
Dead Kennedys - Live at the Deaf Club cover.jpg
Live album by Dead Kennedys
Released January 27, 2004
Recorded March 3, 1979
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 39:29
Label Manifesto
Producer East Bay Ray
Dead Kennedys chronology
Mutiny on the Bay
(2001)Mutiny on the Bay2001
Live at the Deaf Club
Milking the Sacred Cow
(2007)Milking the Sacred Cow2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Live at the Deaf Club is a live album released by the Dead Kennedys in 2004 and had a limited edition re-release 2013 in the UK on Let Them Eat Vinyl . The actual performance took place at the San Francisco Deaf Club on March 3, 1979.

The performance was unique in that this was the last time their rhythm guitarist 6025 performed with them. It also includes original drummer Ted, later replaced in February 1981 by D.H. Peligro. Also, the song "Gaslight" and their covers of "Back in the U.S.S.R." and "Have I the Right" are not found on any other DK album (The Deaf Club recordings of "Short Songs" and "Straight A's" are featured on the compilation album Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death and the hard-to-find Can You Hear Me? Music From The Deaf Club along with "Police Truck"). "Back in Rhodesia" is an early version of "When Ya Get Drafted" with a different chorus than the final version. "Kill the Poor" is also a "disco" version minus the introduction.

The album has drawn criticism from former lead singer Jello Biafra, though several reviewers have given it good reviews, for example PopMatters [2] and[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jello Biafra, except where noted.

1."Introduction by DJ Johnnie Walker" (Johnnie Walker)0:20
2."Kill the Poor (Disco Version)"3:57
3."Back in Rhodesia (Early Version of 'When Ya Get Drafted')"1:31
4."The Man with the Dogs"3:22
5."Gaslight" (6025)2:40
6."California Über Alles" (Jello Biafra, John Greenway)3:44
7."Ill in the Head" (6025)3:25
8."Straight A's" (6025)2:13
9."Short Songs" (6025)0:31
10."Holiday in Cambodia"4:33
11."Police Truck"2:54
12."Forward to Death" (6025)1:53
13."Have I the Right?" (Alan Blaikley, Ken Howard)2:16
14."Back in the U.S.S.R." (Lennon–McCartney)2:31
15."Viva Las Vegas" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)3:31



  1. ^ Zupp, Adrian (2004-01-27). "Allmusic review". Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  2. ^ Kalet, Hank. "Dead Kennedys: Live at the Deaf Club - PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Dead Kennedys - Live at the Deaf Club (2004) -". Retrieved 2012-08-20.