Dead Kennedys’ game-changing debut album, Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, is 40 years old today! The record helped create the blueprint for American Hardcore, and introduced several enduring songs into the punk lexicon. It was angry protest music set to a maniacal back-beat.
Like any classic, Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables has aged extremely gracefully. The fears and grievances Dead Kennedys confronted are as relevant today as they were four decades ago. “East Bay” Ray’s buzzing surf guitar and Jello Biafra’s one of a kind voice still cut like a sonic knife.
Crank up Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables for 14 tracks of pure punk bliss!