THIS IS OUR MUSIC: THE 10 BEST DEAD KENNEDYS SONGS AS CHOSEN BY EAST BAY RAY

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Dead Kennedys circa 1983

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: THE 10 BEST DEAD KENNEDYS SONGS AS CHOSEN BY EAST BAY RAY.

Dead Kennedys formed in San Francisco in 1978 and were a driving force in the US punk scene.

The quartet’s sound took influences from instrumental surf rock, rockabilly and garage rock and wrapped it up in super-charged punk. With tongue firmly in cheek, Jello Biafra’s politically-charged lyrics provided a scathing commentary on the social issues of the day.

During that time, the band – including guitarist East Bay Ray, bassist Klaus Flouride and drummer DH Peligro – released four studio albums before parting ways in late 1986.

They reunited in 2001 – sans Biafra – and are currently fronted by Wynona Ryders’ Ron ‘Skip’ Greer.

We challenged East Bay Ray to pick the 10 definitive tracks from the band’s back catalogue…

http://www.teamrock.com/features/2015-06-17/the-10-best-dead-kennedys-songs-as-chosen-by-east-bay-ray?fb_ref=Default

 

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Dead Kennedys – “Holiday In Cambodia”

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Dead Kennedys – “Holiday In Cambodia”

(1980 single, on Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death, 1987).

“To me, this is one of our best songs, it’s got so much going for it. It may not sound that complicated on the surface but it actually has a lot more sections than most other songs. And a secret, unexpected ingredient with the drum beat. I never get tired of playing it.” East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys guitarist)

DOC: John Lydon on MTV (1992)

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DOC: John Lydon on MTV (1992).

A flash back to 1992 for a walk through Tijuana, Mexico, with John Lydon and host Dave Kendall. This appears to actually be an MTV news piece, likely repackaged from segments produced for a July 1992 episode of “120 Minutes” that featured the Public Image Ltd. frontman as co-host.

The footage would have been filmed, however, on or near Feb. 7, 1992, the date PiL filmed the video for “Covered,” the first song released off That What Is Not, at a Tijuana rock club called Iguana’s. There’s footage of that video shoot in this clip.

1.) Lydon came on-stage being carried atop a surfboard, 2.) Mike Joyce of The Smiths played drums that night, and, 3.) stopping a show mid-set to lip-sync to the same song over and over and over again can get pretty boring.

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http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/01/04/120-minutes-john-lydon-dave-kendall-tijuana/

 

DOC: Slowdive’s Souvlaki

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DOC: Slowdive’s Souvlaki.

Pitchfork.tv presents the latest installment of “Pitchfork Classic”, the serie about some of the greatest albums of the Pitchfork era.

This episode tells the story of Slowdive’s 1993 magnum opus Souvlaki.

The film follows the band as they come up in the flourishing Thames Valley shoegaze scene and chronicles the making of the album.

It features interviews with all of the band members as well as Creation Records’ Alan McGee, producer Chris Hufford, and engineer Ed Buller.