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Frankenchrist

Frankenchrist was an album released by the Dead Kennedys in 1985 on Alternative Tentacles. The final cut from the album, "Stars and Stripes of Corruption", is notable as it basically lays out Jello Biafra's philosophies about the way the U.S. should work.

The album was a subject of great controversy because of a poster inserted in the original record sleeve. The poster, H.R. Giger's Landscape #XX, was a painting depicting rows of penises in anal intercourse. The band was brought to trial for distributing harmful matter to minors, and though eventually winning the case, Biafra's Alternative Tentacles was driven almost to bankruptcy. Only through the support of fans was the label able to stay alive. Biafra came out as a champion of free speech, and was one of the most active opponents of the PMRC.

Track listing

  1. "Soup Is Good Food" (Dead Kennedys) 4:18
  2. "Hellnation" (Dead Kennedys/Peligro) 2:21
  3. "This Could Be Anywhere" (Dead Kennedys) 5:24
  4. "A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch" (Dead Kennedys) 5:49
  5. "Chicken Farm" (Dead Kennedys) 5:05
  6. "Jock-O-Rama" (Dead Kennedys) 4:06
  7. "Goons of Hazard" (Biafra/Dead Kennedys/East Bay Ray) 4:24
  8. "MTV-Get off the Air" (Biafra/Dead Kennedys) 3:37
  9. "At My Job" (Dead Kennedys/East Bay Ray) 3:40
  10. "Stars and Stripes of Corruption" (Dead Kennedys) 6:25

Personnel

  • Jello Biafra - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Mixing, Visual Concept
  • Klaus Flouride - Bass, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Sweet - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Wild Bill - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Susan Caldwell - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Kris Carleson - Vocals (bckgr)
  • John Cuniberti - Engineer, Mixing, Digital Remastering
  • Jeff Davis - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Steve DePace - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Danielle Dunlap - Vocals (bckgr)
  • East Bay Ray - Synthesizer, Bouzouki, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), *Bellzouki, Digital Remastering
  • Gary Floyd - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Julie Hoffman - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Tim Jones - Keyboards
  • John Leib - Trumpet
  • D.H. Lipat - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Robyn Lutz - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Microwave - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Laura T.R. Muetz - Vocals (bckgr)
  • D.H. Peligro - Drums, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Eugene Robinson - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Nina T.R. Stapleton - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Winston Smith - Art Direction
  • Newsweek - Photography
  • Lester Sloan - Photography



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