Best Dead Kennedys Songs
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Love this song. Has everything a good punk rock song needs, love Jello's vocals, the intro is what mad this song the best song ever. If you don't feel the lyrics, you are not punk and should go listen to Justin Bieber.
The song is about a communist country, so if you lived in North Korea you could quite easily relate to this song, It's been said before thousands of times, Punk is an idea, it's not all about the music. - RIDDLER2K15
The Dead Kennedys are one of those rare occurrences in music where their most popular song is their best - dlbk03
The album version is better however...
Classic of all classicsV 3 Comments
Just play it loud!
Although Holiday In Combodia is there most famous, I believe California Uber Alles is their greatest. The bass line is unforgettable and the song itself shows how controversial yet awesome DK is. All I gotta say now is "I am Governor Jerry Brown, My aura smiles and never frowns, soon one day I'll be president..." - cjWriter1997
Honestly I just like the story behind this song... it was a response to some neo nazis thinking DK was a neo nazi band... nope!
Good top 3, only order is screwed up, "Kill the Poor" is their best, the best satire I've ever heard and great music behind it.
Awesome song from an awesome game. Should be much higher on the list!
Tony Hawk Pro Skater anyone? - TristanMatheny
Should be up there near the top, not the typical DK's sounding song but very powerful.
This isn't even a Dead Kennedys song. It's a Clash cover.
Actually, it's making fun of the original song by Sonny Curtis, which was then made popular after being covered by the Bobby Fuller Four. The song was then covered by the Clash. - dlbk03
This is not a clash cover you dumb chode, they changed the lyrics.
I do not think that this song is the best, but I'm suprised why it is not in the list
Hummm... this is the clash�'s song...
The napalm death version is awesome two. - Caleb9000
Killer riff and bassline… Riot is my favourite Dead Kennedys song by a long way
California is better I think, but this song has the best bass part I have ever heard and intro noise with Jello's scream is great too
How come this is not even in the list? This is one of the many amazing songs they could come up with even after Fresh Fruit for Rotting vegetables set up such a big benchmark.
The quintessential DKs song: loud fast hardcore punk mocking the materialist in all of us.
Are you serious? Just listen to that guitar!
How has nobody voted on this yet? The first song I ever heard heard by DK, it started a trail that would eventually lead to DK being ranked high among my favorite bands. The song is fast, the lyrics are reatable and the name makes stupid music from today look like lullabies. 10/10!
I think chemical warfare deserves to be here. Amazing intro, fast paced, loud music, with a big touch of dark humor, that's Jello all right. Every song from "Fresh fruit from rotting vegetables" deserves to be here. (Except Ill in the head, because lets face it, the lyrics are good but the music is boring) I honestly don't know why Holiday in Cambodia is labelled as being from the album "Give me convenience or give me death" because it appeared in "Fresh Fruit for rotting vegetables, first. And ha! To you for not being able to put the "Penis landscape" as the album art for frankenchrist.
Short, biting, Dead Kennedys at their finest.
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List StatsUpdated 19 Aug 2017
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2. Moon Over Marin
3. Holiday in Cambodia
2. Kill the Poor
3. I Fought the Law