bedtime for democracy lp

DEAD KENNEDYS — “Bedtime for Democracy” LP
What’s this? A DK album that I like? Impossible, and yet it happened. Yes, that’s right, “‘Bedtime for Democracy” is a GREAT album. Mickey used to give me tapes of their old stuff and I never could get into it, but now they are slightly “thrashier” and this album rips! “One Way Ticket to Pluto”, “Cesspools in Eden” and “Chickenshit Conformist” are among the better tracks (of a whopping 21)! Being basically a metal-monger, it takes a good hardcore band to tickle my fancy (among other things) and the DKs have hit it with their new album. [TONY]

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987]