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Bedtime for Democracy


Download links and information about Bedtime for Democracy by The Dead Kennedys. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 48:34 minutes.

Artist: The Dead Kennedys
Release date: 1986
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 21
Duration: 48:34
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No. Title Length
1. Take This Job and Shove It 1:25
2. Hope With the Jet Set 2:07
3. Dear Abby 1:09
4. Rambozo the Clown 2:25
5. Fleshdunce 1:29
6. The Great Wall 1:32
7. Shrink 1:44
8. Triumph of the Swill 2:17
9. Macho Insecurity 1:30
10. I Spy 2:30
11. Cesspools In Eden 5:56
12. One Way Ticket to Pluto 1:38
13. Do the Slag 1:37
14. A Commercial 1:33
15. Gone With My Mind 1:43
16. Anarchy for Sale 1:18
17. Chickenshit Conformist 5:58
18. Where Do Ya Draw the Line 2:39
19. Potshot Heard 'Round the World 2:10
20. D.M.S.O. 2:09
21. Lie Detector 3:45



Released in 1986, Bedtime for Democracy was the last official album from political punk-rock pioneers Dead Kennedys (though the compilation-style Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death) would hit stores the following year). Disillusioned with the state of the music scene and the growing presence of both fashion-first wannabes and violent knuckleheads, the DKs would soon disband; the members went their separate ways before engaging in a drawn-out legal fight over royalties, credit, and ownership of the band name. On this set, Dead Kennedys sound off about heady issues like South African apartheid ("A Commercial"), Reaganism ("Rambozo the Clown"), the commercialization of punk ("Anarchy for Sale"), and covert wars overseas ("Potshot Heard 'Round the World"). One gets the sense that Dead Kennedys knew this would be their last gasp—the album tellingly starts with a cover of "Take This Job and Shove It"—but it's still a solid release from one of the most important bands of the '80s.