Halloween (Dead Kennedys song)


Halloween (Dead Kennedys song)

Infobox Single
Name = "Halloween"


Artist = Dead Kennedys
from Album = "Plastic Surgery Disasters"
B-side = "Saturday Night Holocaust"
Released = December 1982
Format = 7"
Recorded = June 1982
Genre = Hardcore punk
Length = 3:35
Label = Alternative Tentacles
Writer = Dead Kennedys
Producer = East Bay Ray, Thom Wilson
Certification =
Chart position =
Last single = "Bleed for Me"
(1982)
This single = "Halloween"
(1982)
Next single =

"Halloween" (B-side "Saturday Night Holocaust) is the seventh and final single by the Dead Kennedys. It was released in December of 1982 on Alternative Tentacles. The lyrics use the metaphor of a Halloween party to address the theme of human responses to nonconformity.The song is from the band's second album, Plastic Surgery Disasters.

"Saturday Night Holocaust" is a song comparing drug-filled disco culture in the 70's and early 80's to cabaret culture in Nazi Germany, namely in the case of the apathy towards the governments actions. It ends with a modern version of the Nazi's persecution of the cabaret, and can in some ways be seen as a sort of companion to "California Über Alles" ("a Hitler youth in a jogging suit smiling face branded round his arm" can be seen as a re-appearance of the hippie-nazis of the aforementioned song).


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