Dead Kennedys discography


Dead Kennedys discography
Dead Kennedys discography
Releases
Studio albums 4
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 3
EPs 1
Singles 17
Video albums 4

The discography of the Dead Kennedys, an American punk rock band, includes four studio albums, one extended play, two live albums and three compilations. This list does not include material performed by members or former members of the Dead Kennedys that was recorded with Lard, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The No W.T.O. Combo or any solo projects.

Contents

Demos

Year Title
1978 The 1978 Demos
  • Length: 46:59

Studio albums

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
NZ
[1]
1980 Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
  • Released: September, 1980
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: LP, CS, CD
33 33 UK: Gold[2]
1982 Plastic Surgery Disasters 40 UK: Gold[3]
1985 Frankenchrist
  • Released: October, 1985
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: LP, CS, CD
UK: Silver[4]
1986 Bedtime for Democracy
  • Released: November, 1986
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: LP, CS, CD
UK: Silver[5]
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

EPs

Year Title Peak chart positions
UK[6] US[7]
1981 In God We Trust, Inc.
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Live albums

Year Title Peak chart positions
UK[6] US[7]
1983 A Skateboard Party
  • Released: August 1983
  • Label: Starving Missile, Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: vinyl
2001 Mutiny on the Bay
  • Released: April 24, 2001
  • Label: Manifesto
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital download
2004 Live at the Deaf Club
  • Released: January 27, 2004
  • Label: Manifesto
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Compilations

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK[6] US[7]
1982 Not So Quiet on the Western Front
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: 2-LP, CD
  • Track: "A Child And His Lawn Mower"
1987 Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
84 US: Gold[8]
UK: Gold[9]
2007 Milking the Sacred Cow
  • Released: October 9, 2007
  • Label: Manifesto
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes albums that did not chart.

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[6]
1979 "California Über Alles" Non-album single
1980 "Holiday in Cambodia"
"Police Truck"
"Kill the Poor" 49 Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
"Viva Las Vegas"
1981 "Let's Lynch the Landlord"
"Drug Me"
"Too Drunk to Fuck" 36 Non-album single
"Nazi Punks Fuck Off" In God We Trust, Inc.
1982 "Bleed for Me" Plastic Surgery Disasters
"Halloween"
"Moon Over Marin"
1985 "MTV Get off the Air" Frankenchrist
"Jock-O-Rama"
1986 "Chickenshit Conformist" Bedtime for Democracy
1987 "I Fought the Law (And I Won)" Give Me Convenience OR Give Me Death
"—" denotes singles that did not chart.

Videos

Year Video details
1991 Dead Kennedys Live
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: VHS
2000 DMPO's On Broadway
  • Released: May 30, 2000
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • Format: DVD
2001 The Early Years Live
  • Released: July 3, 2001
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • Format: DVD, VHS
2003 In God We Trust, Inc.: The Lost Tapes
  • Released: July 22, 2003
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • Format: DVD, VHS

References

General
Specific
Notes
  • Warwick, Neil; Jon Kutner, & Tony Brown (2004). The Complete Book of the British Charts: Singles and Albums. Omnibus Press. ISBN 1-84449-058-0. 

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