Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters & In God We Trust, Inc. CD
DEAD KENNEDYS (USA) - Plastic Surgery Disasters & In God We Trust, Inc. CD (2001 Manifesto Re-issue). Easily one of the most creative, colourful, and unique Hardcore Punk albums of the 80's. With stellar performances from the band and some of the best social satire out there from frontman Jello Biafra, this record deserves much more praise than it actually gets.
When it came to Biafra’s vocals and lyrics in "Plastic Surgery Disasters," he was just as fierce and aggressive as he was on "Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables." In this record though, you could tell that he added more histrionics to his vocals whether it be is creepy and sadistic side in “Forest Fire" or his snotty and sarcastic side in “Terminal Preppie,” but this album is also where you heard his signature vibrato. Lyrically, Plastic Surgery Disasters covered quite a bit of ground from environmental issues, “social regulations” as the band puts it in “Halloween,” hating on yuppies, distrust of government and a lot more.
This CD includes 1981’s In God We Trust Inc. as bonus material, making it an even wider-ranging album in general. But even to this day, the original 1982 version still stands on its own as one of the greatest Hardcore Punk albums of all time by one of the greatest Punk Bands of all time — a true classic. **originally published on punknews.org** Manifesto - MFO 42901