Sunday, February 21, 2016
Songs Of My Life #21 - Forward to Death - Dead Kennedys - 1980
Songs Of My Life #21
My real introduction to punk music (apart from pieces of The Clash that had filtered through to radio via the single "Rock the Casbah") was via a mixed 90 minute mixed tape of various bands that came to most of our group from our mate Lee Mould, whose brother compiled it for him for education purposes.
This was one of the two songs on it from a band called Dead Kennedys (the other being "Kill the Poor"), and it was the song that encouraged me to seek them out further, which led to me getting their truly magnificent "Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables" album. Dead Kennedys had no fear in their lyrical bombardment of those things that really pissed them off, and their wonderful punk accompaniment sets it of brilliantly.