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Dead Kennedy’s — Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (2022 Remix)

Punk Rock Classic Get’s Remixed For New Vinyl Release

With the vinyl craze in full swing thanks to more people getting into the fold, this has left many artists getting into the mix to remaster their old material — in order to keep fans wanting more. 

I’ll just be blunt, this album is a fucking masterpiece!

But just to be clear let’s get one thing straight, there are no collaborations with MGK or Dua Lipa on this record. That’s not the remix we are talking about. In regards to “re-mixing,” it may include re-recording or using alternative audio to remix a song. This is usually done in order to make the album sound superior to previous recordings.

In this case, Chris Lord-Algae — who is known for working with the likes of Green Day and even Madonna had a soft spot for this record, and with the help of band members East Bay Ray and Klaus Flouride overseeing things, we get album that is

But let’s really talk about what Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables is really about as an album. If you want my honest opinion, this album feels like a precursor to what we would be going through currently. Each song highlights a prediction of what was to come in the future. Mind you, this album was recorded in the early 80s.

Kicking things off with “Kill The Poor” a song about the elite wishing to obliterate the lower class with a neutron bomb in order to gain the upper hand and do away with the less fortunate. Fast forward to today and we as a nation are enduring one of the worst homelessness crises — most of it brought on by greed. Scary? It is indeed a bit frightening.

Holiday In Cambodia, a song about self-entitlement is the perfect example of how self-entitlement is running rampant amongst not only the youth but also the source it came from.

Are die-hard fans going to complain about the re-mixing of this album? Depends on the fan, but rest assured this album is definitely worth picking up.

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