Episode 152 with The Dead Kenneys’ Klaus Flouride

Band releases a remixed version of debut record

The Dead Kennedys’ classic 1980 album Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables has been remixed from the original multi-track tapes by Chris Lord-Alge and is now available via Manifesto Records. The band’s debut album, which was originally released on September 2, 1980, is politically incendiary while also wholly musically adept – provocative and often idiosyncratic agit prop lyrics bouncing off of careening, adrenaline-infused musicianship. So it’s only natural that the 40th anniversary re-release of this classic album is revisited by the GRAMMY winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge.

Bassist Klaus Flouride joins us to discuss how the themes of the album — capitalism, fascism and affluenza — are still applicable now. He also discusses how the pandemic played into the release of the record, which was delayed by two years and the band’s influence on modern music.

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Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com