Bedtime for Democracy

Dead Kennedys - Bedtime for Democracy
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Based on 3 reviews
1986 Ratings: #74 / 102
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Based on 54 ratings
1986 Ratings: #186
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Dead Kennedys' final studio album proves to be a boring, clumsily stitched together nothing album filled with as much filler as the group could come up with after their tedious trial.

Where Dead Kennedys' previous successes proved that they were a punk band who could make music that didn't have to be the repetitive mess of their contemporaries, Bedtime For Democracy falls under many of the exact same traps as every bad punk album in existence. The long tracklisting filled with worthless ... read more


I'm not mad just disappointed


Dead Kennedy's last release, and it's not a bad album, dropping the surf rock influence and making the song more shorter and snapper is a nice change but it ultimately fails to stick out as much as their first 2 records. With too many songs, the record can feel a bit tedious and over stretched, but does contain some fun catchy tunes but nothing as memorable as their other records.

Track Review

Take This Job and Shove It 7.5/10.
Hop With the Jet Set 7/10
Dear Abby 7/10
Rambozo the Clown ... read more

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Track List

  1. Take This Job and Shove It
  2. Hop With the Jet Set
  3. Dear Abby
  4. Rambozo the Clown
  5. Fleshdunce
  6. The Great Wall
  7. Shrink
  8. Triumph of the Swill
  9. Macho Insecurity
  10. I Spy
  11. Cesspools in Eden
  12. One-Way Ticket to Pluto
  13. Do the Slag
  14. A Commercial
  15. Gone With My Wind
  16. Anarchy for Sale
  17. Chickenshit Conformist
  18. Where Do Ya Draw the Line
  19. Potshot Heard Round the World
  20. D.M.S.O.
  21. Lie Detector
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Added on: February 14, 2015