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Virus 100: Dead Kennedy Covers
     

Virus 100: Dead Kennedy Covers

 
Leave it to Jello Biafra -- he is the only one who could get away with putting together a tribute to his label and his band (the Dead Kennedys) and not come off as egotistical. Actually, Virus 100 is a fitting tribute to an era of punk rock that is long gone. The participants are not afraid to put their own unique stamp on the songs that they cover, and it

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Leave it to Jello Biafra -- he is the only one who could get away with putting together a tribute to his label and his band (the Dead Kennedys) and not come off as egotistical. Actually, Virus 100 is a fitting tribute to an era of punk rock that is long gone. The participants are not afraid to put their own unique stamp on the songs that they cover, and it emphasizes the widespread influence of Biafra's musical vision. Nomeansno put in an a cappella version of "Forward to Death" that needs to be heard to be believed. Napalm Death rages through "Nazi Punks Fuck Off," but despite being one of the fastest bands on earth, they do not beat the original version's one-minute time frame. Faith No More turns "Let's Lynch the Landlord" into lounge jazz, Mojo Nixon turns "Winnebago Warrior" into country, and Kramer even turns "Insight" into chamber music! All of these efforts are very good, but the most interesting turn is the Disposable Heroes of Hipoprisy's amazing remake of "California Uber Alles." Already one of the strongest numbers in the Kennedys' book, rapper Michael Franti updates the song for California governor Pete Wilson, twisting the hardcore anthem into a Public Enemy-style affair. Elsewhere, Alice Donut, Sepultura, Neurosis, the Didjits, and Steel Pole Bath Tub put in respectable, faithful renditions of Kennedys classics. Only L7's uninspired take on "Let's Lynch the Landlord" and Victims Family's dull "Ill in the Head" drag the album down, and they are easily forgotten when held against the rest of the album. This is a fitting tribute to an underrated band and serves as an excellent introduction to their music.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/1992
Label:
Alternative Tentacle
UPC:
0721616010022
catalogNumber:
100

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Didjits   Track Performer
Faith No More   Track Performer
Klaus Flouride   Bass,Background Vocals
L7   Track Performer
Napalm Death   Track Performer
Mojo Nixon   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Nomeansno   Track Performer
Sepultura   Track Performer
Alice Donut   Track Performer
Kramer   Voices,Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Thugs   Track Performer
Neurosis   Track Performer
Sister Double Happiness   Track Performer
Steel Pole Bath Tub   Track Performer
Victim's Family   Track Performer
Ben Cohen   Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Mike Buck   Drums
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy   Track Performer
Jennifer Finch   Bass,Vocals
Gary Floyd   Vocals,Background Vocals
Suzi Gardner   Guitar
Pete Gordon   Piano,Background Vocals
Evan Johns   Guitar,Saxophone,Vocals,Track Performer
Richard Marshall   Guitar
Dan McCann   Bass,Guitar
Sean McCarthy   Bass,Background Vocals
Christophe Meanard   Voices
Mike Middleton   Drums,Background Vocals
Demetra "Dee" Plakas   Drums
Donita Sparks   Guitar
Stuart Sullivan   Conductor
Pierre Yves   Bass
Jesse Pintado   Guitar
Shane Embury   Bass
Danny Herrera   Drums
Igor Cavalera   Drums
Max Cavalera   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Andreas Kisser   Guitar
Paulo   Bass
Evan Johns & His H-Bombs   Track Performer
Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors   Track Performer
Lynn Perko   Drums,Background Vocals
Michael Jung   Guitar
Simon McIlroy   Keyboards,Sampling
Steve Von Till   Guitar,Vocals
Scott Kelly   Guitar,Vocals
Mitch Harris   Guitar
Larry Boothroyd   Bass
Dave Edwardson   Bass,Vocals
Jason Roeder   Drums
Ralph Spight   Guitar,Vocals
Sissi Hayes   Bass
Stephen Moses   Trombone,Drums
Eric ?   Guitar,Voices
Danny Roman   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Tim Solyan   Drums

Technical Credits

Jello Biafra   Composer
Dead Kennedys   Composer
Didjits   Contributor
Faith No More   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
L7   Contributor
Napalm Death   Producer,Contributor
Mojo Nixon   Contributor
Nomeansno   Producer,Contributor
Sepultura   Producer,Contributor
Alice Donut   Contributor
Kramer   Engineer,Contributor
Thugs   Contributor
Neurosis   Producer,Contributor
Sister Double Happiness   Producer,Contributor
Steel Pole Bath Tub   Contributor
Victim's Family   Contributor
Mike Bordin   Contributor
Roddy Bottum   Contributor
Mike Buck   Producer
Scott Burns   Contributor
Karl Derfler   Engineer
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy   Contributor
Brian Else   Engineer
Cecil English   Producer,Engineer
Michael Franti   Contributor
Bill Gould   Contributor
Charlie Hunter   Contributor
Evan Johns   Producer,Contributor
Norman Kerner   Producer,Engineer
Steve Marker   Engineer
Dan McCann   Producer
Colin Richardson   Engineer
Reggie Stiggs   Producer
Stuart Sullivan   Engineer
Rono Tse   Contributor
Simone White   Contributor
Dale Flattum   Contributor
Mike Morasky   Contributor
John Wright   Producer,Engineer
6025   Composer
John Yates   Executive Producer
John Greenway   Composer
Darren Mor-X   Contributor
Paulo Junqueiro   Engineer
Jaques Lebone   Engineer
Greg Werckman   Executive Producer
Jason Traeger   Executive Producer
Mass Hypnosis   Producer

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