Virus 100: Dead Kennedy Covers [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/1992
  • Label: Alternative Tentacle
  • UPC: 721616010022
  • Catalog Number: 100
  • Sales rank: 95,733

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Police Truck - Didjits (2:18)
  2. 2 Too Drunk to Fuck - Evan Johns & His H-Bombs (3:38)
  3. 3 Halloween - Alice Donut (5:11)
  4. 4 Let's Lynch the Landlord - Faith No More (2:53)
  5. 5 Nazi Punks Fuck Off - Napalm Death (1:21)
  6. 6 Forward to Death - Nomeansno (1:12)
  7. 7 Chemical Warfare - Steel Pole Bath Tub (3:31)
  8. 8 Saturday Night Holocaust - Neurosis (6:51)
  9. 9 Moon over Marin - Les Thugs (5:28)
  10. 10 Ill in the Head - Victim's Family (2:41)
  11. 11 California Über Alles - The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy (4:47)
  12. 12 Winnebago Warrior - Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors (3:29)
  13. 13 Drug Me - Sepultura (1:49)
  14. 14 Insight - Kramer (3:06)
  15. 15 Let's Lynch the Landlord - L7 (2:01)
  16. 16 Holiday in Cambodia - Sister Double Happiness (4:16)
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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
Les 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
The 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 Jr. 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
Les 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
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Contributor
Brian Else Engineer
Cecil English Producer, Engineer
Michael Franti Contributor
Bill Gould Contributor
George Horn Mastering
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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