LP - out of print | CD - $12.00
The ultimate cover album comes in tribute to our forefathers, the late, lamented, Dead Kennedys. 16 artists stone and assassinate these hardcore classics!
Featuring Faith No More, Neurosis, Victim's Family, Sister Double Happiness, Kramer, Sepultura, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, L7, Nomeansno, Napalm Death, Didjits, Evan Johns and His H-Bombs, Alice Donut, Steel Pole Bathtub, Les Thugs, and Mojo Nixon and the Toad Liquors!
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"A ridiculously eclectic bunch pay tribute to Dead Kennedys. Faith No More, Neurosis, Sepultura, Nomeansno, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, L7, and a host of AT artists cover classic Kennedys tracks in styles as diverse as grindcore, country and purely invented genres, with the now equally legendary Napalm Death cover of "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" one of the many highlights. May well be the best covers album of all time."
"In 1992, Alternative Tentacles—the label co-founded by Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra—decided to celebrate its 100th release with the largely in-house DK tribute Virus 100. Solipsism aside, the disc succeeds: Everyone from Neurosis and Napalm Death to Mojo Nixon and L7 contribute renditions of DK's manic, twangy, hardcore anthems. The approach ranges from faithful to hilariously skewed, though Virus 100's most infamous track is Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy' grinding, funk-industrial version of "California Über Alles," which first appeared weeks earlier on the band's debut, Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury. Even Faith No More's crooning piss-take of "Let's Lynch The Landlord" works, perhaps because Mike Patton reverse-engineered the treatment that Biafra previously gave Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas.""
- The Onion
"Making a tribute album is a difficult task to undertake; there is always the risk of doing more harm than good to the legacy of a lengendary band. The main problem is that the covers either cannot live up to the originals, or that they sound virtually identical to the originals, making their creation pointless and boring to listen to. And while not all the songs on this self-appointed tribute from Alternative Tentacles live up to their masterpiece counterparts, it still ranks as easily one of the best tribute albums of all time. Why? Because it was done in a way only AT could have: By getting a variety of bands all playing the songs almost completely different from the originals. This works MOST of the time on this release, and that's enough to warrant a purchase for any Dead Kennedys or AT fan..."