Dead Kennedys announce 2022 Mix from Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Photo via the official Dead Kennedys Instagram
Dead Kennedys have announced that they will be re-issuing their seminal 1980 debut album. fresh fruit for rotting vegetables, on September 30 via Manifest; The new version has been synchronized 2022 mix.
The latest installment of the popular LP has been remixed from the original multitrack tape format by acclaimed mixing engineer Chris Lord-Alge. The updated version also includes essays by Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Pennywise’s Fletcher Dragge, and more. Additionally, Remix 2022 contains unseen images of the formative San Francisco punk group.
Guitarist East Bay Ray issued a statement via press release, saying, “When the label suggested we remix Fresh fruit for rotting vegetables Klaus Fluoride and I were skeptical.” He concluded, “But we thought, ‘Why not? Let us try it.’ And, wow, Grammy winning maestro Chris Lord Alge was interested! It turns out he’s a big fan of the band. We tried one song, “Chemical Warfare”. What Chris brought back was incredible. Everyone heard the difference, so we said, ‘All right, let’s go!’”
Lord-Alge added his thoughts on the project: “Revisiting Fresh fruit for rotting vegetables was a glimpse of a band that packs so much excitement into every song. There’s so much drive and spirit to the style and playing.” He continued, “The big challenge for me was keeping the original sound honest and not making it modern, but enhancing the separation and clarity. A great chapter in history for Dead Kennedys.”
Additionally, Grohl shared a memory of the band’s influential nature and the impact they had on him as a teenager; he wrote: “I was in Washington at DK’s Rock Against Reagan show. The Dead Kennedys played and were one of my favorite bands. There were police helicopters and buses full of riot police everywhere. As a 13-year-old kid, it was like my own little revolution.”
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See the band’s announcement via Instagram below.