Bedtime for Democracy

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Bedtime for Democracy
Studio album by Dead Kennedys
Released November 1986
Recorded April and July 1986
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 48:40
Language English
Label Alternative Tentacles
Producer Jello Biafra
Dead Kennedys chronology
Frankenchrist
(1985)
Plastic Surgery Disasters
(1986)
Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
(1987)

Bedtime for Democracy is the fourth studio album by American hardcore punk band, Dead Kennedys. Bedtime for Democracy was released in November 1986.

The name of the album is a reference to the 1951 comedy film, Bedtime for Bonzo which starred Ronald Reagan. The name of the album may also reflect the band's bitterness from the aftermath of the both financially and emotionally draining trial that they were being subjected to at the time because of the controversial poster that was included with their previous album, Frankenchrist. When the band started recording Bedtime for Democracy, they had already played what would be their last live concert in February of 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area with lead singer Jello Biafra and they announced the band's breakup immediately after the record's release.[1] Allmusic rated the album 3 out of 5 stars.[2]

Songs[change | change source]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Take This Job and Shove It" (originally by Johnny Paycheck)  
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"    

References[change | change source]