California Über Alles
|"California Über Alles"|
|Single by Dead Kennedys|
|from the album Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables|
|Songwriter(s)||Jello Biafra & John Greenway|
|Dead Kennedys singles chronology|
The song is about Jerry Brown, the Governor of California from 1975-1983 (and later 2011–present). It is sung from his perspective, as a fictional version of Brown shapes a hippie-fascist vision for America. The title is a reference to the first (and no longer sung) stanza of the national anthem of Germany, which began with the words "Deutschland, Deutschland über alles" (literally: "Germany, Germany above all").
References[change | change source]
- "Dead Kennedys' "California Uber Alles"". Mix Online. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "Activision Announces Complete Song Line-up for Tony Hawk's American Wasteland". About.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
- "California Über Alles by Dead Kennedys". Rock Band. Retrieved February 16, 2014.[permanent dead link]