Halloween (Dead Kennedys song)

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"Halloween"
Single by Dead Kennedys
from the album Plastic Surgery Disasters
B-side Saturday Night Holocaust
Released December 1982
Format 7"
Recorded June 1982
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 3:35
Label Alternative Tentacles
Writer(s) Dead Kennedys
Producer(s) East Bay Ray, Thom Wilson
Dead Kennedys singles chronology
"Bleed for Me"
(1982)
"Halloween"
(1982)

"Halloween" (B-side "Saturday Night Holocaust") is the seventh and final single by the Dead Kennedys. It was released in December 1982 on Alternative Tentacles. The lyrics use the metaphor of a Halloween party to address the theme of human responses to nonconformity[disambiguation needed]. The song is from the band's second album, Plastic Surgery Disasters.

"Saturday Night Holocaust" is a song comparing drug-filled disco culture in the 70's and early 80's to cabaret culture in Nazi Germany, namely in the case of the apathy towards the government's actions. It ends with a modern version of the Nazi's persecution of the cabaret, and can in some ways be seen as a sort of companion to "California Über Alles" ("a Hitler youth in a jogging suit smiling face branded round his arm" can be seen as a re-appearance of the hippie-nazis of the aforementioned song).

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