Kill the Poor

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This article is about the single. For the film, see Kill the Poor (film).
"Kill the Poor"
Single by Dead Kennedys
B-side "In-sight"
Released October 1980
Format 7"
Recorded 1980
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:02
Label Cherry Red
Writer(s) Jello Biafra, East Bay Ray
Dead Kennedys singles chronology
"Police Truck"
"Kill the Poor"
"Too Drunk to Fuck"
Artwork by Winston Smith; a political take on Edvard Munch's expressionist painting, The Scream.

"Kill the Poor" was the third single by the Dead Kennedys. The record was released in October 1980 on Cherry Red Records with "In-sight" as the b-side. The title track was re-recorded for the band's first album, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980), although the single and album versions show little difference in comparison. The b-side for this single is available on the rarities album Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death (1987).

"Kill the Poor" reached #49 in the UK Singles Chart, spending three weeks on the chart.


Chart (1980) Peak
UK Indie Chart[1] 1
UK Singles Chart[2] 49


  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dead Kennedys - Singles". Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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