Halloween (Dead Kennedys song)

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Dead Kennedys - Halloween cover.jpg
Single by Dead Kennedys
from the album Plastic Surgery Disasters
B-side"Saturday Night Holocaust"
ReleasedDecember 1982
GenrePunk rock
LabelAlternative Tentacles
Songwriter(s)Dead Kennedys
Producer(s)East Bay Ray, Thom Wilson
Dead Kennedys singles chronology
"Bleed for Me"

"Halloween" (B-side "Saturday Night Holocaust") is the seventh and final single by Dead Kennedys. It was released in December 1982 on Alternative Tentacles. The song is from the band's second album, Plastic Surgery Disasters.

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The song is about Halloween (Dead Kennedys formed in San Francisco where Halloween is a large celebration) and questions why people don't celebrate it every day. Halloween says that people are too shy to express themselves that way on a daily basis because of what people might say; as shown in the line "People out on the street, they might glare at you."


Chart (1982) Peak
UK Indie Chart[1] 3


  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2014.

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