Kill the Poor

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"Kill the Poor"
Dead Kennedys - Kill the Poor cover.jpg
Single by Dead Kennedys
ReleasedOctober 1980
GenreHardcore punk
LabelCherry Red
Songwriter(s)Jello Biafra, East Bay Ray
Dead Kennedys singles chronology
"Holiday in Cambodia"
"Kill the Poor"
"Too Drunk to Fuck"
Back cover

"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 of this single is also additionally on the compilation album Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death (1987). A special "disco version" was played and recorded on March 3rd, 1979 and released on their live album Live at the Deaf Club

"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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Dead Kennedys - Singles". Retrieved September 5, 2014.

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