Millions of Dead Cops (album)

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Millions of Dead Cops
M.D.C. - Millions of Dead Cops.jpg
Studio album by MDC
Released February 1982
June 1988
Recorded December 1981 in Houston, Texas
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 20:31
Language English
Label Alternative Tentacles, R Radical, Twisted Chords, Beer City
Producer Geza X
MDC chronology
Millions of Dead Cops
(1982)
Smoke Signals
(1986)Smoke Signals1986

Millions of Dead Cops is the debut studio album by the American hardcore punk band MDC. It was originally self-released in February 1982, being reissued/remixed through their own label R Radical with help from Alternative Tentacles later that year. Today it is considered a hardcore punk classic. The album was re-released by Twisted Chords in June 1988 as Millions of Dead Cops/More Dead Cops with 13 bonus tracks including both tracks from the "John Wayne Was a Nazi" single, the Multi-Death Corporations EP, the Millions of Dead Children EP and four previously-unreleased songs. The original mix of the album was re-released for Record Store Day in 2014 through Beer City Records.

Kurt Cobain listed it in his top 50 albums of all time.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dave Dictor, except where noted; all music composed by Ron Posner, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Business on Parade" (music written by Posner and Dictor) 1:26
2. "Dead Cops"/"America's So Straight" 1:59
3. "Born to Die" 1:57
4. "Corporate Deathburger" (lyrics written by Dictor and Al Schvitz) 1:16
5. "Violent Rednecks" 0:39
6. "I Remember" (lyrics written by Dictor, Schvitz and David Alpert; music written by Schvitz and Alpert) 1:59
7. "John Wayne Was a Nazi" (lyrics written by Dictor and Schvitz) 2:01
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Dick for Brains" (music written by Dictor) 1:03
2. "I Hate Work" (music written by Posner and Dictor) 0:55
3. "My Family is a Little Weird" (music written by Dictor) 1:54
4. "Greedy and Pathetic" (lyrics written by Dictor and Schvitz) 1:23
5. "Church and State" (lyrics written by Dictor and Schvitz) 0:30
6. "Kill the Light" (lyrics written by Dictor and Schvitz) 1:14
7. "American Achievements" 2:13
Total length: 20:31

Personnel[edit]

Additional performers

  • Buxf Dicks; Tammy Cleveland; J.J. – backing vocals

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 50 by Nirvana [MIXTAPE]". Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Cross, Gaar, Gendron, Martens, Yarm (2013). Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7603-4521-4.