Nazi Punks Fuck Off

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"Nazi Punks Fuck Off!"
Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks Fuck Off cover.jpg
Single by Dead Kennedys
from the album In God We Trust, Inc.
B-side "Moral Majority"
Released November 1981
Format 7"
Recorded 1981
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 1:03
Label Alternative Tentacles
Songwriter(s) Jello Biafra
Dead Kennedys singles chronology
"Too Drunk to Fuck"
(1981)
"Nazi Punks Fuck Off!"
(1981)
"Bleed for Me"
(1982)
Nazi Punks Fuck Off
ND Nazi Punks Fuck Off.jpg
EP by Napalm Death
Released 1993
Genre Death metal
Grindcore
Length 10:43
Label Earache
Napalm Death chronology
Live Corruption
(1992)Live Corruption1992
Nazi Punks Fuck Off
(1993)
Fear, Emptiness, Despair
(1994)Fear, Emptiness, Despair1994

"Nazi Punks Fuck Off" was the fifth single by the Dead Kennedys. It was released in 1981 on Alternative Tentacles with "Moral Majority" as the B-side. Both are from the In God We Trust, Inc. EP, although the EP version is a different recording from the single version. The single included a free armband with a crossed-out swastika. The design was later adopted as a symbol for the anti-racist punk movement Anti-Racist Action.

The English grindcore band Napalm Death recorded a cover of "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" for their 1993 EP of the same name.[1] American Melodic death metal band Darkest Hour recorded a cover of the song for the 2007 album Kerrang! Higher Voltage.

In the opening of the In God We Trust, Inc. version of "Nazi Punks Fuck Off", Biafra mentions English producer Martin Hannett, who had worked with Joy Division and Buzzcocks, accusing him, tongue-in-cheek, of having "overproduced" the recording.[2] Hannett, in fact, did not work with the Dead Kennedys.

The 2015 film Green Room features the song, played in the film by fictional band Ain't Rights.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[3] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robbins, 504
  2. ^ "Martin Hannett biography" Archived 26 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. martinhannett.co.uk. Retrieved on 28 June 2008.
  3. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 

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