Nazi Punks Fuck Off

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"Nazi Punks Fuck Off!"
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
Writer(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
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EP by Napalm Death
Released 1993
Genre Death metal
Grindcore
Length 10:43
Label Earache
Napalm Death chronology
The Peel Sessions
(1993)
Nazi Punks Fuck Off
(1993)
Fear, Emptiness, Despair
(1994)

"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.

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 Manchester sound engineer 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.

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

  • Blush, Steven. "American Hardcore: A Tribal History". Feral House, 2001. ISBN 0-9229-1571-7
  • Robbins, Ira. "The Trouser Press guide to '90s rock". Simon & Schuster, 1997.

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