Nazi Punks Fuck Off
|"Nazi Punks Fuck Off!"|
|Single by Dead Kennedys|
|from the album In God We Trust, Inc.|
|Dead Kennedys singles chronology|
|Nazi Punks Fuck Off|
|EP by Napalm Death|
|Napalm Death chronology|
"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. 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. 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.
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