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Virus 100

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Police Truck - Didjits
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Too Drunk To Fuck - Evan Johns And His H-Bombs
3:38
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Halloween
Artist: Alice Donut
5:11
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Let's Lynch The Landlord - Faith No More
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Nazi Punks Fuck Off
Artist: Napalm Death
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Forward To Death - Nomeansno
1:12
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Chemical Warfare - Steel Pole Bath Tub
3:31
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Saturday Night Holocaust
Artist: Neurosis
6:51
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Moon Over Marin
Artist: Les Thugs
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Ill In The Head
Artist: Victims Family
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California Uber Alles - Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy
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Winnebago Warrior
Artist: Mojo Nixon and The Toadliquors
3:29
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Drug Me - Sepultura
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Insight
Artist: Kramer
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Let's Lynch The Landlord
Artist: L7
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Holiday In Cambodia
Artist: Sister Double Happiness
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Total Tracks: 16   Total Length: 54:32

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"Grown up" or "sold out"

chomskyite

Funny how commitment and passion are "childish." I guess that's why I have no use for "grown ups". I don't care for all the stuff on this album. As much as I love Gary Floyd, I really dislike Sister Double Happiness doing "Holiday in Cambodia." "California Uber Alles" is the best of the bunch. I'm glad I bought this one, but it's not something I listened to over and over, like I did the original DK albums.

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Worth it for Les Thugs alone

captkeano

I guess I've grown up. I can't listen to the Dead Kennedys the way I did when I was younger. Biafra's voice grates and his rather childish take on politics, while remaining charming and right on, seems a little toothless. That said, the man and the band have written some timeless tunes, here frequently *bettering* the original. "Moon Over Marin" - as done by Les Thugs, French accents and vocal harmonies intact - soars in a way the Kennedys never could have accomplished on their own. It simply transcends. Napalm Death's take on "Nazi Punks" is about the only version that could out menace the original, and Faith No More's hilarious "Let's Lynch the Landlord" is wonderful. Even Hiphopricy, with their well overplayed and over-released updated-cover of "California Uber Alles" succeed. Comps are frequently worthless, cover comps especially so. This one isn't. If it's not an arrow in your quivver, you need to make it one now. And fast.

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what the deuce?

SatansArmpit

I can't believe no one has reviewed this record. It's not only my favorite AT compilation, it's my favorite compilation record ever. Alice Donut, Nomeansno, Faith No More and other great bands doing covers of the Dead Kennedy's. Don't pass this up.

They Say All Music Guide

Leave it to Jello Biafra — he is the only one who could get away with putting together a tribute to his label and his band (the Dead Kennedys) and not come off as egotistical. Actually, Virus 100 is a fitting tribute to an era of punk rock that is long gone. The participants are not afraid to put their own unique stamp on the songs that they cover, and it emphasizes the widespread influence of Biafra’s musical vision. Nomeansno put in an a cappella version of “Forward to Death” that needs to be heard to be believed. Napalm Death rages through “Nazi Punks Fuck Off,” but despite being one of the fastest bands on earth, they do not beat the original version’s one-minute time frame. Faith No More turns “Let’s Lynch the Landlord” into lounge jazz, Mojo Nixon turns “Winnebago Warrior” into country, and Kramer even turns “Insight” into chamber music! All of these efforts are very good, but the most interesting turn is the Disposable Heroes of Hipoprisy’s amazing remake of “California Uber Alles.” Already one of the strongest numbers in the Kennedys’ book, rapper Michael Franti updates the song for California governor Pete Wilson, twisting the hardcore anthem into a Public Enemy-style affair. Elsewhere, Alice Donut, Sepultura, Neurosis, the Didjits, and Steel Pole Bath Tub put in respectable, faithful renditions of Kennedys classics. Only L7′s uninspired take on “Let’s Lynch the Landlord and Victims Family’s dull “Ill in the Head” drag the album down, and they are easily forgotten when held against the rest of the album. This is a fitting tribute to an underrated band and serves as an excellent introduction to their music. – Bradley Torreano

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