About Dead Kennedys
An American punk rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band became part of the American hardcore punk movement of the early 1980s. They gained a large underground fanbase in the international punk music scene.
Their music mixed the more experimental elements of British 1970s punk with the raw energy of the 1980s American hardcore punk scene. Dead Kennedys’ songs mixed deliberately extreme lyrics with satire, sarcasm, and irony of social and political issues of the 1980s.
The band has had a number of controversies over the years that have kept them in the limelight, they continue to tour all over the world.