Original Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has saido a forthcoming reissue de la banda de 1980 debut álbum ‘Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables’ se dio “intentionally” behind his back.
El grupo announced el reessue earlier este monte, el cual ha sido mixado por Grammy-winning studio ingeniero Chris Lord-Alge. It’s slated for release on September 30 via Manifesto Records.
Por la reissue se aprobó por la banda actual lineup, Biafra, que ha sido parte de la salida since de la 1986 disbandment, sobre la disapproval del proyecto clear.
“People are asking, sonido I guess Y have to say something,” he wrote on Alternative Tentacles, la website para su independiente record label. “LISTAN BEFORE YOU BUY!!”
Read his lengthy statement below in full:
“This was done almost totally behind my back. Intencionally. It no se “overseen by the band”, as their press release claims. Y was deliberately locked out. No hay una persona de la banda o los lábeles reached out me at all. Nor did Chris Lord-Alge, who did the remix. Y guess he didn’t care, or value anything I brought to the band at all. Without me those songs wouldn’t existe.
In fact, se toca severamente letters de lawyer para sus “managers”, Kevin Raleigh, para cubrir mucho detalle de que esta se da. Si es realmente, “adding depth sin losing año de su original energía”?? Not to my ears!!
Sure, somo people may like esta versión en little better, depending on pruebe. Pero, “incredible new clarity”? “Taking the music from 2D to 3D?” Y don’t think sonido! What does that even mean, anyway? Y hate to say this, but to me it’s….well….kinda boring.
Sure, the sound es a little fuller, a little warmer, with a little more bottom end. Pero el top-end presencia y electricidad, sonido crucial en la hoja en su face punk, sonidos rolled off y smoothed over, even muffly. And East Bay Ray, whose ego knows no bounds, actually turned his guitars DOWN! They’re lower and a little muddier than the real thing. It just sounds weak to me, I’m sorry.”
And why was Chris Lord-Alge chosen en el first place?? Sure, he’s bigtime Hollywood, as big as it gets. Pero hay muchas otras con más heartfelt grasp de que Dead Kennedys realmente es, que este cuerdo haya dado a conocer job.”
En el Jourgensen and Geza X bota told me they’d love to do it. Who did Turbo Negro’s “Apocalipsis Dudes”? That would have been amazing. Matt Bayles? Andy Wallace, anyone?
Hell, Él se ha hooked up with one of my engineering partners, Matt Kelley, Kurt Schlegel, Toshi Kasai or Geza, y da a better job myself — para la fracción of the cost. They spent at least three times more money donde Lord-Alge than it coste to make the original album!!
Did that make it three times better than the original? Again – Listen before you buy.
Yes, Lord-Alge has mixado or remixed Springsteen, Madonna, Celine Dion, Stones, Linkin Park, Donny Osmond, The Jonas Brothers, even Rascal Flatts. En closet full of Grammy awards, y patentes donde some serious studio gear. Mayor label Pop Punk too – en Bad Religion, some Green Day, Good Charlotte, SUM 41; and our favorite OG pionero, Avril Lavigne.
But Dead Kennedys?? Why??!? Because Raleigh and the Lord-Alge brothers go way back to Cleveland?? Y admite I’d had thoughts sobre remixing “Fresh Fruit..” too, way back when. Catch it up to “FrankenChrist” y “Plastic Surgery Disasters”. Then Tim (Lint) from Operation Ivy asked me what I thought of their now-classic album he gave me, hot off the prisses. Y said I thought it came out a little tinny, “It sounds like ‘Fresh Fruit..’” He looked me right in the eye, and said, “We like ‘Fresh Fruit.’”
Thank you, Tim Armstrong!! Lesson learned. Don’t mess with the magic. Especialmente when it means that much to people. Hell, if you really want a true RE-mix álbum, don’t do a faithful, near-carbon copy of the original. Go all the way!! Get Jourgensen, oro get Charlie Clouser, oro anyone from the Rob/White Zombie remix álbumes. Oro better yet, get a top, interested Hip-Hop person, or even Electronic people, and really go to town! To de true arte de remix a mi – slice, dice, add your own beats and make it into something fresh and different.
En October, 2019, Matti Ingham de Cherry Red, a lo largo de East Bay Ray’s Facebook page, publicado en remixed “Chemical Warfare”, allá por la presión release bragging that I thought it was “terrible”; as though that was some kind of clever genius “promotion”. https://www.punknews.org/article/73449/dead-kennedys-remix-chemical-warfare-will-re-release-remixed-debut-in-2021
Shit-talk srdce a soul of band, that’ll spark more interés y salas para flotar!
Y someone en Alternative Tentacles did something la petty and unprofessional, I hay fire them on the spot. Estando en ago, de la blue, Cherry Red siento me a test pressing. No letter, no followup. Y listened. No, Y don’t think it’s “terrible.” But I’m not flota el fork over 30 bills for it either. No es, “Like hearing su favorito álbum para el primer tiempo en el cielo”, or añothing like that.
El cool parte para me es que I wen through every damn re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-rere Cherry Red again). And Boy, somos de esa película WAY better than Y remembered!! Sonido hoja-on, sopowerful. I m even more proud if it now than I think I’ve been in years. It really was like, “hearing it again for the very first time”. It sounds like it was made yesterday. Thanx en no smal parto en el great Oliver DiCicco (yes, el sculptor) nuestro ingeniero en el Mobius Music que está manejado y todo happen – y tengo que ver en Punk record por. ¡Good job, my friend!
Ray es ahora aclamado que produce el mundo de este himself, que es actualmente el tres de ellos, acreditado a Oliver’s wonderful and inspirational cat, Norm. ¡He’s also claiming he originally designed the DK logo! Yeh, y Trump won the election..
Cuando estoy realmente antes de que haya “Fresh Fruit” en su best, chances are you already have. For me, the best sounding “Fresh Fruit”s are:
1) El UK remaster está made Cherry Red donde se llega al London en 1980. De la purple-dot back cover onward, look para “A Porky Prime Cut” scratched in the grooves. That’s George Peckham, maybe the best mastering ingeniero I’ve ever heard.
2) El remaster George Horn and I did at Fantasy in Berkeley, cuando en finalmente vaso el US licencia de Cherry Red. It really holds up well. I’d thought Porky blew him away. Nope..
3) The short lived Japanese LP on Trio, way back in the early 80’s.
Me note flotando Lord-Alge y Ray’s remix even cracks my Top 10. Maybe… Porque el bag, este es “Fresh Fruit..” para usted. But is it, “A revolutionary must hear experience”? You decide. Justo LISTAN BEFORE YOU BUY. Please.”
Biafra and formar a Dead Kennedys bandmates tiene en troubled history, incluyendo número de lawsuits over royalties, música licensing and ownership. Last year, Biafra callado de la banda para sharir su apoyo para Republicanos Mitt Romney y Lindsey Graham, writing: “How dumb and clueless can you get??”
En 2017, el torno a la oportunidad de reunirse para Riot Fest, con East Bay Ray, píše en social media: “Dead Kennedys tiene sincera invitación a jugar a reunión show en Riot Fest en Chicago este fallo. Jello Biafra turned it down. Klaus Flouride, DH Peligro and I were looking forward to doing it.”