Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk/punk rock band from San Francisco, California. During the 1980s the band gained a large underground following in the international punk music scene. Their music mixed the more experimental elements of English 1970s punk with the raw energy of the 1980s American hardcore punk scene. Dead Kennedys' songs mix the deliberately shocking lyrics of punk with a satirical and sarcastic left-wing commentary on social and political issues.
ARTIST BIO: WORDBURGLAR A strong contender for the most likely-to-be-quoted rapper at the water cooler, Wordburglar
BING SELFISH "Pop music for the cynical present -- bright, breezy, sardonic, witty, a work of dazzling luminosity that confirms Phil Ochs's contention that 'In such an ugly time, the true protest is beauty.'" "Essential for anyone who thinks that rock, politics and humour can't occupy the same mental and aesthetic space" - The Wire (UK) Included in The Wire magazine's list of "60 singers and songs that broke the mould" (May 2004) for his personal anthem 'The Ideal' ; Bing Selfish is the dapper crooning Dean Martin of the disaffected and disenfranchised.
Homeboy Sandman grew up in Queens, New York City and attended boarding school at New Hampshire