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Record Details

Artist: Dead Kennedys
Title: Frankenchrist
Format: 12"
Label: Alternative Tentacles
Cat No: VIRUS 45
Released: 1985
Genres: HardcorePunk
Status Have
Added To List 29th July 2022
Disc 1 | 12"
Withdrawn Poster 
A Matrix:
A VIRUS 45 A₁ "The Full Rich Flavor of Stark Reality" L-22265  
B Matrix:
A VIRUS 45 B₁ "To cope is to cop out" L-22265-X  

Additional Information

Comments Inital copies included a poster of "Work 219: Landscape XX" (also known as "Penis Landscape") by Swiss artist [a=HR Giger] and a sticker on the shrinkwrap with the tracklist and a (sarcastic) warning note. An Alternative Tentacles catalog insert was also included.

The ensuing controversy resulted in the poster being removed from later copies. These included a poster order form / PMRC info insert, and the sticker was stamped "Banned" in red. Some later copies still included the poster.

This version's identifying points include:
- dark chocolate red AT label (vs repress versions' bright burgundy).
- "45" on AT label in a small font.
- rounded upper corners on inner sleeve.
- No "Made in Canada" on inner sleeve.

A repress exists with identical runouts but different details: [r6982584]

Track times do not appear on release.
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