1985 studio album by Dead Kennedys

Frankenchrist is the third studio album by American hardcore punk band, Dead Kennedys. Frankenchrist was released in October 1985.

Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1985
RecordedMay & July 1985
GenreHardcore punk
LabelAlternative Tentacles
ProducerJello Biafra
Dead Kennedys chronology
''A Skateboard Party
Frankenchrist ''Bedtime for Democracy

The album caused controversy because of a poster that was inserted in the original record sleeve. The poster called Landscape #XX, or Penis Landscape H. R. Giger, was a painting that showed rows of penises and vulvae. Lead singer Jello Biafra's record label Alternative Tentacles was almost driven to bankruptcy and Biafra was brought to trial for distributing harmful matter to minors but was not convicted.[1] Allmusic rated the album 3.5 out of 5 stars.[2]


No. Title Length
1. "Soup Is Good Food"    
2. "Untitled"    
3. "This Could Be Anywhere (This Could Be Everywhere)"    
4. "A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch"    
5. "Chicken Farm"    
6. "Jock-O-Rama (Invasion of the Beef Patrol)"    
7. "Goons of Hazzard"    
8. "M.T.V. - Get off the Air"    
9. "At My Job"    
10. "Stars and Stripes of Corruption"    


  1. Wishnia, Steven. Of Punk and Pornography: Rockin' With the First Amendment. The Nation.
  2. "Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-03-12.