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Winston Smith designed the album cover to Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death, a compilation album by the American hardcore punk band the Dead Kennedys. It was released in June of 1987 through frontman Jello Biafra’s record label Alternative Tentacles. The album consists of songs that were not released on the band’s studio albums.
The album was certified gold by both BPI and the RIAA in December 2007. The title is a play on the famous ultimatum by Patrick Henry, “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!”, and is intended as a commentary on American consumerism. Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death was the last Dead Kennedys album that Biafra approved the production of, which also led to it being the last album released through Alternative Tentacles.
This album was reissued in CD and Vinyl in 2011 by Manifesto.
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