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Winston Smith designed the album cover to Fresh Duck For Rotting Accordionists by Duckmandu.
The Press Release:
Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists is a solo accordion (with vocals) version of the first Dead Kennedys Album Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. Also on the CD are six additional punk tunes by the Minutemen, D.R.I., Black Flag, Aaron Seeman, DEVO, and one extra by Dead Kennedys.
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys is truly one of the great albums in any genre. The level of musicianship is extraordinary. And although it is a “punk” album, it shows influence from surf, doo-wop, atonal music, and flamenco. However, the style of Dead Kennedys on this album has to be seen as a genre all its own.
In a sense this project was a science experiment which posed the question, “Would it be possible to play this very difficult music, note for note, on the accordion?” There were certainly moments when success seemed unlikely.
“Fresh Fruit” was released in 1980, so 2005 is the twenty-five year anniversary of this remarkable work, a great time for “Fresh Duck” to be released.
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