YMMV: Dead Kennedys

  • Anvilicious: Some listeners would like Biafra and crew better if they didn't punch you in the face with their messages.
  • Broken Base: Between those who take Biafra's side and those who are behind the rest of the band.
  • Chorus-Only Song - "I Like Short Songs".
  • Face of the Band - Jello Biafra.
  • Fanon Discontinuity - No Dead Kennedys without Jello Biafra. It just can't be!
  • Genius Bonus: See the Shout-Out section on the main page.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight - considering the direction the subject in question is going to, you'd be more and more rooting for their song "MTV - Get off the Air".
    • Also, now that Jerry Brown is Governor of California again, "California Über Alles" is actually relevant for the first time in 30 years.
      • Ironically, Biafra has since disavowed the song, saying he's come around to appreciate Brown as a better politician than most.
  • Misaimed Fandom - There were quite a few neo-Nazi fans who didn't realize "Kill The Poor" was supposed to be a sarcastic song. "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" was the direct result and was their way of telling the neo-Nazis and boneheads to get the fuck out of their shows.
  • Narm: "Religious Vomit," Yes, it was supposed to be taken seriously. Ironically, 6025, who wrote it, later became a fundamentalist Christian.
  • Painful Rhyme -
    • "I am Emperor Ronald Reagan/Born again with fascist cravings" (from "We've Got a Bigger Problem Now", The Remake of "California Über Alles").
    • "It's the suede denim secret police/They have come for your uncool niece" (The original "California Über Alles")
  • Signature Song - "Holiday in Cambodia" or "California Über Alles".