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Saturday, August 18, 2018

MDC : Millions Of Dead Cops 1982 + Multi Death Corporation : "7" 1983 + Millions Of Dead Children / Chicken Squawk : "7" 1984 + Live At CBGB's 1983 + Stains : "7" 1980

Formed in the late 1970s as The Stains and playing their first gig under this name in August 1980, MDC were one of three pioneering hardcore punk bands in Austin, Texas, in the early '80s, alongside The Dicks and Big Boys.
These bands frequently played together and established the Austin hardcore scene.

Based in San Francisco during the '80s, MDC trumped the Dead Kennedys by performing politically charged hardcore punk that was arguably more extreme than what got the Kennedys into trouble.

Alternately known as Multi-Death Corporation, Millions of Dead Cops, or Millions of Damn Christians, the group formed in Texas in 1980 but moved to the West Coast by the time of their first release, a 1981 7"
titled "John Wayne Was a Nazi." After their album debut, 1982's Millions of Dead Cops, the band released a 1983 EP but then was silent for several years.
They released one single as the Stains in 1981, featuring a slower version of the future MDC song "John Wayne Was a Nazi" backed with "Born to Die".Both songs were later released on the debut MDC album.

During the summer of 1982 they became involved in the Rock Against Reagan Tour.
By 1982 the band had relocated to San Francisco, California, and renamed themselves MDC. By this point the band were active participants in the growing hardcore scene and released their debut LP Millions of Dead Cops on their own label, R Radical; Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles helped with distribution.


Their involvement in the Rock Against Reagan activities continued through 1983 and they returned to recording with the EP "Multi-Death Corporations" which was distributed in the UK by British anarcho-punk label Crass Records and R Radical in the U.S.
The EP broke new ground by addressing, in the lengthy liner notes and artwork, the growth of corporations and the violent suppression of left-wing politics in Central America.

In 1984 they released another EP, Millions of Dead Children (also known as Chicken Squawk), this time dealing with vegetarian and vegan issues via a cowpunk tune.

The album is now widely considered a punk classic, and features songs such as "John Wayne Was a Nazi", "Dick for Brains", and the harsh criticism of the police, "I Remember". Other targets of criticism devoid of irony included capitalism ("Corporate Death Burger"), homophobia ("America's So Straight"),and American culture ("Violent Rednecks").
 It was like they thought there was something to be gained politically from cops busting the heads of kids, the old Yippies routine.... [C]onfrontational barricades politics are tactics that failed, only helped those they were intended to hurt. Now that was an awful thing for me to say right? But when MDC met with Crass in England, Crass told them they were bothered by the name Millions of Dead Cops and wouldn't include them on a compilation album they were plotting unless they changed it. So Mega Death Corporation was born.


Their third album, This Blood's for You, followed in 1987 and saw them continuing to showcase orthodox hardcore punk style and classic rock, including a cover of the Cream song "Politician". Themes again included intervention in Central America and criticism of the Reagan Administration. MDC toured Europe in 1988, where the live album Elvis - In the Rhineland was recorded. The band released the album Metal Devil Cokes in 1989 with guitar player Eric Calhoun and bassist Joe Strom.

The 1990s opened with a number of lineup changes, swiftly followed by the 1991 album Hey Cop! If I Had a Face Like Yours..., featuring Bill Collins (formerly of Fang, Special Forces, Intensified Chaos) on guitar and Matt Freeman (of Operation Ivy and Rancid) on bass. Collins wrote all the music on the album and sang three of the songs. This lineup toured the US and Europe. The acclaimed Shades of Brown album appeared in 1993, released by New Red Archives in the U.S. and We Bite in Europe.

MDC's singer, Dave Dictor, returned with an entirely new backing line-up in 2000, which included Long Island musicians Matt Van Cura,(bass) Erik Mischo,(guitar) and John Soldo,(Drums). MDC released a new album, Magnus Dominus Corpus, in 2004.


In November 2016, MDC released a video for the forthcoming release of a new recording of "Born to Die",[7] made to protest the Donald Trump presidential campaign. The song's slogan "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA" was reported to be heard at anti-Trump demonstrations in Chicago.

Singles/EPs

    Stains - "John Wayne was a Nazi" 7", R Radical Records, 1980
    Millions of Dead Cops - "John Wayne was a Nazi" 7", R Radical Records, 1981
    Multi-Death Corporations - "Multi-Death Corporations" EP, Crass Records, 1983
    Millions of Dead Children - "Chicken Squawk" EP, R Radical Records, 1984

Albums

    Millions of Dead Cops (1982)
    Smoke Signals (1986)
    This Blood's for You (1987)
    It's The Real Thing (1989)
    Hey Cop, If I Had A Face Like Yours (1991)
    Shades of Brown (1993)
    Magnus Dominus Corpus (2004)
    Mein Trumpf (2017)


M.D.C.– Millions Of Dead Cops - Millennium Edition
Label : Beer City Records – BCR175-2
Format : CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country : US
Released : 28 Nov 2014
Genre : Rock
Style : Hardcore, Punk

Tracklist

    Millions Of Dead Cops 1982

 

01. Business On Parade    
02. Dead Cops / America's So Straight    
03. Born To Die    
04. Corporate Deathburger    
05. Violent Rednecks    
06. I Remember    
07. John Wayne Was A Nazi    
08. Dick For Brains    
09. I Hate Work    
10. My Family Is A Little Weird    
11. Greedy & Pathetic    
12. Church And State    
13. Kill The Light    
14. American Achievements
    
    Multi Death Corporations  : "7" 1983


15. Multi Death Corporations    
16. Selfish Shit    
17. Radioactive Chocolate    
18. No Place To Piss
    
    Millions Of Dead Children / Chicken Squawk  : "7" 1984


19. Chicken Squawk    
20. Death Of A Nun    
21. Kleptomaniac    
22. (R)Evolution In Rock    
23. Pay To Come Along    
24. Pecking Order
   
        MDC - Live At CBGB's 1983, Beer City Records BCR190-1, 2015 (Limited to 1000 copies, on translucent green vinyl)



25. Intro    
26. Multi Death Corporation    
27. Selfish Shit    
28. Pay To Come Along    
29. Dick For Brains    
30. I Remember    
31. John Wayne Was A Nazi    
32. Warning To Bouncer    
33. Born To Die    
34. Radioactive Chocolate    
35. (R)Evolution In Rock    
36. Corporate Deathburger    
37. Greedy & Pathetic    
38. Church And State (Intro)    
39. Church And State    
40. Business On Parade    
41. Dead Cops / America's So Straight
   
    Stains  : "7" 1980

42. John Wayne Was A Nazi    
43. Born To Die

Credits

    Backing Vocals [Back-up Vocals] – Buxf, J.J., Tammy
    Bass [On Half The Album] – Franc'o, Mike Offender
    Cover [Front Cover Art Adapted By] – Carlos Lowry
    Cover [Original Front Cover Art] – Raul Valdez (2)
    Drums [Stix] – Alschvitz
    Engineer [Mastering Engineer] – Eric Wolfe
    Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Dan Yaney
    Guitar [Gits] – Ron
    Vocals [Guts] – David

 MDC – John Wayne Was A Nazi  Lyrics


John Wayne was a Nazi
He liked to play S.S.
He had a picture of Adolph ole' boy
Tucked in his cowboy vest.

Well, he would string up your mama
Sure he would torture your pop
Sure he would march you up to the wall
Sure he would hang you by your last ball.

He was a nazi!
But not anymore
He was a nazi, life evens the score
He was a nazi!
But not anymore
He was a nazi

John Wayne slaughtered our Indian brothers
Burned their villages and raped their mothers
Now he has given them a white man's lord
"Live by this, or die by my sword!"

He was a nazi!
He's not anymore
He was a nazi, life evens the score
He was a nazi!
But not anymore
He was a nazi

John Wayne killed a lot of gooks in war.
We don't give a fuck about John anymore.
We know his tale of blood and gore,
Just another pawn for the capitalist whore.

He was a nazi!
He's not anymore
He was a nazi, life evens the score
He was a nazi!
But not anymore
He was a nazi

John Wayne wore an army uniform
Didn't like us reds and fags that didn't conform
Great White Hero had so much nerve,
Lived much longer than he deserved

You were a nazi!
You're not anymore
You were a nazi, life evens the score
You were a nazi!
But not anymore
You were a nazi

Late show Indian or Mexican dies
Klan propaganda legitimized
Hypocrite coward never fought a real fight
When i see John i'm ashamed to be white
Death Bed Christian of this you avowed
If god's alive, you'll roast in Hell
Well done, we've got no regrets,
As long as you died a long and painful death.

You were a nazi!
You're not anymore
You were a nazi, death evened the score
You were a nazi!
But not anymore
You were a nazi!
Death evened the score,
You're dead, dead, dead.





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