“This is a must for any fan of Dead Kennedys.” — Stereokiller
“East Bay Ray’s unmistakable six-string work sees the light of day again.” —Rolling Stone
“The Killer Smiles may be the closest thing to a new DKs album since 1986’s Bedtime For Democracy.” — Brooklyn Rocks
Legendary DEAD KENNEDYS guitarist EAST BAY RAY and Dead Kennedys vocalist SKIP McSKIPSTER (Ron Greer), from THE WYNONA RIDERS, have formed an exciting band, THE KILLER SMILES. Drummer STEVE WILSON of TATU and bassist extraordinaire, GREG REEVES, round out the lineup.
The Killer Smiles released their 12 track, self-titled album in September, 2011 on MVD. The recording was produced by PAUL LEARY (BUTTHOLE SURFERS guitarist), who is best known for producing SUBLIME’s massive self-titled CD and their single, “Santeria.”
For its members, the name Killer Smiles invokes images of wolves in sheep’s clothing and all the silver-tongued phonies who wear masks to hide their true intentions. Songs like “You’re Such a Fake,” and “Raising the Stakes” deal with this kind of emotional fakery. “It’s Broken” careens with post-punk frenzy, while “Area 51” and “The Heart Is Something” satisfy with cinematically-tinged guitar rock.
Die Laughing Records is proud to re-release The Killer Smiles CD in time for the Dead Kennedys’ upcoming Southern California and European tours, this fall, 2017.
THE KILLER SMILES is a classic and worthy of the band member’s significant reputations; it’s a must-have for your collection! Order soon because, for a limited time, we’ve added collectible memorabilia to add even more value!