The Audacity Of Hype

October 26, 2011 | Format: MP3

$8.91
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Label: Alternative Tentacles
  • Copyright: 2009 Alternative Tentacles
  • Total Length: 57:50
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  • ASIN: B002RPQ11S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,052 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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The production value is superb!
C. Novak
The package is complete through the album/CD art and mini-poster that includes the song lyrics.
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Wow, I agree with anyone who says listening to this album made them feel like a teenager again.
Xev

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. Novak on October 23, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
From one DK fan to all the other DK fans, Audacity of Hype will NOT disappoint!

Hype picks up right where Bedtime for Democracy left off 23 years ago. The production value is superb! The double axe attack, while unexpected, works great! The bass and drums provide a hard edge to the rhythm. Its very obvious that Guantanamo tries to capture some of the DK sound, it works. Gould, Spight, Weiss, Ball capture the genre while leaving there own signature. I like it.

Biafra's vocals and prose are on par with DK's Bedtime and Frankenchrist albums. The politicizing is not as mature as his spoken word albums, but neither were the DK albums. Besides, you should already know Biafra's social stance.

The album art, poster insert and lyric collage brought back memories. I hope a new generation will discover this gem, and its socially relevant message.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Krivtzoff on October 22, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Definitely the best release of 2009. With a twin guitar attack Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine sounds lile DK's on meth. Billy Gould recorded it but has been replaced by Andrew Weiss (Rollins Band) due to his return to Faith No More. This CD is highly recommended!!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Patience on November 22, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
well its already been said, but this is as close dk as Ive heard! Felt like I was 17 again~!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Billy Club on February 25, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This album rocks! Jello's got a renewed fire burning or something because this album is just full of energy & attitude. Great music, Lyrics, etc but it's a "fun" sounding record too, I read a review somewhere that said this album's got some of that old school punk rock Detroit sleaze sound to it and that's exactly what it is and it works. It's also nice to hear something new from Jello in 2010, There seems to be less & less sincerity in music (especially punk) this last decade but this cd has me jumping around singing along and I'm happy for that. While I don't agree with a lot of Jello's views it's a breath of fresh air to have him come out with a record like this. Now that it's 2010 I realize how badly needed people like Jello are in this world today, Along with a lot of the other punk rock pioneers of the 1970's/1980's. Nobody else calls people out on their crap anymore, Unless it's fake mainstream tough guy bs. If you're a Dead Kennedys fan you'll love this record and if you're curious to hear what Jello's up to musically these days you'll be gladly surprised. Pick this cd up and support the rabble rousers that are still around raising hell and making us think & laugh. There aren't too many to pick from anymore
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bee Bop Delicious on April 29, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Alot of people don't realize that Jello didn't just write most of the words for the Dead Kennedys, he also wrote most of the music. It really shows on this album. With members of Victims Family, Faith No More, and Rollins Band there's plenty of talent here. With a million hardcore clones and Hot Topic crap rock around, not to mention all the faux 80s revival bands (fake Dead Kennedys, fake Misfits, and even a fake Reagan Youth!) its refreshing to here something something this good! Think Dead Kennedys with more of a space rock vibe. If you like Dead Kennedys or any of Jello's post-DKs projects (Tumour Circus, Lard, Jello with the Melvins, DOA, Nomeansno, ect) you'll dig the f- outta this. Its as if the Dead Kennedys actually did come back!

The lyrics? Political satire as usual. Bashing on how little difference there is between Obomber and Dubya. Ofcourse done with the usual humour and satire. The album ends with optimistic song. Kinda unusual. Basically sounds like DKs. For better or worse. I'm into it. If you don't like Jello's voice or politics or you like your music generic then you'll hate it. If you're not lame like that then buy off alternativetentacles.com cause its the same price there.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Xev on June 18, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Wow, I agree with anyone who says listening to this album made them feel like a teenager again. This is a throwback to the DK days for sure. Might as well call this Bedtime for Democracy part 2 while you're at it. There is one song that I am not all that thrilled with but it's a small complaint. Even 20+ years later Jello Biafra is still the man, any Jello/DK fans out there need to pick this up or d/l the mp3s. It's been a long time coming, now I just need The Guantanamo School of Medicine to tour the US and come to Florida.
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By Grant Preston on December 30, 2013
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I had high hopes for this album as it's the first Jello album I've purchased for at least 15 years. "Electronic Plantation" is pure Jello - doom-laden bassline, driving distorted foundation riff overlaid with a trebly, neurotic lead line that builds into an overhwleming wall of sound with Jello's operatic preaching over the top. WARNING: Do not listen to this song on high volume while driving unless you're happy to get a speeding ticket! The rest of the album is okay, grows on you after a few listens but no other songs seem to grab me.
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