FORECAST: Holiday In Cambodia


Tuesday, Jun 10

High: 99°F   RealFeel®: 106°F

Mostly sunny, very hot and humid with the temperature breaking the record of 97 set in 1964


200px-dead_kennedys_-_holiday_in_cambodia_us_picture_cover.jpgWIKIPEDIA: “Holiday in Cambodia” was the second single by the Dead Kennedys. The record was released in May 1980 on Alternative Tentacles with “Police Truck” as the b-side. The song appears to be an attack upon both Eastern totalitarianism, Western complacency and the direct relation between the two through American military intervention. In October 1998, Biafra was sued by former members of the Dead Kennedys. According to Biafra, the suit was a result of his refusal to allow “Holiday in Cambodia” to be used in a commercial for Levi’s Dockers; Biafra opposes Levi’s due to what he believes are their unfair business practices and sweatshop labor. However, the other members claimed that their royalties had been defrauded. “The record industry has been skimming royalties owed artists since the beginning,” according to Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray. “This case is no different from blues musicians being taken advantage of in the twenties and thirties. Many people doubted the claims we made against our former record label back in 1998 but with this announcement there is no denying we were the victims here.” The cover picture of the single is taken from the 6 October 1976 Massacre in Thailand.

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