11. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

Artist: Dead Kennedys

Year released: 1980

Never ones for subtlety, Dead Kennedys chose an image of police cars burning, a photograph taken during the May 1979 White Night Riots in San Francisco, for their debut album. The riots were in response to the lack of heavy punishment after City Supervisor Dan White was convicted for the murders of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, setting a political precedent that went along with the music perfectly.

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