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California Über Alles
Dead Kennedys
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Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
Year 1987
Genre Punk
Language English
Source Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
Release 19 May 2009
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California Über Alles is a song by Dead Kennedys which is about then-Governor of California Jerry Brown, and is sung from his perspective. In the song, an imaginary President Brown outlines his Hippie/Zen Fascist vision of America. In 1984, the Dead Kennedys re-released this song on their album In God We Trust, Inc., which is about then-president Ronald Reagan. It was re-titled, "We've Got A Bigger Problem Now." (thanks, Zach - Central, NJ)

This looks like a good place to mention somebody else who had a dark view of California: Al Kooper in Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards says, "The New York sensibility has always regarded California with suspicion. If your system is geared to New York's nonstop adrenaline rush, the relaxed California life-style can seem as if you're playing a 45 RPM record at 33(1/3). Usually, if New Yorkers follow that slow a pace, they move to Florida." Kooper also relates the experience of staying at a friend's house which was actually a disgusting bug-ridden crash pad, and visiting another friend who, although rich, was too stoned to notice that he was eating dog food. Together, these experiences gave him an impression that California is depressing.