It’s the 25th anniversary of the Dead Kennnedys’ seminal album “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables.” What better way to pay tribute than to cover every track on the original album on the accordion? Aaron Seeman is the virtuosic Duckmandu on “Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists.”
In a sense this project was a science experiment which posed the question, “Would it be possible to play this very difficult music, note for note, on the accordion?” There were certainly moments when success seemed unlikely.
DK bassist Klaus Flouride actually sings backup on five of the tracks. And if covering the entire Fresh Fruit album wasn’t enough, Duckmandu throws in a few Minutemen and Black Flag pieces to seal the deal. Samples at site (“Jesus and Tequila,” sadly, is not one of the downloadable tracks).