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MDC


Punk Hardcore Band


MDC is an American punk rock band formed in 1979 in Austin, Texas, United States, subsequently based in San Francisco and currently Portland, Oregon. Among the first wave of bands to define the sound and style of American hardcore punk, MDC originally formed as The Stains; they have periodically changed the meaning of "MDC", the most frequent being Millions of Dead Cops. The band's lyrical content expresses radical left political views and has proven influential within the punk subculture.MDC released material through ex-Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra's independent label Alternative Tentacles. In the 1990s, vocalist Dave Dictor published editorials for the internationally distributed fanzine Maximumrocknroll. MDC's initial run ended in 1995, and the band spent five years on hiatus, before returning in 2000 with some new band members.

Career

Early years

Formed in the late 1970s as The Stains and playing their first gig under this name in August 1980, MDC were one of three pioneering hardcore punk bands in Austin, Texas, in the early '80s, alongside The Dicks and Big Boys. These bands frequently played together and established the Austin hardcore scene. They released one single as the Stains in 1981, featuring a slower version of the future MDC song "John Wayne Was a Nazi" backed with "Born to Die". Both songs were later released on the debut MDC album.

1980s

By 1982 the band had relocated to San Francisco, California, and renamed themselves MDC. By this point the band were active participants in the growing hardcore scene and released their debut LP Millions of Dead Cops on their own label, R Radical; Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles helped with distribution. The album is now widely considered a punk classic, and features songs such as "John Wayne Was a Nazi", "Dick for Brains", and the harsh criticism of the police, "I Remember". Other targets of criticism devoid of irony included capitalism ("Corporate Death Burger"), homophobia ("America's So Straight"), and American culture ("Violent Rednecks").

During the summer of 1982 they became involved in the Rock Against Reagan Tour, during which time they fell out with the band Bad Brains when Rastafarian singer H.R. learned that Big Boys' singer, Randy Turner, was gay. H.R. and MDC's Dave Dictor had an intense confrontation. Upon Bad Brains' departure from the bill, they refused to return a loan owed to Big Boys and instead left a note that reportedly read, "burn in hell bloodclot faggot." The incident resulted in the MDC song “Pay to Come Along”. For MDC, 1982 ended with a tour of Europe with the Dead Kennedys which brought the band greater exposure in the punk scene outside of the U.S., especially in the UK.

Name change

In 1983 the band began to deemphasize the "Dead Cops" aspect of its name, as drummer Al Schvitz noted in a Flipside interview:

It's a problem of people can't see the [name] concept, they take it as a violent action of saying what to do. ... When we chose the name we really didn't figure on all the misinterpretation and we want to work around it and make our point clear and we don't want to have to talk through the name Millions of Dead Cops to any political issue we want to talk about. It doesn't mean that we don't believe in everything that goes down on the first album ...

Their involvement in the Rock Against Reagan activities continued through 1983 and they returned to recording with the EP "Multi-Death Corporations" which was distributed in the UK by British anarcho-punk label Crass Records and R Radical in the U.S. The EP broke new ground by addressing, in the lengthy liner notes and artwork, the growth of corporations and the violent suppression of left-wing politics in Central America. In 1984 they released another EP, Millions of Dead Children (also known as Chicken Squawk), this time dealing with vegetarian and vegan issues via a cowpunk tune.

Iconoclastic punk rock cartoonist John Crawford, an outspoken critic of the band, was cynical in his assessment of the alteration of the band's initial name, which he characterized as "stupid" and "inflammatory." Crawford intimated that the name change had been opportunistic:

It was like they thought there was something to be gained politically from cops busting the heads of kids, the old Yippies routine. ... [C]onfrontational barricades politics are tactics that failed, only helped those they were intended to hurt. Now that was an awful thing for me to say right? But when MDC met with Crass in England, Crass told them they were bothered by the name Millions of Dead Cops and wouldn't include them on a compilation album they were plotting unless they changed it. So Mega Death Corporation was born.

Smoke Signals was released in 1986, their second album featuring a more diverse style than previously, with a foray into '70s rock with the song "South Africa Is Free". This album also saw Gordon Fraser's first appearance as main guitarist. In the same year, MDC backed Michelle Shocked on a version of her song "Fogtown" that appears as a hidden track on her breakthrough album, Short Sharp Shocked.

Their third album, This Blood's for You, followed in 1987 and saw them continuing to showcase orthodox hardcore punk style and classic rock, including a cover of the Cream song "Politician". Themes again included intervention in Central America and criticism of the Reagan Administration. MDC toured Europe in 1988, where the live album Elvis - In the Rhineland was recorded. The band released the album Metal Devil Cokes in 1989 with guitar player Eric Calhoun and bassist Joe Strom.

1990s

The 1990s opened with a number of lineup changes, swiftly followed by the 1991 album Hey Cop! If I Had a Face Like Yours ... , featuring Bill Collins (formerly of Fang, Special Forces, Intensified Chaos) on guitar and Matt Freeman (of Operation Ivy and Rancid) on bass. Collins wrote all the music on the album and sang three of the songs. This lineup toured the US and Europe. The acclaimed Shades of Brown album appeared in 1993, released by New Red Archives in the U.S. and We Bite in Europe. The album featured the hip hop vegetarian song "Real Food, Real People, Real Bullets". MDC, now with guitarist Chris Wilder (formerly of Stikky) and bassist Erica Liss, marked the album with a tour of the former Soviet Union, making MDC the first American punk band to tour Russia. This was followed by two more European tours and several U.S. tours until 1995, where began a lull in the band's activity. The lack of new recorded material, other than a 7-inch release on Slap-a-Ham Records, and live performances after 1994, plus personal problems of band members, pointed to an informal break-up of the band.

2000s

MDC's singer, Dave Dictor, returned with an entirely new backing line-up in 2000, which included Long Island musicians Matt Van Cura,(bass) Erik Mischo,(guitar) and John Soldo,(Drums). MDC released a new album, Magnus Dominus Corpus, in 2004. They took part in a 25th anniversary world tour in 2005, with an all-original lineup. Following the death of Mikey Donaldson in September 2007, MDC has been touring the U.S. and Europe extensively with the Dictor/Posner/Smith/Schvitz lineup.

Recently, the band has been based in Portland, Oregon.

In November 2016, MDC released a video for the forthcoming release of a new recording of "Born to Die", made to protest the Donald Trump presidential campaign. The song's slogan "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA" was reported to be heard at anti-Trump demonstrations in Chicago. At the 2016 American Music Awards on November 20, the band Green Day adopted the anti-Trump slogan for a controversial impromptu chant during their live on-air performance, which Dictor applauded and encouraged. The media spotlight Green Day's action put on MDC inspired the band to create new material based around the current political climate. The album, entitled Mein Trumpf, was released in 2017.

Members

Current lineup

Vocals – Dave Dictor (1979-1995, 2000–present)

Guitar – Russ Kalita (2008–present)

Guitar - Barry d’live Ward (2017-present)

Bass – Mike Smith (2007–present)

Drums – Al Schvitz (1979-1995, 2008–2019)

Former members

Guitar - Ron Posner (1979-1986)(2002-2016)

Guitar – Gordon Fraser (1986-1987)

Guitar – Eric Calhoun (1987-1990)

Guitar – Bill Collins (1990-1992)(2016-2017)

Guitar – Chris Wilder (1992-1995)

Guitar - Erik Mischo (2000)Guitar – Brendan Bekowies (2001-2002)

Bass – Michael Donaldson (1979-1982, 2003-2007; died 2007)

Bass – Franco Mares (1982-1990)

Bass – Matt Freeman (1990-1992)

Bass – Erica Liss (1992-1995)

Bass – Matt Van Cura (2000-2002)

Drums – Al Batross (2000-2002)

Drums – Mike Pride (2002-2005)

Drums – Dejan Podobnik (2006-2007)

Drums – Felix Griffin (2008)

Timeline

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Band Members :   Barry Dalive, Mike Smith, Russ Kalita, Al Schultz, Ron Posner, Dave Dictor, Matt Freeman, Mikey Donaldson, Franc Mares, Gordon Fraser, Erica Liss, Chris Wilder, Joe Orgera, Eric Calhoun, Matt Martin, Bill Collins, Dejan Podobnik




- Biography -

39 albums

Mdc - John Wayne Was a Nazi (Do$age Antifa Breakcore ReMix)

John Wayne Was a Nazi (Do$age Antifa Breakcore ReMix)

2020
Punk, Breakcore
Digital FLAC1 Tracks
Emergency Hearts


Mdc - Millions Of Dead Cowboys

Millions Of Dead Cowboys

2020
Punk
CD Album12 Tracks
Twisted Chords


Mdc - Greed Maks U Bleed

Greed Maks U Bleed

2019
Punk
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Portnow Intertainment Group, Snatchee Records...


Mdc - Mein Trumpf Split-EP

Mein Trumpf Split-EP

2019
Hardcore, Punk, Crust
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
Twisted Chords


Mdc - Mein Trumpf

Mein Trumpf

2017
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album12 Tracks
Primordial Records


Mdc - M.D.C Millions Of Delusional Citizens / The Antidon

M.D.C Millions Of Delusional Citizens / The Antidon'ts

2017
Hardcore, Punk
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Swamp Cabbage Records


Mdc - Millions Of Dead Cops / Cut Them Down

Millions Of Dead Cops / Cut Them Down

2017
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Twisted Chords


Mdc - Live At CBGB

Live At CBGB's 1983

2015
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP14 Tracks
Beer City Records


Mdc - Mike & Dave Country

Mike & Dave Country

2014
Punk, Acoustic, Country
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Kill All Sexist Records


Mdc - Zombie Love

Zombie Love

2013
Punk, Thrash
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
Portnow Intertainment Group


Mdc - No More Borders

No More Borders

2012
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Italian Thrash Attack


Mdc - Mabukkuasa

Mabukkuasa

2011
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album Compilation14 Tracks
Jerk Off Records, S.b.s. Records


Mdc - Millions Of Dead Cops / Riot Cop

Millions Of Dead Cops / Riot Cop

2007
Punk, Acoustic
CD Album13 Tracks
Malarie Records


Mdc - Unplugged

Unplugged

2006
Punk, Acoustic
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Tankcrimes


Mdc - Magnus Dominus Corpus

Magnus Dominus Corpus

2004
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
Vinyl LP18 Tracks
Yellow Dog Records


Mdc - Live At Lintfabriek (Kontich - B) - 21.06.2002 -

Live At Lintfabriek (Kontich - B) - 21.06.2002 -

2003
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album29 Tracks
Not On Label (mdc Self-released)


Mdc - Smoke Signals & Millions Of Damn Christians

Smoke Signals & Millions Of Damn Christians

2002
Punk, Hardcore
CD Reissue29 Tracks
Rhythm Vicar


Mdc - Now More Than Ever

Now More Than Ever

2002
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album Compilation30 Tracks
Not On Label (mdc Self-released)


Mdc - 9/8/96 (Fireside Bowl - Chicago, IL)

9/8/96 (Fireside Bowl - Chicago, IL)

1997
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"5 Tracks
V. M. L. Records


Mdc - I Don

I Don't Want To Hurt You Dude, I Just Want My Shit Back

1997
Punk
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Honest Don's


Mdc - Godman / My Dog Has No Girlfriend

Godman / My Dog Has No Girlfriend

1996
Punk
Vinyl 7"5 Tracks
Rory Records


Mdc - The Best Of Flipside Video #4 Live!

The Best Of Flipside Video #4 Live!

1995
Punk
VHS NTSC25 Tracks
Flipside Video


Mdc - Shades Of Brown

Shades Of Brown

1993
Punk
Vinyl LP15 Tracks
We Bite Records


Mdc - Thanks For Giving Me What I Didn

Thanks For Giving Me What I Didn't Want...

1993
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
New Red Archives


Mdc - Live In Maribor 9. 10. 1990

Live In Maribor 9. 10. 1990

1991
Punk
Vinyl LP17 Tracks
Semaphore


Mdc - Hey Cop!!! If I Had A Face Like Yours...

Hey Cop!!! If I Had A Face Like Yours...

1991
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP15 Tracks
R Radical Records


Mdc - Metal Devil Cokes

Metal Devil Cokes

1989
Punk
CD Album16 Tracks
R Radical Records


Mdc - Elvis - In The Rheinland (Live In Berlin)

Elvis - In The Rheinland (Live In Berlin)

1988
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP25 Tracks
Destiny Records


Mdc - More Dead Cops 1981-1987

More Dead Cops 1981-1987

1988
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP13 Tracks
R Radical Records


Mdc - Millions Of Dead Cops / More Dead Cops

Millions Of Dead Cops / More Dead Cops

1988
Hardcore
CD Album Compilation29 Tracks
R Radical Records


Mdc - This Blood

This Blood's For You

1987
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP14 Tracks
R Radical Records


Mdc - Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

1986
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP13 Tracks
R Radical Records


Mdc - Millions Of Dead Children

Millions Of Dead Children

1984
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
R Radical Records


Mdc - Compilation

Compilation

1983
Punk
VHS Album Compilation11 Tracks
Target Video


Mdc - Multi-Death Corporations

Multi-Death Corporations

1983
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
R Radical Records


Mdc - Millions Of Dead Cops

Millions Of Dead Cops

1982
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP14 Tracks
R Radical Records


Mdc - Multi-Death Corporations / Live - 26•11•82

Multi-Death Corporations / Live - 26•11•82

Punk, Hardcore
Cassette Album5 Tracks
Endangered Musik


Mdc - Live Zagreb, Galerija SC, 10.10.1990.

Live Zagreb, Galerija SC, 10.10.1990.

Hardcore, Punk
Vinyl LP31 Tracks
New Prejudice A2o Records


Mdc - Live In Zagreb & Maribor 1990

Live In Zagreb & Maribor 1990

Hardcore, Punk
CD Album Compilation48 Tracks
New Prejudice A2o Records




- Videos MDC -

74 Videos

Multi Death Corporation
MDC
Selfish Shit
MDC
Radioactive Chocolate
MDC
No Place To Piss
MDC
Henry Kissmyassinger
MDC
This Blood's For You
MDC
Who's The Terrorist Now?
MDC
Bye Bye Ronnie
MDC
Chock Full Of Shit
MDC
Mao Tse Tung
MDC
Your Deathwish Is Sick
MDC
Massacred And Dismembered Culture
MDC
Millions Of Damn Christians
MDC
MDC - Millions of Dead Cops (Full Album)
MDC
Live in Los Angeles 1984
MDC
Dick For Brains Elvis In The Rhineland
MDC
Elvis in the Rheinland (live in Berlin 1988)
MDC
John Wayne Was a Nazi
MDC
Born to Die
MDC
Multi Death Corporation
MDC
Selfish Shit
MDC
Radioactive Chocolate
MDC
Spanish Castle Magic
MDC
More Dead Cops 1981-1987 (Full Album)
MDC
MDC – Millions Of Dead Cops / More Dead Cops [FULL ALBUM]
MDC
Ballad of G.W.
MDC
Nazis Shouldn't Drive
MDC
Let's Kill All the Cops
MDC
Prick Faced Bastard
MDC
Poseur Punk
MDC
Founding Fathers
MDC
Sleep a Little Less, Dream a Little More
MDC
Going Nowhere Faster than You
MDC
Sick of It
MDC
Prime evil
MDC
Girls Like You Make me Queer
MDC
Life, But How to Live It
MDC
No more cops (live Maribor '90)
MDC
07 John Wayne was a Nazi by MDC
MDC
MDC(Millions of dead cops)-Beat somebody up
MDC
MDC Millions of dead cops
MDC
Metal Devil Cokes (Full Album)
MDC
Deep In The Heart (Of Racist Amerikkka)
MDC
Merry Fucking Christmas
MDC
Mein Trumpf (2017)
MDC
Born To Die (No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA)
MDC
Live In Zagreb, Galerija SC, 10.10.1990. (Loš zvuk)
MDC
Live In Zagreb, Galerija SC, 10.10.1990. (Loš zvuk)
MDC
MDC - Millions of Dead Cops (Full Album)
MDC
Live In San Francisco 1984
MDC
Business on Parade
MDC
MIA KHALIFA (Official Audio)
MDC
TE SE VAGY MÁS (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
MDC
Multi Death Corporation
MDC
Magnus Dominus Corpus (Full Album)
MDC
FAIR PLAY (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
MDC
Mia (Sketch Video) Prod. Mr. Borik "Afro Latin Soul"
MDC
"I Remember" (1982)
MDC
VÍZIÓ (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)
MDC
Chicken Squawk (Lyrics)
MDC
Let's Kill All The Cops (ACAB)
MDC
Live in Los Angeles 1984
MDC
SZABADULJ EL (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
MDC
COCAÏNE (Official Music Video) تليفوني ديما ينوقز ماني قتلك مانيش فاضي
MDC
Hey Cop!!! If I Had a Face Like Yours (Full Album)
MDC
MANIAC (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
MDC
Time For The Bus [Full Album]
MDC
Chiche Binks
MDC
MDC - Todavia (Official Video) Prod. KØLE & Milo "Afro Latin Soul"
MDC
I Remember (WITH RIOT FOOTAGE)
MDC
MAKINA (Official Music Video)
MDC
Born To Die (No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA)
MDC
Sin Testigos (Official Video)
MDC
Vízió
MDC





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