Can’t say much about the Dead Kennedys that hasn’t said before. The packaging sure as hell is nice (LP-size, glossy, many-paged booklet), and it’s nice to be replacing my warped, fucked-up cassette with the weak little cover that I cut the UPC out of to get a free Alternative Tentacles catalog back in 1987. Convenience was basically a singles collection – it’s got a lot of the hits that people associate with the Dead Kennedys, like “California über Alles,” “Holiday in Cambodia,” and “Too Drunk to Fuck” – with several more songs and tidbits to sweeten the deal for a long play. (The spoken word piece, “Kinky Sex Makes the World Go ‘Round” still annoys me, yet I still know all the words.) Looking back, what amazes me is that when I first listened to this I couldn’t believe how fast it was. Now it sounds mid-paced to what full-on thrash and hardcore has evolved into. I also can’t get over how surfy, inventive, and balanced the songs are. This LP’s something that gets pulled out on regular occasion and played. It definitely holds its own.