"Holiday in Cambodia" was the second single released from the Dead Kennedys' debut 1980 album "Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables." The single cover featured a photograph taken from the 1976 Thammasat University riots in Thailand, depicting a man using a steel chair to beat a hanged corpse. The track was written in response to young, white, American's complaining about their issues at home when across the world in Cambodia there was an active wave of genocide being carried out by the Khmer Rouge in the late seventies.
The Dead Kennedys are known as one of the most defining bands of the punk rock movement in the 80s. Their most famous songs are "Nazi Punks F*** Off" and "Let's Lynch the Landlord". They are outwardly against nazis and fascists and openly share their views on how much they hate politics. The Dead Kennedys only lasted 8 years together before disbanding, however, they reunited in 2001 to tour with their old hits.