"Bedtime for Democracy" was the Dead Kennedys' fourth and final studio album, released in the fall of 1986. The Dead Kennedys had announced their impending separation while on tour before releasing the album, and the tension could almost be felt on the album. The Dead Kennedys' had been swept up in legal battles that would continue to haunt them even after separating- from lawsuits stemming from controversial art included with one of their past albums to disputes among bandmates about who had rights to the band's name. The band's last official hurrah would be a testament to the frustration and irritation of both micro and macro issues in their world.
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.