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Millions of Dead Cops is the debut studio album by the American hardcore punk band MDC. It was originally self-released in February 1982, being reissued/remixed through their own label R Radical with help from Alternative Tentacles later that year. Today it is considered a hardcore punk classic. The album was re-released by Twisted Chords in June 1988 as Millions of Dead Cops/More Dead Cops with 13 bonus tracks including both tracks from the "John Wayne Was a Nazi" single, the Multi-Death Corporations EP, the Millions of Dead Children EP and four previously-unreleased songs. The original mix of the album was re-released for Record Store Day in 2014 through Beer City Records.

Millions of Dead Cops
M.D.C. - Millions of Dead Cops.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1982
June 1988
RecordedDecember 1981 in Houston, Texas
GenreHardcore punk
LabelAlternative Tentacles, R Radical, Twisted Chords, Beer City
ProducerGeza X
MDC chronology
Millions of Dead Cops
Smoke Signals

Kurt Cobain listed it in his top 50 albums of all time.[1][2]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Dave Dictor, except where noted; all music composed by Ron Posner, except where noted.

Side one
1."Business on Parade" (music written by Posner and Dictor)1:26
2."Dead Cops"/"America's So Straight"1:59
3."Born to Die"1:57
4."Corporate Deathburger" (lyrics written by Dictor and Al Schvitz)1:16
5."Violent Rednecks"0:39
6."I Remember" (lyrics written by Dictor, Schvitz and David Alpert; music written by Schvitz and Alpert)1:59
7."John Wayne Was a Nazi" (lyrics written by Dictor and Schvitz)2:01
Side two
1."Dick for Brains" (music written by Dictor)1:03
2."I Hate Work" (music written by Posner and Dictor)0:55
3."My Family is a Little Weird" (music written by Dictor)1:54
4."Greedy and Pathetic" (lyrics written by Dictor and Schvitz)1:23
5."Church and State" (lyrics written by Dictor and Schvitz)0:30
6."Kill the Light" (lyrics written by Dictor and Schvitz)1:14
7."American Achievements"2:13
Total length:20:31


Additional performers

  • Buxf Dicks; Tammy Cleveland; J.J. – backing vocals



  1. ^ "Top 50 by Nirvana [MIXTAPE]". Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Cross, Gaar, Gendron, Martens, Yarm (2013). Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7603-4521-4.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)