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Although proficiency at the instrument was frowned upon by many punk rockers because the genre’s initial surge in the past due ’70s, many artists were exceptions towards the guideline — especially Deceased Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray (true name: Ray Peperrell). Furthermore to penning a few of the most recognizable and immediately memorable electric guitar riffs to emerge from the original West Coastline punk motion, Ray incorporated various other designs into his playing, until he previously hatched a really original guitar design. Whereas many punk guitarists of that time period had been one-dimensional, Ray very easily rolled off browse rock riffs as well as other designs (including ’60s spy films and Ennio Morricone-esque spaghetti Traditional western scores), furthermore to creating spacey noises thanks to an Echoplex results package. During 1978, Ray positioned an ad inside a SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA music paper searching for additional musicians, which ultimately led to the forming of the Deceased Kennedys. With vocalist Jello Biafra, bassist Klaus Flouride, second guitarist 6025, and drummer Ted up to speed, the group specific in scalding-yet-witty politics/sociable commentary, as evidenced by such early classics as “Destroy the indegent,” “Let’s Lynch the Landlord,” “California Uber Alles,” “Visit to Cambodia,” and “As well Drunk to Fuck.” Following the release from the group’s 1980 full-length debut, FRUIT for Rotting Vegetables, 6025 remaining the group, departing more space for East Bay Ray to test out his playing (drummer Ted was changed by D.H. Peligro around once, aswell). Such further produces as 1981’s In God We Trust, 1982’s COSMETIC SURGERY Disasters, 1985’s Frankenchrist, and 1986’s Bedtime for Democracy produced the Deceased Kennedys among the world’s best punk clothes, but inter-band friction ultimately triggered the group to split up. Following the group’s break up, Ray used additional artists, including garage area rockers Pearl Harbour, the lounge work Frenchy, browse rockers Jumbo Shrimp (which also included previous D.K. bandmate Flouride), and contemporary rockers the Killer Smiles. Ray also performed on the record Sidi Mansour by Algerian vocalist Cheikha Remitti, which highlighted contributions by Ruler Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and Crimson Sizzling hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Ray after that became involved with either producing, mixing up, and/or mastering various other artist’s albums, including recordings with the Screaming Bloody Marys, Gloria’s Mind, (Hed) Pe, Cell Stop 5, and Strychnine, amongst others. East Bay Ray also do soundtrack work with directors David Segal and Scott McGhee (who later appreciate acclaim making use of their 2001 thriller/play The Deep End). However the biggest promotion that Ray received because the Deceased Kennedys separation was when he, Flouride, and Peligro got Biafra to courtroom over royalty disputes (Biafra became the top of the Deceased Kennedys’ record label, Alternate Tentacles, after their divided), which Ray and business wound up earning in 2000 (and collecting almost 200,000 dollars, including 20,000 dollars in punitive problems). Ray, Flouride, and Peligro after that resurrected the Deceased Kennedys with a fresh vocalist, Dr. Know’s Branon Cruz, a yr later.

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Full Name East Bay Ray
Date Of Birth November 17, 1958
Profession Guitarist
Nationality American


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Soundtrack

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Democracy Now! 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Honey 2016 writer: "I Kill Children" - as Raymond Pepperelle
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! 2015 TV Movie performer: "Shark Fight", "Shark Beach", "Shark Truck" / writer: "Shark Beach", "Shark Truck"
Green Room 2015 writer: "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" - as Raymond Pepperelle
Catalunya über alles! 2011 writer: "California über alles"
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary writer: "Stealing People's Mail"
I Melt with You 2011 writer: "Holiday in Cambodia"
The Social Network 2010 writer: "California Uber Alles"
Nitro Circus 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "Holiday in Cambodia"
Planet Terror 2007 writer: "Too Drunk To Fuck"
Grindhouse 2007 writer: "Too Drunk to Fuck"
Punk's Not Dead 2007 Documentary writer: "Holiday in Cambodia"
Fierce People 2005 writer: "Kill the Poor"
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 "Kinky Sex Makes the World Go Round"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1999 Video Game writer: "Police Truck"
SLC Punk! 1998 writer: "Kill the Poor"
Lovedolls Superstar 1986 writer: "One Way Ticket to Pluto" - as E.B. Ray
Dead Kennedys: DMPO's on Broadway 1985 Video documentary writer: "Police Truck", Do The Slag, MTV Get Off The Air, Goons of Hazard, Riot, Bleed For Me

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk 2017 Documentary completed Himself
Dead Kennedys: The Early Years 1987 Video documentary short Himself
Dead Kennedys: DMPO's on Broadway 1985 Video documentary Guitar
Urgh! A Music War 1981 Documentary Himself - Dead Kennedys

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself - Dead Kennedys
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock West Coast Style 2001 Documentary Himself

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