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MDC (band)

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MDC is an American punk rock band formed in 1979 in Austin, Texas, subsequently based in San Francisco, and currently Portland, Oregon. Among the first wave of bands to define the sound and style of American hardcore punk, MDC originally formed as The Stains;[2] they have periodically changed the meaning of "MDC", the most frequent being Millions of Dead Cops. The band's lyrical content expresses radical left political views and has proven influential within the punk subculture.[3][4]

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MDC in 2017
MDC in 2017
Background information
OriginAustin, Texas, U.S.
GenresHardcore punk, punk rock
Years active19791995, 2000present
LabelsR Radical, Crass, Boner, New Red Archives, Sudden Death, Tank Crimes, Grimace[1]
MembersDave Dictor
Ron Posner
Mike Smith
Al Schvitz
Russ Kalita
Barry Ward
Past membersGordon Fraser
Eric Calhoun
Bill Collins
Chris Wilder
Brendan Bekowies
Michael Donaldson
Franco Mares
Matt Freeman
Erica Liss
Erik Mischo/Matt Van Cura
Al Batross
Mike Pride
Dejan Podobnik
Felix Griffin

MDC released material through ex-Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra's independent label Alternative Tentacles. In the 1990s, vocalist Dave Dictor published editorials for the internationally distributed fanzine Maximumrocknroll. MDC's initial run ended in 1995, and the band spent five years on hiatus, before returning in 2000 with some new band members.