After Dead Kennedys recorded their 1980 debut, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, a new strain of punk had been revealed. The Washington D.C. hardcore scene had exploded, with Dischord Records releasing putting out EPs by Minor Threat and Teen Idles – bands that packed a ton of songs into 7-inch records by playing them really, really fast. The Dead Kennedys responded in December 1981 with their first, and only, EP, In God We Trust, Inc.