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Carlos Cadona

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Also known as  6025
Associated acts  Dead Kennedys
Genres  Punk rock
Name  Carlos Cadona

Occupation(s)  Guitarist
Role  Musician
Years active  1978-unknown
Albums  The 1978 Demos
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Music group  Dead Kennedys (1978 – 1979)
Similar  East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride, DH Peligro, Jello Biafra, Ron Greer

Carlos Cadona, better known by his stage name 6025, is an American musician who served as the second guitarist for the American punk rock band Dead Kennedys, from their formation in July 1978 to March 1979. Due to his very short tenure in the band and disappearance from the public eye almost immediately thereafter, very little is known about him, and the circumstances surrounding his departure from the band remain contested.


Dead Kennedys (1978–1979)

Jello Biafra met Cadona, who dubbed himself 6025 from a clothing inspection ticket, at the Mabuhay Gardens, and asked him if he wanted to pose as the band's drummer. 6025 then told Biafra that he could play guitar, and was invited to the group, subsequently joining in July 1978. Although he is sometimes claimed to have been a drummer or singer, frontman Jello Biafra has stated that 6025 was recruited solely as a guitarist. Initially the band was a quartet, consisting of bassist Klaus Flouride, vocalist Biafra, guitarist East Bay Ray, and drummer Bruce Slesinger, all of whom had answered an ad placed by Ray.

Biafra stated, "a week before our first gig we got a guitarist who called himself 6025 and he left about 6 months later". He actually parted with the band roughly eight months later, in March 1979. According to Biafra, he was the best all-round musician in the band, however his taste for prog rock and idiosyncratic songwriting alienated him from the rest of the band. 6025's final live appearance with Dead Kennedys was on March 3, 1979. The performance was taped and a few tracks appeared on compilation before being officially released in its entirety 25 years later as Live at the Deaf Club.

Dead Kennedys

  • 1980 – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
  • 1987 – Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
  • 2004 – Live at the Deaf Club
  • Snakefinger

  • 2010 – Live at the Savoy 1981
  • References

    Carlos Cadona Wikipedia

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