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Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra, Jello Biafra politics

Yes, part one of this conversation with former Dead Kennedys vocalist Jello Biafra ran two months ago. There’s a good reason: We spoke for three hours. It was practically a monologue. The complete transcript is 15,413 words. It’s difficult to determine what highlights are germane to promoting Tea Party Revenge Porn, his recent album with […]

The post Jello Biafra still believes political dialogue can make an impact appeared first on Alternative Press.

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It stands to reason LGBTQIA+ culture informed, inspired and enmeshed with punk, down to the crossover with the ’70s glam scene that helped spawn it. After all, both worlds were essentially the Island of Misfit Toys, from the Rankin/Bass 1964 holiday special Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: a rebel culture for those whose ideas don’t fit […]

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1979: As far as the American record business was concerned, punk rock was finished. They’d spent a packet on the Sex Pistols, Ramones and Dead Boys, and those albums seemingly shipped straight to the cut-out bins. The Pistols self-destructed at the end of their U.S. tour the previous year, and now that Sid Vicious kid […]

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Jello Biafra, Jello Biafra politics

“It should not take a bush league punk-rock musician to point this shit out,” announces the man born Eric Reed Boucher 62 years ago in Boulder, Colorado, toward the end of our three-hour conversation. And what “shit” would Jello Biafra be talking about? For a start, how about the Interstate Crosscheck program, voter fraud, the […]

The post Jello Biafra knows Americans have the same worries at the end of the day appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Punk was, by design, meant to be small and regional. True, bands might break out and become national or even international. But the overarching idea was keeping things small and accessible. You wanted to be able to reach out and touch your favorite band in a small sweaty club, maybe have a beer with the […]

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When pub-rock singer Joe Strummer of the 101ers first met with former London SS guitarist Mick Jones in 1976 to brainstorm material for a new band eventually named the Clash, Strummer was shown one of his songs, “I’m So Bored With You.” He wasn’t having it: “‘Ere, let’s rewrite this now!” The rather wimpy romantic […]

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Dead Kennedys Mitt Romney

Amidst the ongoing Pro-Trump protests at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Dead Kennedys decided to share their thoughts on the events that transpired. However, it looks like their comments have backfired. Many individuals in the punk community including former Dead Kennedys member Jello Biafra and Eve 6 have responded to Dead Kennedys’ latest comments. As […]

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Anarchy for sale? Continue reading…

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