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Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedys, in the song " Saturday Night Holocaust ", likened disco to the cabaret culture of Weimar-era Germany for its apathy towards government policies and its escapism.
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* 1963 – Billy Gould, American musician, songwriter, and producer ( Faith No More, Harmful, Fear and the Nervous System, and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine )
The original band lineup consisted of Jello Biafra ( Eric Reed Boucher ) on vocals, East Bay Ray on guitar, Klaus Flouride ( Geoffrey Lyall ) on bass, and Ted ( Bruce Slesinger ) on drums and percussion.
In August 1987, the criminal trial was submitted to the jury with the two remaining defendants: Jello Biafra and Michael Bonanno ( former Alternative Tentacles label manager ).
Former band members claimed that Jello Biafra had conspired to pay lower royalty rates to the band members.
Biafra's former bandmates maintain that they sued because of Jello Biafra's deliberate withholding of money, though when pressed they have acknowledged that the payment was an accounting mistake, but insist that Biafra was wrong in failing to inform the band directly.
Matters were stirred up even further when the three bandmates invited Jello Biafra to " bury the hatchet " in the form of a band reunion.
When asked about the " DK " logo in an interview, Jello Biafra explained, "... I wanted to make sure it was something simple and easy to spray-paint so people would graffiti it all over the place, and then I showed it to Winston Smith.
He has also covered songs by hardcore punk bands such as The Exploited, Jello Biafra, and Black Flag.
Jello Biafra ( born Eric Reed Boucher ; June 17, 1958, Boulder, Colorado, United States ) is the former lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys, and is currently a musician and spoken word artist.
* 1958 – Jello Biafra, American singer, musician, and activist ( Dead Kennedys, The No WTO Combo, and Lard )
Like Crass, Jello Biafra was influenced by the hippie movement and cited the yippies as a key influence on his political activism and thinking, though he did write songs critical of hippies.
Musician Jello Biafra ran for several offices with the Green Party, including for President in 2000.
Some prominent members of the punk rock community such as Fat Mike and Jello Biafra have been critical of the band's decision to replace Darby Crash with an actor.
Like Crass, Jello Biafra was influenced by the hippie movement, and cited the yippies as a key influence on his political activism and thinking, though he also wrote songs critical of hippies.
During the 2004 United States presidential election, artists and bands including Brian Baker, Jello Biafra, Mike Watt, Bad Religion, Rise Against, Circle Jerks, Ensign, Sick of It All, The Unseen, Western Addiction, and Youth Brigade involved themselves with the anti-Bush political activist group Punkvoter.
Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys has cited the Yippies as an influence on his activism and thinking.
In 2006 Farrell appeared with Jello Biafra and Keith Gordon in the documentary Whose War ?, examining the U. S. role in the Iraq War.
The band later release fifth album Deviant, which had appearances of drummer John Stanier and Jello Biafra.
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Jello, clearly disapproving of the situation, later wrote, " This is their lowest point since Levi's … This goes against everything the Dead Kennedys stands for in spades … The terrified woman later ' wins ' by killing Tarantino, but that excuse does not rescue this at all.
Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray and vocalist Jello Biafra formed the original Alternative Tentacles partnership, but the label is now run by Biafra, who became the sole owner in the mid-1980s.
* Jello Biafra / Dead Kennedys taken to court by the PMRC for content in their album Frankenchrist ; Biafra wins.
Jourgensen and Barker also formed Lard with Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra, Acid Horse with Cabaret Voltaire, 1000 Homo DJs ( which featured Nine Inch Nails ' Trent Reznor doing vocals on a cover of Black Sabbath's Supernaut ), PTP with Chris Connelly and Pailhead with Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi.
The most influential San Francisco hardcore band was the Dead Kennedys, whose frontman, Jello Biafra, became a noted social activist even after the band's last show at the On Broadway, which included The Black Athletes and Naked Lady Wrestlers on the card.
* Jello Biafra worked as a roadie for The Ravers ( later known as The Nails ) before forming the Dead Kennedys with guitarist East Bay Ray
A number of individuals including Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, John Denver, Joey Ramone and Frank Zappa criticized the group, arguing that it was a form of censorship.
His guitar work was heavily influenced by surf music, jazz and rockabilly, and, alongside Jello Biafra's astute lyrics and unique vibrato-based vocal style, East Bay Ray's playing was one of the defining factors of the music of the Dead Kennedys, and by extension, of the " second wave " of American punk.
East Bay Ray headed the legal struggle to win ownership of Dead Kennedys ' intellectual property and to secure royalties withheld from the band by Jello Biafra.
Former Dead Kennedys vocalist and Green Party member Jello Biafra has used the term during interviews as well.
Despite the fact that the club is meant to be a non-violent environment, on May 7, 1994, audience members attacked former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, claiming he was a sellout ( per club rules, Biafra had never signed to a major label ).
Produced by the Canadian company Prairie Coast Films and directed by Sean Patrick Shaul, the film focused on Chinn's life, including his drug abuse and schizophrenia, and featured interview footage with such notables as Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene, Corb Lund of the Corb Lund and the Hurtin ' Albertans and The Smalls, and Joey Keithley of D. O. A.
Through heavy touring they soon caught the attention of punk trailblazers like Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys ' Jello Biafra, which helped introduce Hüsker Dü to new fans.