White People and the Damage Done
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Still disenfranchised about American society and riled up about it, the former Dead Kennedys singer takes issue with Wall Street, Hollywood, consumer nature, fast food, and white people in general on Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine's third album, White People & the Damage Done. Backed by a musically fierce band that includes Ween/Butthole Surfers bassist Andrew Weiss, drummer Paul Della Pelle, and guitarists Ralph Spight and Kimo Ball, the 54-year-old frontman sounds as spirited as he did in his early days. In fact, for the fast, furious "Road Rage" and "Mid-East Peace Process," he and his band match the blistering energy of early-'80s American hardcore staples like Black Flag (good to see that Keith Morris' OFF! isn't the only group carrying the torch) and, yes, the Kennedys. Forced by age into the suburban lifestyle he once rallied against, Biafra sounds positively spiteful as he yells "I hate the malls and I hate credit cards/I hate my neighbors and the dogs in the yard!" or shames reality TV, wondering "What the hell is a Kardashian/Should Snooky be allowed to reproduce?" His voice is strong and he continues to prove himself a threat as an exceptionally sharp and witty lyricist. Meanwhile, the band takes risks, incorporating styles like rockabilly and classic rock into its punk fusion in a way that's dizzying but never disconcerting. Of course, fans know what they are getting by this stage in the game, but even they might be pleasantly surprised.
OMG This Album is Awesome . Great for DK fans!
White People and the Damage Done
Too weak for words but I will try nonetheless. To glom onto the tragedy of starvation and efforts to rein in mass murder for the purpose of "art' is lazy. Make an effort to remove the artificial box that encases your soul and then maybe, just maybe you can make music that helps us lesser humans to "think". Until then this is just grey noise.
Are any of the 1 star reviewers even over 35?
I am personally happy to hear new material from Jello Biafra. Yeah it sounds like Dead Kennedys, that's because it's Jello!! What were you expecting, Jello sounding like some cheesy jazz singer? For the other old punks on here will know what I mean about the jazz type singing! I love this new album. It's better than the current knock off DK that's touring.
Born: June 17, 1958 in Boulder, CO
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
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