1. jell-obiafra:

    Dead Kennedys cable-access Interview (1983)

  2. jell-obiafra:


Is the first box true?

i’m not sure…at all. i don’t know much about the thing with jello’s wife or much about his personal life haha, but i do know east bay ray wrote the lyrics to dead end, not jello,but it does seem awfully similar to jello’s situation with his wife. (maybe he wrote it about jello?) sorry for not being much help! maybe one of my followers would know more about it? 
if this is true…aww :’^(


It’s true. Jello said in an interview somewhere that he came home from a tour to find “his savings bled, his house stripped, and someone who he thought was a friend and his wife gone”. Poor guy didn’t deserve that :(

    jell-obiafra:

    Is the first box true?

    i’m not sure…at all. i don’t know much about the thing with jello’s wife or much about his personal life haha, but i do know east bay ray wrote the lyrics to dead end, not jello,but it does seem awfully similar to jello’s situation with his wife. (maybe he wrote it about jello?) sorry for not being much help! maybe one of my followers would know more about it? 

    if this is true…aww :’^(

    It’s true. Jello said in an interview somewhere that he came home from a tour to find “his savings bled, his house stripped, and someone who he thought was a friend and his wife gone”. Poor guy didn’t deserve that :(

  3. I am so sorry for the recent spam but I am rediscovering my love for the dead kennedys and I’m obsessing over Jello Biafra a tad bit

  4. jadoremachatte:

    In 1979, Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra ran for mayor of San Francisco.

    His campaign slogan was “There’s Always Room for Jello”.

    He wore an ex-campaign shirt of his opponent Quentin Kopp during his campaign.  

    He vacuumed the sidewalks in front of Diane Feinstein’s home to mock her publicity stunt, in which she swept the streets of San Francisco for a few hours.  

    He wrote his campaign platform on a napkin and entered the race before he had even created a platform.  

    His platform included forcing businessmen to wear clown suits within city limits, erecting statues of Dan White (who assassinated Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978) all over town and allowing the parks department to sell eggs and tomatoes with which people could pelt them,

    He suggested hiring out of job workers, due to a tax initiative, to become pan handlers in wealthy neighborhoods (one being where Dianne Feinstein lives), and a citywide ban on cars. ( not so crazy )

    Less crazy, Biafra proposed legalizing squatting in vacant, tax-delinquent buildings and requiring police officers to keep their jobs by running for election voted by the people of the neighborhoods they patrol.

    Biafra finished fourth out of a field of ten, losing to Diane Feinstein.  

    This man is basically my hero.

  5. Stars And Stripes Of Corruption
    Dead Kennedys
    Frankenchrist

    insertpsychonamehere:

    Stars And Stripes Of Corruption- Dead Kennedys (1985)

    Thoughts for the new year:

    But what can just one of us do
    Against all that money and power
    Trying to crush us into roaches?
    We won’t destroy society in a day
    Until we change ourselves first
    From the inside out

    We can start by not lying so much
    And treating other people like dirt
    It’s so easy not to base our lives
    On how much we can scam

    And you know
    It feels good to lift that monkey off our back

  6. perpetua:

    Dead Kennedys
    “We Got a Bigger Problem Now”
    Live in the studio circa 1981

    I really love this clip, in part because I guess I never realized that Jello Biafra and the rest of the band were kinda…adorable?

  7. theresalwaysroomforeric:

    Young Jello appreciation post.

  8. thecomicscomic:

Inside season four of IFC’s Portlandia with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

Portlandia returns Feb. 27, 2014.

    thecomicscomic:

    Inside season four of IFC’s Portlandia with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

    Portlandia returns Feb. 27, 2014.

  9. arctic-gorilla:

Dead Kennedys on concert.

    arctic-gorilla:

    Dead Kennedys on concert.

  10. We've Got A Bigger Problem Now
    Dead Kennedys
    Plastic Surgery Disasters / In

    x28if:

    Last call for alcohol
    Last call for your “Freedom Of Speech”
    Drink up happy hour is now enforced by law

    Don’t forget our house special
    It’s called a Trickie Dickie Screwdriver
    It’s got one part Jack Daniels, two parts purple Kool-Aid
    And a jigger of Formaldehyde

    From the jar with Hitler’s brain in it
    We got in the back storeroom
    Happy trails to you, happy trails to you

    I am Emperor Ronald Reagan
    Born again with Fascist cravings
    Still, you made me President

    Human Rights will soon go away
    I am now your Shah today
    Now I command all of you
    Now you’re going to pray in school
    And I’ll make sure they’re Christian too

    California, uber alles
    California, uber alles
    Uber alles, California
    Uber alles, California

    Ku Klux Klan will control you
    Still you think it’s natural
    Nigger knockin’ for the master race
    Still you wear the happy face

    You closed your eyes, can’t happen here
    Alexander Haig is near
    Vietnam won’t come back you say
    Join the army or you will pay
    Join the army or you will pay

    California, uber alles
    California, uber alles
    Uber alles, California
    Uber alles, California

    Yeah that’s it, just relax
    Have another drink, few more pretzels, little more MSG
    Turn on those Dallas Cowboys on your TV
    Lock your doors, close your mind
    It’s time for the two-minute warning

    Welcome to 1984
    Are you ready for the Third World War?
    You too will meet the secret police
    They’ll draft you and they’ll jail your niece

    You’ll go quietly to boot camp
    They’ll shoot you dead, make you a man
    Don’t you worry, it’s for a cause
    Feeding global corporations’ claws

    Die on our brand, new poison gas
    El Salvador, Afghanistan
    Making money for President Reagan
    Making money for President Reagan
    And all the friends of President Reagan

    California, uber alles
    California, uber alles
    Uber alles, California
    Uber alles, California



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