Friday, August 9, 2013

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine "Shock-U-Py!"

(Alternative Tentacles) Jello being Jello! This is as corny and obvious as the bulk of 60s protest music was, but in a lot ways it's just as important. And who can really fault a 7.5 minute epic that combines Dead Kennedy vocals, both country and KISS riffs, cheerleading Occupy-ers, FDR history lessons, and a laundry list of capitalist, corporate AmeriKKKa's woes and ills. Scathing indictments of Obama (and Oprah and Rodney King) may not have much bite if you consider the satiric re-spelling "BaRockstar O'Bomber" not particularly clever, but compared to other contemporary protest music...wait, there is none! So throw in D.O.A. and some Jello-isms, and I'm on board!

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