|JELLO BIAFRA and the GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ready new album|
|Thursday, 07 February 2013 17:21|
The long-awaited anti-austerity blast-a-thon, with the teeth, venom and one-of-a-kind music of Jello Biafra is finally upon us. The second full-length album from Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine picks up where last year's 'Shock-U-Py!' EP left off.
Covered in gruesome detail is corruption ('The Brown Lipstick Parade', 'Werewolves of Wall Street' and 'Road Rage'), corporate McMedia making pop stars out of small-time crooks ('John Dillinger') and tabloid pop stars to lobotomize everyone else ('Hollywood Goof Disease'). The title track shines a light on our never-ending foreign policy disasters in ways even Jello’s spoken word albums never did. 'Crapture' is the perfect song to play for those lovely End Times believers, pointing out how much better the world would be for everyone else left behind - with melodies on the scale Biafra hasn’t really touched since 'Moon Over Marin'.
Above all, White People and the Damage Done rocks! No pop punk here, just Jello and crew taking punk fire in unexplored directions, with wall-of-sound, in-your-face production from Marshall Lawless and Matt Kelley (Jello projects, Hieroglyphics, The Coup, Digital Underground, ZenGuerrilla). The line-up retains the double-barrelled guitar attack of Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Freak Accident) and Kimo Ball (Freak Accident, Griddle, Mol Triffid), joined by bassist Andrew Weiss (Rollins Band, Ween, Butthole Surfers, more) and drummer Paul Della Pelle (Helios Creed, Nik Turner’s Space Ritual, and Philly HC legends Ruin).