Former Dead Kennedys Vocalist Jello Biafra to Release ‘White People and the Damage Done’
Former Dead Kennedys vocalist and punk rock legend Jello Biafra is about to release a second full-length album with his band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine. The upcoming record, 'White People and the Damage Done,' is set to drop on April 2 via Biafra's record label, Alternative Tentacles.
'White People and the Damage Done' was composed entirely by Jello Biafra, and is the singer's first concept record since he released 'Frankenchrist' with Dead Kennedys in 1985. The album consists of 10 new tracks and four remixes, including 'Shock-U-Py,' a pro-Occupy movement song, which was originally released in July of last year.
The official press release for 'White People and the Damage Done' paints a colorful picture of the album, which is described as "a lobotomizing cannon of a record that attacks corruption ('The Brown Lipstick Parade,' 'Werewolves of Wall Street,' 'Road Rage'), Corporate McMedia making pop stars out of small-time crooks to shield the big ones ('John Dillinger') or tabloid pop stars to lobotomize everyone else ('Hollywood Goof Disease').
The bubbly description continues, "The album's 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-replete with melodies on the scale Biafra hasn't touched since 'Moon Over Marin.'"
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine are scheduled to perform twice during the 2013 Coachella Festival, along with a handful of U.S. tour dates built around the Coachella performances. Check out the band's full list of U.S. concert dates below, along with the full track listing for 'White People and the Damage Done.'
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:
04/12 - Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/13 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Blue Lamp
04/14 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
04/16 - San Luis Obispo, Calif. @ SLO Brew
04/17 - Long Beach, Calif. @ Alex's Bar
04/19 - Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/20 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Country Saloon
04/21 - Scottsdale, Ariz. @ Pub Rock
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, 'White People and the Damage Done' Track Listing:
1. 'The Brown Lipstick Parade'
2. 'John Dillinger'
3. 'Werewolves of Wall Street'
4. 'Road Rage'
5. 'Mid-East Peace Process'
6. 'Hollywood Goof Disease'
7. 'White People and the Damage Done'
9. 'Burgers of Wrath'
11. 'The Brown Lipstick Parade (Spit Valve BrASS Mix)'
12. 'Burgers of Wrath (Slight Rural Extension)'
13. 'Crapture (Flight F.I.N.A.L.Space Blast Extension)'
14. 'Shock-U-Py! (Soul Clap Mix)'