Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School Of Medicine's "White People and the Damage Done"


Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School Of Medicine's new album, White People and the Damage Done, is an artifact from an alternate reality in which the Dead Kennedys never dissolved in acrimony, and instead kept on gigging and recording, getting tighter and tighter, angrier and angrier, and yet, somehow, never aging. Jello Biafra's lyrics are unmistakably his, but moreso -- more sarcastic, more trenchant, more unapologetically political than ever. His delivery is even more caustic than in the Kennedys' heyday, and the backing band (which is something of an all-star punk act, with alumni from the Rollins band, Digital Underground, Butthole Surfers and more) is hard-driving and heavy and relentless.

There's not a bad track on this one, but the real standout is Shock-U-Py!, an anthem about the Occupy movement, which you can hear after the jump. Don't miss the spoken word break in the middle.

White People and the Damage Done [Amazon MP3]

White People and the Damage Done [Amazon UK MP3]

White People and the Damage Done [Alternative Tentacles -- LP, CD, MP3]


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  1. > Jello Biafra’s lyrics are unmistakably his, but moreso

    Cory: “moreso” is not a word.

    1.  It is a word. “Moreso” has semantic and/or pragmatic content. It just happens to be a nonstandard word.

  2. great album, listening now. Perfect description…could easily be a well-produced, even tighter version of the DK’s. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Change one word in the title and there would be riots in the streets and demands for a Congressional investigation and death threats against whoever dared such a thing.

    Use ‘white” and people fall all over themselves to line up to say how good it is.

    Racism is ugly.

    1. Racism does not apply to white people.

      It is different for Caucasians, however.

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