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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jello Biafra vs. "Shitty Indie-Pop Bands," Round 2

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
  • Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
Back in May, we wrote about a new, kind of insane song by former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, "Dot Com Monte Carlo." The darkly amusing (but still crazy) lyrics call for drive-by shootings targeting yuppies and rail against "shitty indie-pop bands," Nancy Pelosi, and the general progression of San Francisco (apparently) toward the proverbial shitter.

Last week, we caught up with Biafra and asked him to explain himself, in proper disciplinarian fashion. After all, we felt a little bad when all those indie kids started crying in the corner.

"I like music with sharper teeth and more surprises," he said when asked about his beef with indie bands.

Indie music doesn't have sharp teeth?

"I don't like stuff like, 'Oh yeah, they're kind of okay,'" he said. "I want music that's more than kind of okay! I mean, people go out of their way to be harmless now, and it bores me out of my skull!"

Biafra suggests we have more to fear than spineless music. He says that "Dot Com Monte Carlo" laments the "Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom dream for how to ruin San Francisco once and for all."

We're not sure yet who's gonna save the day, but we hope Biafra has some nice superhero capes somewhere in his closet -- he might need them.


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