Jello Biafra

~ Person

Legal name: Eric Reed Boucher


Jello Biafra (born Eric Reed Boucher; June 17, 1958) is the former lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys, and is currently a musician and spoken word artist. After he left the Dead Kennedys, he took over the influential independent record label Alternative Tentacles, which he had co-founded in 1979 with Dead Kennedys bandmate East Bay Ray. Although now focused primarily on spoken word, he has continued as a musician in numerous collaborations.

Politically, Biafra is a member of the Green Party of the United States and actively supports various political causes. He ran for the party's Presidential nomination in 2000, finishing second to Ralph Nader. He is a staunch believer in a free society, who utilizes shock value and advocates direct action and pranksterism in the name of political causes. Biafra is known to use absurdist media tactics, in the leftist tradition of the Yippies, to highlight issues of civil rights and social justice.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors Jello Biafra With D.O.A. 3
1991 The Sky Is Falling and I Want My Mommy Jello Biafra With NoMeansNo 3 3
1994 Prairie Home Invasion Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon & the Toadliquors 2
2004 Never Breathe What You Can’t See Jello Biafra with The Melvins 2
2005 Sieg Howdy! Jello Biafra with The Melvins 2


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Will the Fetus Be Aborted? Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon & the Toadliquors 2
2012 We Occupy D.O.A. feat. Jello Biafra 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 No More Cocoons Spokenword Jello Biafra 2
1989 High Priest of Harmful Matter: Tales From the Trial Spokenword Jello Biafra 1
1991 I Blow Minds for a Living Spokenword Jello Biafra 1
1994 Beyond the Valley of the Gift Police Spokenword Jello Biafra 1
1998 If Evolution Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Evolve Spokenword Jello Biafra 1
2000 Become the Media Spokenword Jello Biafra 1
2002 The Big Ka-Boom, Part One Spokenword Jello Biafra 1
2002 Machine Gun in the Clown's Hand Spokenword Jello Biafra 1
2006 In the Grip of Official Treason Spokenword Jello Biafra 1

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