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 a distant 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 RatingReleases
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

Album + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Become the Media Jello Biafra 1
2002 The Big Ka-Boom, Part One Jello Biafra 1


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

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