White People & the Damage Done
2013 release from the Punk pioneer and former Dead Kennedys frontman. The second full-length from Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine picks up where last fall's Shock-u-py left off. Covered in gruesome detail this time are corruption and corporate McMedia making pop stars out of small-time crooks to shield the big ones or tabloid pop stars to lobotomize everyone else. Above all, White People And the Damage Done rocks! No pop punk here, just Jello and crew taking Punk fire in unexplored directions, with wall-of-sound, in-your-face production from Marshall Lawless and Matt Kelley. Lineup retains the double-barreled guitar attack of Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Freak Accident) and Kimo Ball (Freak Accident, Griddle, Mol Triffid), joined by bassist Andrew Weiss (Rollins Band, Ween, Butthole Surfers, more) and drummer Paul Della Pelle (Helios Creed, Nik Turner's Space Ritual, and Philly HC legends Ruin).