JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Full-length #2 picks up where the Shock-u-py! EP left off! Covered in gruesome detail this time are corruption (“The Brown Lipstick Parade”, “Werewolves of Wall Street,” “Road Rage,”) and corporate McMedia making pop stars out of small-time crooks to shield the big ones (“John Dillinger”) or tabloid pop stars to lobotomize everyone else (“Hollywood Goof Disease”). The title track shines a light on our never-ending foreign-policy disasters in ways even Jello’s spoken word albums never did. “Crapture” is the perfect song to play for those lovely “End Times” believers, pointing out how much better the world will be when they leave and we’re “Left Behind”- with melodies on the scale Biafra hasn’t really touched since “Moon Over Marin.” Click below to continue reading at Alternative Tentacles Website.
NEW YORK – APRIL 1997: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED USING CROSS-PROCESSED FILM) (L-R) Rancid bandmate Lars Fredericksen, The Ramones Joey Ramone and Rancid leader Tim Armstrong pose together for an April 1997 portrait at Joey Ramone’s apartment in New York City, New York. Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and Lars Fredericksen met Joey for the first time, to discuss their planned tour, where the Ramones come out of retirement for a final performance at Lollapalooza. (Photo by Bob Berg/Getty Images)