Jello Biafra Quotes (34 Quotes)



    You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.

    Punk is not dead. Punk will only die when corporations can exploit and mass produce it.

    So basically the understanding on these so-called reissues is that they were done behind my back, without my permission, and the band informed me that I would no longer be paid on them at all.

    Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath.


    Voters are starting to get together to keep Wal-Marts out of their town so that their economies don't get wrecked. The local elections are where you handle rent control, living wages and medical marijuana laws. Few people vote in local elections, but if more people like us vote, we have a far better chance at getting cool people and cool propositions passed. If you don't show up, you can bet your sweet ass that the Bush gang and the Christian coalition will.

    There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.

    The Sonics I found later and that was pretty important.

    It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there's the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there's the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda.

    I'm totally down with insurrection in the street. I've had a great time with that over the years. Insurrection in the voting booth is the other part of the equation.

    All of these reissues were not authorized by me, I do not endorse them, the live album was put out without my permission, and I've not seen a dime at this point, either.

    The last true punk band to get a major label contract was The Dickies.

    What I'm getting at is, you know, if we really want to get serious about helping all the people living in the street and getting people jobs, we could just hire half the people in the country to spy on the other half.

    Respecting other people's cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It's indefensible.

    The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.

    I'm down with both direct action and electoral action. We need both.


    I got involved because I wanted to help inspire more people to get off their butts and register and vote - not just in this election, but in every other election from now on, you know?

    For every prohibition you create you also create an underground.

    They've gone to great length to disguise the fact that I'm not in the band, even sending out a photo to promoters with my picture in it which then winds up in some of the ads on the flyers.

    I realized later on that a lot of times I'd go back to Colorado to hide from all the mayhem in San Francisco so I could get songs written.

    When there's people on the other side of the room trying to wipe out your life and things are stacked against you, you can get nervous.

    I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.

    We have to wipe out Bushism itself, before it wipes us out. That means showing up and voting smart in every election, big and small. I think that in many ways that, the local elections are even more important than the national elections. It's the mayors and the city councils and county comissioners and the school boards and the legislators that decide how to spend the money they fleece off of us in taxes.

    We didn't have money to put out everything we wanted to put out.

    I don't think either the Offspring or Green Day started their bands with the intention of becoming so enormously popular that sort of fell in their laps-especially the Offspring. My attitude is if somebody blunders into the level of popularity, at least remember the human factor. These guys are still human beings and hopefully still have hearts and if you keep in touch with them rather than vilify them you may be able to encourage them to go in the right direction. What I'm hoping will eventually happen is that they will grasp the amount of power and financial clout that is now at their fingertips and use those as tools to help real people with real things the way punk politics was always designed to do before, but nobody had any money.

    Let me start by saying, I'm utterly disgusted with the former members of the Dead Kennedys.

    That's the way both they and I travel sometimes. Pick road at random, and when it's time to pull over, you pull over and hope you can find a place to crash.

    This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs.

    My goal is not replacinga corporate Rebulican with a corporate Democrat and then calling it a day. We did that last time with Bill Clinton, and then look what we got.


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