Jello Biafra

photo by Ken Mierzwa

Jello Biafra, the singer of the Dead Kennedys prime era (1978-1985) was one of the most fearless onstage frontmen I ever got a chance to see.

I saw the DKs back in 1981 at Club COD in Chicago. That’s my ticket stub below, the one on the right – yes, Husker Du AND Naked Raygun AND the Effigies were all warmup acts on that show. Monumental, a tremendous show, with the DKs and Jello making the place come alive and alive again.

Click here, scroll to D, find the DKs “California Uber Alles” video and see the excitement that Jello Biafra brought to the stage.

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