New Section "JUST THINK ABOUT IT". Hey dudes and dudettes...use your brain man!
I kind of liked the Dead Kennedys, they were funny...the sound was cool...but I don't like stinky punks, and when I was in middle school...the dudes the wore the famous Dead Kennedys logo shirts were totally stinky. All Music Guide called their song 'Holiday In Cambodia,' "possibly the most successful single in the American hardcore scene." From the Dead Kennedys, easily the most influential person in the band and probably San Francisco Hardcore Scene was Jello Biafra (wiki read it). What I DO like about Jello Biafra very much is his SPOKEN WORD albums. He is a very intelligent man who has always been political and is very sharp on what's going on....oh, and he hates EVERYONE.
Quick Facts on Mr. Biafra
///Ran for Mayor of San Francisco in 1979 as a prank, platform included all business men working in downtown had to wear clown suits (haha), but also Policemen were had to be voted into service every 4 years by citizens, and no cars in the city (horrible pollution in that time). He got 3.5% of the votes and came in 4th place out of a field of 10.
///Was brought to trial by the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) in which they sited his music as dangerous (along with Public Enemy, 2 Live Crew, etc) and was aquitted. This was a huge reason for Tipper Gore calling for censorship of music which Jello oposed.
///Has released 8 spoken word albums since 1987 on his Alternative Tentacles label, which are all quite interseted and worth checking out (mp3 avail on Alt Tent site).
Jello is a smart man, he is radical, he is a punk, some of the stuff is out there, but he uses fact to incite his arguments. so....
JUST THINK ABOUT IT!
Instead of going all crazy about Iraq/War/Oil/Bush....this peice of his talks about how POT (marijuana) is actually a quite useful plant and how the government and corporations basically were fueld by money and racism to make growing hemp and pot illegal in the late 30's, when in reality there are many many positive things we can get from a hemp plant (besides the munchies).
P.S. I'm not a stoner at all, but this is just really interesting MANNNNNNNN!
Jello Biafra - Grow More Pot (1991)