Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
are at it again! Hot on the heels of their debut full-length
The Audacity of Hype, the group—featuring Ralph Spight
(Victims Family, Freak Accident, Hellworms), Jon Weiss
(Sharkbait, Horsey), Billy Gould (Faith No More) and
Kimo Ball (Freak Accident, Carneyball Johnson, Mol
Triffid, Griddle)—roars back with five unreleased rippers.
CD and download versions include “Metamorphosis Exploration
on Deviation Street,” a transmogrified 18-minute
cover of the Deviants’ classic.
The band’s twin guitar attack retains some of the spacepunk
overtones and spy-music-on-meth chaos of Dead
Kennedys, while adding a healthy dose of Detroit-style
proto-punk, flavored with Weiss’s industrial excursions
into metal percussion. This is Biafra’s first full-time band
since Dead Kennedys broke up in 1986, and the depth and
breadth of his musical chops and lyrical triumphs are on
full display on these ferocious tracks.