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Jello Biafra Quotes

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.

Don't hate the media, become the media.

Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board.

For every prohibition you create you also create an underground.

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

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?

I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.

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.

If you love god, burn a church.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

The Sonics I found later and that was pretty important.

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

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.