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Dead Kennedys respond to Jello's "outrage" about To Drunk... usage


#1

Sorry folks if I did wrong by making this a new topic please slap me back into line just seemed right to do.



Here is what Punknews.org is posting from DK:



The Dead Kennedys have released a statement responding to former frontman Jello Biafra. Last week Jello criticized his former bandmates for licensing their classic song, “Too Drunk to Fuck” to the upcoming Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse.



The band’s stern response also urges Biafra to donate his portion of the proceeds to charity:



Jello and his former bandmates have frequently sparred in the press in recent years. Most prominently in 2000 a court awarded rights to the majority of the Dead Kennedys’ back catalogue to the Decay Music partnership, but following that the members have had repeatedly squabbled over touring, reissues and other matters.





“Another year, another misleading public claim by the ever striving for attention Jello Biafra. While we would have preferred not to jump back into the fray, we felt it was warranted to make a public response due to Jello publicly giving away key scene points and false information for a movie that Tarantino’s fans are eagerly awaiting.



In his statement, he included the preteen daughter of one of the other band members. His public comments show that he is more interested in casting himself as a martyr rather than having any regard for women’s or children’s rights. It also shows that he has no regard for the safety of a child. As usual, it’s all about Jello.





Contrary to Jello claiming all the writing credit for himself, East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride and D.H. Peligro also contributed to this song. Jello did not write “every note of that song,” that was proven in a court of law, when he was found guilty of fraud, and strains credibility.



On a final note, JELLO is getting paid EXTREMELY WELL, and we challenge him to put his money where his mouth is and donate his share to a woman’s cause, if he is truly concerned with the issue."



Here’s Jello’s orginal statement if you missed it. I took the spoiler out this time.

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From Punknews.org

Sorry I tried to hide the spoiler part down there as best I could.



Jello Biafra has issued a public statement condemning his former bandmates in the Dead Kennedys for licensing their classic song, “Too Drunk to Fuck” to the upcoming Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature, Grindhouse.



Biafra’s objections specifically stem from the song’s placement in the film, in a rape scene:



"The scene is actually in the “Planet Terror” film directed by Rodriguez. (Spoiler) (end Spoiler)



Some people will do anything for money. I can’t help but think back to how prudish Klaus Flouride was when he objected to H.R. Giger’s painting on the “Frankenchrist” poster, saying he couldn’t bear to show it to his parents. I’d sure love to be a fly on the wall when he tries to explain putting a song in a rape scene for money to his teenage daughter. "




Jello and his former bandmates have frequently sparred in the press in the years since the lawsuits which allowed three quarters of the band to tour with him.



Note: As Jello’s message contains a possible “spoiler” you will need to highlight the note to see what was said.

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#2

“every single note”? Maaan, it’s a punk song. Millions of Garage Bands have written the same song while being drunk, what’s the deal? :smiley:


#3

:coughjellosapublicitywhorecough:


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[quote=“Joeybombstyle”]




Contrary to Jello claiming all the writing credit for himself, East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride and D.H. Peligro also contributed to this song. Jello did not write “every note of that song," that was proven in a court of law, when he was found guilty of fraud, and strains credibility.



On a final note, JELLO is getting paid EXTREMELY WELL, and we challenge him to put his money where his mouth is and donate his share to a woman’s cause, if he is truly concerned with the issue."


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I think Jello just got pwned!