JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Enhanced Methods of Questioning
virus430 (17 May 2011)
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Hot on the heels of the full-length Audacity Of Hype, the Guantanamo School of Medicine- featuring Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Freak Accident, Hellworms), Jon Weiss (Sharkbait, Horsey), Billy Gould (Faith No More), & Kimo Ball (Freak Accident, Carneyball Johnson, Mol Triffid, Griddle)- roar back with these ferocious tracks!
The band's twin guitar attack retains some of the space-punk overtones and spy-music-on-meth chaos of Dead Kennedys while adding a healthy dose of Detroit style proto-punk, flavored with Weiss' industrial excursions into metal percussion.
This is Jello Biafra's 1st full-time band since Dead Kennedys broke up in 1986, and it shows in the depth and breadth of Jello's musical chops and lyrical triumphs on these five originals and his reworking of the Deviants classic "Metamophosis Exploration."
Art by Jim Altieri and Michel Langevin (of VOIVOD)! Mixed & recorded by long-time Biafra co-conspirator Matt Kelley, whose other work includes Victim's Family, The Coup, Digital Underground, Hieroglyphics, Jello & The Melvins, and the 1st Jello & Guantanamo School of Medicine.
"Jello and his band have outdone themselves on Enhanced Methods of Questioning, and will have fans salivating to see what they do on their next full-length." - Ground Control (this is a VERY edited version of this excellent, in-depth review)
"Jello Biafra is a hard guy to pin down. For all his spoken word, thickly worded records, and willingness to utilize press, his persona is as much clouded by his information dispersal as it is defined. Fascinatingly, on Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine's second release, Enhanced Methods of Questioning, Biafra reveals himself through the works of other artists.
Enhanced Methods of Questioning picks up where the group's debut LP left off. Biafra howls at conservatives, yuppies, and corrupt government officials while the band supports his unique tone with muscular, fast-paced hardcore riffs that at times, approach a thrash metal cadence. Much like Biafra's second record with the Melvins, on this release, because the band defined themselves with their first release, they allow themselves a little more rein to get freakier... - punknews.org (this is a VERY edited version of this punknews.org review. What is it about the Guantanamo School of Medicine that makes people react at length to it? We don't know, but we like it!
"With six songs, this second official release from punk all-stars Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine offers up more of the proto-punk fringe craziness of their 2009 full-length debut, The Audacity of Hype. Naturally, everything Biafra lends his voice to ends up sounding like the Dead Kennedys, and this project is no different. Musically, it's kind of like Death (the Detroit one, not the metal one) meets the DKs, which, as you can imagine, it totally awesome." - Aux
"Technically an EP, Methods Of Questioning feels like and LP - there's a solidity here that escapes many other bands over a span of twice as many songs." - ThePunkSite.com