JELLO BIAFRA & NOMEANSNO
The Sky Is Falling And I Want My Mommy
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A match made in Canada! Eight songs inspired by the Terminal City Ricochet sessions, including an alternate version of "Falling Space Junk." Also features "Bad," "Sharks in the Gene Pool" and "Chew."
The LP comes with a free digital download of this classic Jello Biafra collaboration!
"Ex-Dead Kennedy joins the Canadian power trio for some stirring machine gun rock and Biafra's usual treaties on the state of the world, including an attack on TV preachers." - Vital Vinyl
"If the American Underground is recent history, Jello Biafra is '60s activist Abbie Hoffman - a troublemaker, busy with the media, a supporter of anti-war and censorship campaigns, the AT label and various post-Dead Kennedys projects. And still his mind is racing. Nomeansno leap and thrash just to keep up. The title-track channels their thrash-funk into the cultural terrorism, with Biafra's sights set on the US multi-national hierarchy.
In contrast, "Ride the Flume" documents the riding of logs down narrow water channels; and musical variety emerges on the steel-strung swing of "Bruce's Diary."
With the Dead Kennedys, Biafra exposed the lie of the American Dream from inside. His acknowledgement now, that after fighting the power all your dreams become nightmares, is an equally potent expression. To recall Hoffman: if you don't have money or resources, steal this record." - Vox
"Those who cheered the arrest of Biafra and the subsequent split of Dead Kennedys a few years ago are now getting what they deserve. Biafra is everywhere - not Elvis. Spoken word LPs, singles and tours, TV appearances and debates nationwide, and records with D.O.A., ,b>Lard, Tumor Circus and now this. Like the D.O.A. EP this was recorded in Vancouver as part of the Terminal City Ricochet project. It covers DKs-like hardcore ("Jesus Was a Terrorist"), "79-"81 D.O.A.-like rockin' punk ("Bad" & "Ride The Flume," which contains a funny reference to the old "George of the Jungle" '60s TV cartoon) to the much more interesting off-the-wall sound. These stranger numbers like "Bruce's Diary," where the atonal hurns grate and "Chew" with its terrorizing dark aroma are where Jello really shines, stabbing his dagger home, into the reality most people try to ignore in an effort to stay sane. "Chew" will really seize us New Yawkahs with its scenes of urban human decay as brought to you by the NY Post (the paper I read every day). Just as Morrissey is the best current lyricist about relationships, no one can touch Biafra in his scathing social parody and insight. And when Nomeansno get really unleashed on "The Myth is Real - Let's Eat" (with the most pulverizing three chord Ramones riff heard since "Bad Brain" or "I've Gone Mental") the music takes on the glorious stomp of greatness. An inspired collaboration, and another amazing, mind-boggling Biafra experience." - The Big Takeover
"When a set of people this witty, intelligent, and sarcastic get together the end result could only be explosive. Everyone who wants to be, should by now be familiar with Jello Biafra, either through his work with the Dead Kennedys or from some of his various projects since then. Nomeansno are for some criminal reason slightly more obscure than our cult hero Jello, but hopefully that is something that will become rectified upon the release of this LP. It's warped anger mixed with dry humor all the way, set up against a background of highly atmospheric, powerful rhythms and effects. The familiar Nomeansno pounding up-front bass sound is in full use here, dragging each song along the by the scruff of its neck, creating some of Nomeansno's most deranged tracks yet. An essential purchase for all and a definite soundtrack for the nineties. Twisted music for a twisted society." - Metal Hammer
"Geez, Biafra's surpassing Rollins for sheer prolificness, lately. On The Sky is Falling, he teams up with the best power-trio in existence and the sparks do indeed fly. Razor sharp instrumentation, overpowering in its pure aggression, as weal as technical finesse. 'Ride The Flume,' with its nod to 'Too Drunk To Fuck''s guitar line, is a decent DKs knockoff, 'Jesus Was A Terrorist' is a refreshingly frenetic thrash blast and 'Bruce?s Diary' shows off some impressive jazzy chops. Biafra, despite occasional lapses into melodrama, turns in a decent vocal performance, as well - he sounds genuinely pissed on the riveting title track. A match made in heaven - or is it Hell?" - Publication Unknown
"The Sky Is Falling And I Want My Mommy (Falling Space Junk)" ()
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