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Friday, May 09, 2008

NoMeansNo- The Sky Is Falling/ The Jelvins- Never Breathe What You Can't See

Today is your lucky day. I am in a good mood and since you all have been good little kiddies, how about some dessert? Wash your filthy hands and enjoy a double helping of Jello with me. There is always room for J-e-l-l-o.

Jello Biafra, if you are unfamiliar with this name then you are unfamiliar with punk rock. Most notably, the legendary front man for the hardcore punk band, Dead Kennedys; Jello has also been known to branch out and dabble into other endeavors such as spoken word poetry, running for the Presidential nomination for the Green Party in 2000, and bands: Lard, 1000 Homo DJs, Pigface, and RevCo

I present to you two of Jello's collaborations. The first being, Jello's joint effort with underground punk rock darlings, NoMeansNo.

"The Sky Is Falling and I Want My Mommy" was recorded in 1991, born out of a previous collaboration between the two on the track, "Falling Space Junk," for the Terminal City Ricochet soundtrack. It is quite an interesting collaboration. Eat up!

Year of Release: 1991
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Label: Alternative Tentacles

Track List

1. The Sky Is Falling, And I Want My Mommy (Falling Space Junk)
2. Jesus Was A Terrorist
3. Bruce's Diary
4. Bad
5. Ride The Flume
6. Chew
7. Sharks In The Gene Pool
8. The Myth Is Real


For collaboration number two, I have included Jello Biafra With The Melvins' "Never Breathe What You Can't See." This collaboration was a dream come true for me, being a huge Melvins and Dead Kennedys fan. The members of this band performed under different aliases. Jello perfromed under the name, Osama McDonald, Buzz Osborne (of the Melvins) performed under the name Jon Benet Milosevic, Dale Crover (of the Melvins) under the name Saddam Disney, Kevin Rutmanis (of Tomahawk) under the name George W. McVeigh, and even Adam Jones (of Tool) lend his talents to this project.

The Jelvins (as they are often referred) album highlights include "Caped Crusader," "Dawn of the Locusts," and "McGruff the Crime Dog."

Year of Release: 2004
Genre: Hardcore Punk, Sludge Metal
Label: Alternative Tentacles

Track List

1. Plethysmograph
2. McGruff The Crime Dog
3. Yuppie Cadillac
4. Islamic Bomb
5. The Lighter Side Of Global Terrorism
6. Caped Crusader
7. Enchanted Thoughtfist
8. Dawn Of The Locusts

I will be away for the weekend but I will return Sunday afternoon. I am still unsure how far I want to veer off the rock path, as I am still trying to gauge this audience. I may have a few curve balls in the future. Hopefully, these 4 albums can keep you satisfied until Sunday. Ta-ta!

Download: NoMeansNo- The Sky Is Falling and I Want My Mommy
Download Size: 50.98 MB

Download: The Jelvins- Never Breathe What You Can't See
Download Size: 86.28 MB


Strange Ranger said...

I like Jello Biafra and I love the Melvins so this is pretty exciting. can't wait...downloading right now. You rock Ally!

Ally said...

Thanks. :P The Melvins are one of my favorite bands of all-time. They have some pretty odd collaborations with Mike Patton (Fantomas) and Lustmord as well. I hope you like it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!