No More Cocoons

No More Cocoons

Alternative Tentacles
~Jello Biafra

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Alternative Tentacles

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Official Release Date Dec 10, 2002
Artist Jello Biafra
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0004857784
Item Code  0721616005912

track listing

1. Message From Our Sponsor (live)
2. Soundbite - Jaw One/the Prosecutor Speaks (live)
3. Mild Kingdom (live)
4. Soundbite - Jaw Two (live)
5. Vietnam Never Happened (live)
6. What Reagan Didn't Know (live)
7. May All Your Dreams Be Wonderful (live)
8. Soundbite - Jaw Three (live)
9. Urinalysis Is Freedom (live)
10. Names for Bands (New Improved Version) (live)

1. Talk on Censorship/Letter to Tipper Gore (live)
2. Why I'M Glad the Space Shuttle Blew Up (live)
3. Fuck Facts! (live)
4. Stars & Stripes of Corruption (live)


The obscenity case fought over the Dead Kennedys' album Frankenchrist was a prolonged and bitter battle that Jello Biafra, the band, and the co-defendants eventually won, but the case was not without cost: Alternative Tentacles, which Biafra owned, was driven to the brink of bankruptcy by all of the legal bills involved with the case. Partly as a consequence of having to raise cash and partly as a consequence of being so involved with the backdoor workings of both the music industry and the legal system, Biafra became a much more outspoken critic of censorship and political issues, opting to do a number of spoken word engagements around the country, some of which are captured on this two-record set. Of course, there are some tales from the trial, with the entirety of side three devoted to the battle being fought with Tipper Gore and the PMRC. On the remaining sides, Biafra explores a number of other political and civil rights issues, from the controversy over urinalysis to just what it was that Reagan didn't know while he was president. The way he rails on about the government and how it's working to undermine basic civil rights, both home and abroad, may have seemed a little hysterical and perhaps even a bit paranoid at the time, but it's interesting to see just how many of the issues discussed on this album have come back to haunt us more than once, especially terrorism. Most of the time, Biafra leavens these fairly heavy-duty subjects with a good dose of humor, but the closing track, "Stars & Stripes of Corruption," gets more thoughtful as it goes on. If you're aligned with Biafra's sensibilities, it's a fairly humorous listen, even this far down the road, but it does suffer a little too much from the preaching-to-the-converted syndrome if you lean toward the conservative in the least, you'll probably find it infuriatingly one-sided. Which may be half the point


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