Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) now a mountaineer


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Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Aug 30, 2013 - 02:07am PT
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now that's funny

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Aug 30, 2013 - 02:10am PT
does he know there is an El Cap route named Plastic Surgery Disaster?

someone should tell him, it would make me proud.

lawrence kansas
Aug 30, 2013 - 11:20am PT
Jello's sister died climbing. Interesting to see him climbing something.
Saw him a couple of years ago in the Rainbow Market in SF full on talking to himself. Personally I lost a lot of respect for him when he was sued by the other members of Dead Kennedy's (among other bands such as Neurosis)for not paying them their royalties. He no longer has the Dead Kennedy's and many other groups catalog on Alternative Tentacles. hence the above list of former bands on the label.

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Aug 30, 2013 - 12:07pm PT

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Aug 30, 2013 - 12:51pm PT

(I guess I've had my Dr title stripped)

Mountain climber
Aug 30, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
Hey more power to him!

Funny this thread brought back a memory I had forgotten:

Back in '79/80 I was into punk. Went to my friend's apartment to buy a "nickel" of leaf. When I left I chose a random door and with a fatty black marker, I drew a big DK symbol dead center on the front door.

The next day my friend calls and says the middle eastern family that lived downstairs had come over and complained to his parents about the writing on their door. They had no idea who the Dead Kennedys where so translated the symbol to be an axe and wanted me to lift the "curse" I had placed on them and their family.

I could not stop laughing (I was 14 yo). I never did go back over there so started buying homegrown from someone else.

God I was such an a-hole when I was younger..


Aug 30, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
This is awesome, funny stories here too. I used to carve DK symbols on my grip tape & everywhere else when I was a little sh#t head.

I'd go clip some bolts with Jello, have a feeling that would be right up his alley. "Give me convenience or give me death" lol, he's down for fixed anchors & rap bolts for sure!


Bungwater Hollow, Ida-ho
Aug 30, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
I saw Jello give spoken word in Bozeman in 1986 or so. He took the tickets at the door on account of he was the greeter - totally DIY.

Somewhere along in his spew he was getting heckled by the audience and was totally getting into it Jello-style. Then someone shouted out something funny as hell that totally popped his mojo - he couldn't stop laughing. Finally he stops and asks "Can I use that?". He get a "yes", pulls a scrap of paper out of his pocket and scribbles on it. Then he gets back on his Jello train and all is well in the universe.

I didn't see him skiing at Bridger Bowl the next morning.

Trad climber
San Francisco
Aug 30, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
One xmas years ago I pissed my mom off bad when my little brother opened his gift from me. It was a DK's "too drunk to f*#k" T shirt. She was really mad, hell it's what he wanted for xmas.

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 30, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
I pissed my Mom off once by wearing the infamous Red Hot Chili Peppers shirt (socks & cocks) on Christmas morning. I was just trying to get a reaction. It worked.

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Aug 30, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
I almost gave my mom a heart attack when I got my first mohawk, and I wasn't even wearing it "up."

Aug 30, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
i just love how he's wearing a Brujeria cap. lol.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Aug 30, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
Roots, your story made my day! LOL

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Aug 31, 2013 - 12:55am PT
Very interesting story about his sister. Another one of the early punk singers ,now a folk and punk singer Penelope Huston, has a brother who is a mountain guide in Washington. And lets not forget Fritz Fox of the Mutants. Still skies with a couple of replace hips.

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Aug 31, 2013 - 03:07am PT
but does he appreciate the gold crown..?


Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Sep 2, 2013 - 10:18am PT
So what's next? Johnny Rotten slacklining in his PIL PJs?!

Then, again, perhaps not..."Iím no oneís lap dog, you canít put me on a leash."

Thanks, all, for bringing back some hilarious memories.
Mr Roy

Sep 2, 2013 - 12:59pm PT

Topic Author's Reply - Sep 2, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
Fučk Yeah Roy! Thanks for posting the Pussy Riot video and link.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 8, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
Here's Jello's retort on the civil case brought about by his former band members from the DK's.

During the argument over Who's more punk and who should get paid, Biafra suffered a severe beating at the hands of someone screaming that he was just a "rich rock star".

Politics are always local it seems...


Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 8, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
Holiday in Cambodia for a Levi's commercial...? Sounds desperate...!
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