May 26, 2024

16 thoughts on “Dead Kennedys- There’s no room for Jello at the Roxy

  1. Suicidal Taliban can come try to stab me any day of the week they want… here’s some real fuckin lyrics by the real DK:

    Name one thing on earth lower than a tough guy
    Who talks with his fists instead of using his head
    Who beats the shit out of anything it can’t understand
    Behind the muscle mask is a scared little boy

    called Macho insecurity
    Macho insecurity
    Macho insecurity
    ‘Cause you can’t stand
    yourself

    Got a bitch with me?
    Why won’t you say it to my face?
    It’s so easy to mouth off to others
    But where’s your proof?
    Maybe we can talk if you’d just drop your act
    Nothing’s ever solved by making childish threats
    That’s Macho Insecurity
    [chorus]

    Why do you want people to be so afraid of you?
    Why are you so scared of anything that’s different?
    No one’s ever there when you need friends
    You wonder why:
    It’s ’cause you take yourself so seriously
    But being such a clown
    Gives the rest of us the right to laugh
    At your Macho Insecurity
    ‘Cause you can’t stand yourself

  2. Suicidal Taliban can come try to stab me any day of the week they want… here’s some real fuckin lyrics by the real DK:

    Name one thing on earth lower than a tough guy
    Who talks with his fists instead of using his head
    Who beats the shit out of anything it can’t understand
    Behind the muscle mask is a scared little boy

    called Macho insecurity
    Macho insecurity
    Macho insecurity
    ‘Cause you can’t stand
    yourself

    Got a bitch with me?
    Why won’t you say it to my face?
    It’s so easy to mouth off to others
    But where’s your proof?
    Maybe we can talk if you’d just drop your act
    Nothing’s ever solved by making childish threats
    That’s Macho Insecurity
    [chorus]

    Why do you want people to be so afraid of you?
    Why are you so scared of anything that’s different?
    No one’s ever there when you need friends
    You wonder why:
    It’s ’cause you take yourself so seriously
    But being such a clown
    Gives the rest of us the right to laugh
    At your Macho Insecurity
    ‘Cause you can’t stand yourself

  3. Peligro is not an original member of the band. Bruce Slesinger was the drummer for DKs for most of the first three years.

  4. Wong is spot on. I made the same comments to my friend while we were safely tucked against the bar with questions mark above our heads as we tried to be tolerant of “the pit”. Not to rehash everything that Wong said, but expletive filled diatribe on the topic on Monday morning was that I can’t believe I ever listened to Suicidal Tendencies because they suck and are ridiculous and; that the majority of the people in that room on Sunday night wouldn’t be able to tell you which California governor inspired California Uber Alles nor do they have a clue about the significance of Cambodia. I left right after the poster girl for Hot Topic standing in front me started yelling “I love you Jello. I knew that punk had officially died when I Greer spoke the line from Rapture and only four people in the crowd yelled out the last lyrics…”guitars.”

  5. Wong is spot on. I made the same comments to my friend while we were safely tucked against the bar with questions mark above our heads as we tried to be tolerant of “the pit”. Not to rehash everything that Wong said, but expletive filled diatribe on the topic on Monday morning was that I can’t believe I ever listened to Suicidal Tendencies because they suck and are ridiculous and; that the majority of the people in that room on Sunday night wouldn’t be able to tell you which California governor inspired California Uber Alles nor do they have a clue about the significance of Cambodia. I left right after the poster girl for Hot Topic standing in front me started yelling “I love you Jello. I knew that punk had officially died when I Greer spoke the line from Rapture and only four people in the crowd yelled out the last lyrics…”guitars.”

  6. Anyone who thinks they are not the Dead Kennedys without Jello is missing out and clearly doesn’t understand the situation or punk ethic. Black Flag went through several singers before Henry.

  7. Anyone who thinks they are not the Dead Kennedys without Jello is missing out and clearly doesn’t understand the situation or punk ethic. Black Flag went through several singers before Henry.

  8. That’s so great to hear bro!,You know,I’ve been a DK fan since the mid 80s,havem tattooed on me right arm,and I even met jello & Klaus (at different times) on the Haight in SF,while I was strung out,and JB lectured my ass,and told me to go clean tha fukk up(so i did, a yr later in 95), the message spreads furthur having JB in one place and the rest of the band keeping history in tact in another, keeping the spirit stronger..I say though,I bet ya they will do a comemoration show with JB stepping in and they doing a unity spread..Stranger shits happened man! Peace!

  9. That’s so great to hear bro!,You know,I’ve been a DK fan since the mid 80s,havem tattooed on me right arm,and I even met jello & Klaus (at different times) on the Haight in SF,while I was strung out,and JB lectured my ass,and told me to go clean tha fukk up(so i did, a yr later in 95), the message spreads furthur having JB in one place and the rest of the band keeping history in tact in another, keeping the spirit stronger..I say though,I bet ya they will do a comemoration show with JB stepping in and they doing a unity spread..Stranger shits happened man! Peace!

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