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Eric Reed Boucher


1978-1986 Dead Kennedys - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
1988- Lard - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
1989-1992 Brujeria - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  

Live musician

1990 Ministry - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  

Guest musician

1990 D.O.A. - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
1992 Body Count - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
1993 Sepultura - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
1994 Exit-13 - spoken words (as Jello Biafra)  
1995 Brujeria - spoken word (as Jello Biafra)  
2000 Pitchshifter - spoken word (as Jello Biafra)  
2001 Sepultura - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
2004-2005 Melvins - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
2005 Napalm Death - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
2006 Ministry - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
2006 Revolting Cocks - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
2008 Melvins - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
2013 Melvins - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
2016 Surgical Meth Machine - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
2021 Ministry - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  

Personal information

Also known as: Jello Biafra, Hozicón Jr., Count Ringworm
Born on: 17.06.1958

Eric Reed Boucher is more widely known by the stage name Jello Biafra. He first gained attention as the lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys. After his time with the band concluded, he became more directly involved with political activism and took over the influential independent record label Alternative Tentacles, founded in 1979 by him and East Bay Ray. Although now primarily focused on spoken word art, he has continued as a musician in numerous collaborations.

Politically, he is a member of the Green Party and actively supports leftist political causes. He is a self-proclaimed anarchist who advocates civil disobedience, direct action, culture jamming and pranksterism in the name of political change. Biafra is known to use absurdist media tactics in the tradition of the Yippies to highlight issues of civil rights, social justice, anti-corporatism, peace movements, anti-consumerism, environmentalism, anti-globalization, universal health care, LGBT rights, anti-capitalism, reproductive rights, feminism, and the separation of church and state.