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Eric Reed Boucher


1978-1986 Dead Kennedys - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
1988- Lard - vocals  
1989-1992 Brujeria - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
2008- Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School of Medicine - vocals  

Guest musician

1990 1000 Homo DJs - vocals  
1990 D.O.A. - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
1991 Nomeansno - vocals  
1991 Steel Pole Bath Tub - vocals  
1992 Body Count - vocals  
1993 Sepultura - vocals (as Jello Biafra)  
1994 Exit-13 - spoken words (as Jello Biafra)  
2001 Sepultura - vocals  
2004-2005 Melvins - vocals  
2005 Napalm Death - vocals  
2006 Ministry - vocals  
2006 Revolting Cocks - vocals  
2008 Melvins - vocals  

Personal information

Also known as: Jello Biafra
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.