Jello Biafra and the New Orleans Raunch and Soul All-Stars
Walk on Jindal’s Splinters
Known for his outspoken political views, Jello Biafra, lead singer of the pioneering punk band The Dead Kennedys, has descended upon New Orleans. Organizing a motley crew of musicians from across the city (who go by The New Orleans Raunch and Soul All-Stars), including Pepper Keenan (of Down fame), Fred LeBlanc (of Cowboy Mouth), and Glenn Barberot on sousaphone, Biafra has recorded an album of New Orleans covers, including “House of the Rising Sun,” Allen Toussaint’s “Mother in Law,” and Dr. John’s epic “I Walk on Guilded Splinters” (from which the record takes it’s punny name). Recorded live at 12 Bar, the entire album has a tongue-in-cheek political nature, which seems to be omnipresent throughout Biafra’s career.