Aging Punk Icon Hates Tech Yuppies

By Mathew Luschek
|  Wednesday, May 18, 2011  |  Updated 1:49 PM PDT
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Aging Punk Icon Hates Tech Yuppies

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Jello Biafra doesn't care for the yuppies taking over San Francisco.

Jello Biafra, who is starting to look like someone's drunken uncle, has something to say about San Francisco. And that something isn't real nice. Let's just say it involves chasing people down Valencia with a chainsaw.

In the lyrics to "Dot Com Monte Carlo," the former Dead Kennedy's frontman rattles on about his strong dislike of the gentrification going on in San Francisco, due to the "yuppie" tech geek takeover.

But let's face it, what's a punk rocker if he's not angry at the establishment or current state of things? 

From Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine's upcoming EP:

"Where did they come from?


Why are they here?


Hi-tech piranhas


With Bluetooth barnacle ears

Living breathing biohazards


Spit their money in everyone’s face


Worship all these shitty indie-pop bands


Babies in cigar bars


Trying to play Gatsby

They want us gone


Close the clubs


We might disturb their lofts


Dot com Monte Carlo


Dot com Monte Carlo

Where’s the gangs in the mission


When you need em?


How ‘bout some yuppie drive-bys


For a change?

Never knew geeks


Could be so damn mean


Artists and workers


Bulldozed out by the thousands


Can’t afford to be black


Or teach school in this town


My vet had to relocate


To his garage

Where can we go


Oakland, then to Portland then LA?


Their Gold Rush immolated like Pompeii


But they’re back!

Dot com Monte Carlo


Yuppie San Francisco


Nowhere left to go


We got news for you

Kook City


Proud of it


You and the Chamber of Commerce


Can shove it

Kook City


Proud of it


You and Nancy Pelosi


Can go straight to hell

Valet parking signs on Valencia


Wanna chase those twits


Down the street with a chainsaw


Trespass their restaurants


Swipe the food off their plates


Til’ they hit me


Then smear them with honey


And release thousands of bees

Look at the giant middle finger


They put by the Bay Bridge


So floors of luxury condos


Just for them


They’re trying to put up more and more


On slippery landfill,


So when the big quake comes


We’ll drink a toast


Dance in the streets


And watch as it all fall down

Timber


Timber


Timber

.DIE!"

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