Jello Biafra is the performance name for musician and spoken word artist Eric Boucher. His interest in politics dates back to his early childhood years, and his views are made evident within the music and poetry he performs.
In the late 1970s, he joined the punk rock band, Dead Kennedys. He performed as Occupant, but changed his stage name to Jello Biafra. He wrote songs for the Kennedys and was known for targeting touchy political and social topics with sardonic humor. In the mid-1980s, Biafra began performing as a spoken word artist, but did not begin recording his work until the Dead Kennedys disbanded.
A self-proclaimed anarchist, Biafra has recorded six albums with the Dead Kennedys, nine spoken word albums and a plethora of collaborative works.