Saturday, August 26, 2017

[Audio] Former local in music ‘supergroup’ slams Trump with punk icon; Humboldt’s last week of news

Episode partners: HealthSPORT / Bongo Boy Studio

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (12:36): Warning: Explicit language. Mike Patton -- the Humboldt-raised musician who hit it big with Faith No More and other bands -- made national headlines last week when his “supergroup” Dead Cross joined former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra onstage at a show in Berkeley to do a version of the 80s song “Nazi Punks Fuck Off,” this time with the title “Nazi Trumps Fuck Off.”

“The performance came less than two weeks after alt-right protesters and neo-Nazis clashed with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue,” reads a Rolling Stone article, calling Dead Cross a supergroup with Faith No More and former Slayer members.

In the podcast, information is shared about Patton’s Humboldt history, perceptions on the role musicians play as political commentators, the performance, comments for and against the performance, as well as info on some musicians for and against Trump.

The story starts at 12:36.

Disclaimer: Had a former Humboldt musician made national headlines in support of Trump, that also would’ve been covered by Humboldt Last Week.

Also covered

The Miami Dolphins sign Rey Maualuga, alleged arson brings down part of the Blue Heron in Eureka, the former DA comments on last week’s story, that eye-bulging Winco incident, a likely future NFL player at HSU, the lawyer with a loaded gun at the courthouse, the APD chief slams racist groups, a local novelist writes a horror, West Nile Virus in Humboldt, crime updates, and much more.

Mike Patton, Wikipedia Commons photo by Roberto Re