Video: Dead Cross and Jello Biafra Perform “Nazi Trumps Fuck Off”
I’m still having a difficult time wrapping my head around the fact that Nazis are even in the sphere of discussion in 2017, but there you have it: it’s a real problem. I’ve realized that it’s been there all along, lurking beneath the surface, but the current president and his administration have given courage to those with fringe views to rise to the surface and be heard. It’s disgusting on every level.
The rest of us are fighting back hard. Napalm Death released a special shirt earlier this month inspired by the Dead Kennedys classic “Nazi Punks Fuck Off,” the proceeds of which are being donated to the ACLU and/or the SPLC (your choice). And now Dead Cross have paid tribute to the band by performing the song live with none other than Jello Biafra himself, whose voice first led the track back in 1981.
Dead Cross briefly left the stage immediately prior to the song, returning a few moments later wearing shirts that read “Nazi Trumps Fuck Off” with an image of the president’s head x’d out. They then proceeded to perform the track with that new, appropriate lyrical twist. Mike Patton doesn’t seem to have lost a step from his recent skateboard accident; he’s as amped up as ever. Watch below as the crowd is whipped into a frenzy.