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After Controversy, Dead Kennedys Deletes Political Poster that Alluded to Bolsonaro
Polarized political mood of country influenced the decision


Amon Borges
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After suffering huge repercussions on the internet, punk group Dead Kennedys decided to take down a political poster made to promote an upcoming tour in Brazil. The polarized political mood that the country is experiencing influenced the decision.

Artist Christiano Suarez created the exclusive artwork to announce four shows that the band will play in May. In the image, a family with faces of Bozo the clown are dressed in Brazilian football team selection shirts and holding arms.

In the background, there are war tanks and a favela is on fire. One of the people says: “I love the smell of dead poor people in the morning.”

The internauts quickly started commenting on the clear allusion to president Jair Bolsonaro—who is called Bozo— and his voters.

According to people in the band’s camp, members of the band liked the art and guitarist Ray, sent a message to the artist praising his work.

The Instagram profile of the band posted the art, but then deleted it. Afterward, on Facebook, the band shared a note which said, “the published poster does not reflect a political declaration or position of the Dead Kennedys. The basic message of the band has been, and still is, to ask people to think for themselves and not tell them what to think,” said the deleted note. The text, written by the band’s communication team, was also deleted because it wasn’t approved by band members.

According to the production team, the band received "not very cordial emails from those who did not like the art and did not want to have anything to do with the poster."

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/culture/2019/04/after-controversy-dead-kennedys-deletes-political-poster-that-alluded-to-bolsonaro.shtml

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More a flyer than a poster, but a pretty nice lineup.
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Judging by the Residents comment, I'd say it's probably from 1983...

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Judging by the Residents comment, I'd say it's probably from 1983...


I tried Googling Motorhead with Trenton NJ and found it was 1985...and that there was a juicy story attached to this gig...or non-gig.

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ON THIS DATE IN CITY GARDENS HISTORY: NOVEMBER 24 1985 MOTORHEAD ALMOST PLAYS TRENTON....BUT DOESN'T.
Here's an excerpt from "No Slam Dancing" about that night. Copies available at https://www.createspace.com/4364586
Motörhead – November 24, 1985 (cancelled day of show)
Randy Now: This show was on a Friday, and that Friday I quit the post office after eight years to go on tour with Suicidal Tendencies. It was a huge gamble to quit a guaranteed government job with benefits. The very first show I did after I quit was Motörhead, and they fucking cancelled the day of the show. They didn’t like the sound system. We brought in the biggest sound system possible, but they really just wanted to go to Los Angeles. They brought up every excuse in the book.
When they booked the show, they asked me to put them up at the cheapest and closest place I could. Normally a band as big as Motörhead would be put up at the Red Roof Inn, which was about five miles away. I mean, the club was in the ghetto! There aren’t any nice hotels! But they wanted the cheapest place, so I put them in the Trent Motel, which was $25 a night. I guess they got there, saw roaches and all the welfare people living there, and freaked out. I’m losing it… I just fucking quit the post office for this?! What the hell is the matter with me? I got a speaker with a microphone, put it outside on top of Suicidal Tendencies’ Winnebago, and told everyone who showed up that the show was cancelled.
Rich O’Brien (City Gardens bouncer): I remember Randy standing on top of the Winnebago telling people they could come in and see Fates Warning play if they wanted to, but if they had anything they wanted to say to Motörhead directly, go to the other side of the building where the road crew was loading the band’s stuff.
Randy Now: Before I made the announcement, Motörhead was in a car at the back of the building. I went back and talked to them, just me and the band in the car. I said, “We got a thousand people here who want to see you play.” And Lemmy—I couldn’t even understand most of what he said—was bent out of shape about the cheap motel. I said, “Hey, your manager said to put you at the cheapest and closest place!” And then he’s like, “Your sound system sucks.” I told him that his soundman is the one who agreed to this system. But they still refused to play.
Rich O’Brien (City Gardens employee): I remember standing outside the door while Randy was getting yelled at by the road manager, and the word that kept coming up was “inadequate.” Like, “The food is inadequate, the sound is inadequate, the accommodations are inadequate.” Everything was inadequate.
Deirdre Humenik (City Gardens employee): Bands were never the problem. It was the managers of the bands that were the problem. A case in point was Motörhead, which was one of my worst shows ever. The show didn’t actually happen onstage, but it sure happened in my world. I had to cook for 25 or so people. I made a huge spread, and they ate every scrap of food. There was not a morsel left, not a noodle in the pasta salad, not a carrot, nothing. Everything was gone. So the manager goes upstairs to the dressing room to eat, and the food was all gone and he flips out on me, screaming, “You call this fucking food?! You call this food?! We asked for food!!” Typical manager. Screamed at me in front of a lot of people, but by the end of the night he apologized. He told me the band, including Lemmy, said the food was wonderful. But I had attitude, like, “You find all the people who were there when you yelled at me and apologize to me in front of them.”
Randy Now: After the band refused to play, I’m out there with the microphone going, “How’s everyone out there doing?” and everyone’s yelling and shit. I say, “Well, the doors were supposed to open at 8 o’clock, but Motörhead has decided to cancel because they aren’t happy with the room, the sound, and the hotel. They’re around the corner if you want to go talk to them, but it’s out of my hands.” And then I tried to sell them on all coming to the Anthrax show the next week. People wanted their money back, and we didn’t have that much money on hand! We had to scrape the bottom of the barrel to refund everyone’s ticket.
Deirdre Humenik: I think I was the one who had to go and tell people that the show was cancelled. Some people say they were the one, Randy says he was the one. But I remember having to answer to a lot of angry, angry people who had waited so long to see Motörhead.

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To recoup the losses with the cancelling of the tour, the show producers have been selling this poster/t-shirt above^^

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Shrewnews wrote:
I tried Googling Motorhead with Trenton NJ and found it was 1985...and that there was a juicy story attached to this gig...or non-gig.

Wow, that's quite a story. In a business where venues routinely rip off the bands, it's almost refreshing to see a case where the opposite happened.

Of course, this is only one side of the story. I have a feeling Motorhead's version of it was a bit different...

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