Sunday, April 29, 2012

S.W.A.T. - The Soundtrack to the New Police State 7"


















All-star band featuring Thee Hippy Slayer, Boyd Rice, Jim Goad and Adam Parfrey. I am Posting this on the anniversary of the Rodney King trial verdict and the Los Angeles Riots the proceeded it.

Not exactly a high point in American race relations. The "Theme from S.W.A.T." uses actual police radio broadcast from the riots. I'm kind of a nut when it comes to listening to police scanners so, I found this fascinating.

This was released on Amphetamine Records in 1994

I was too lazy to scan this myself so I used the scans from Discogs.com.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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3 comments:

Viacomclosedmedown on youtube said...

Thanks Bri-Guy for your public service posting this and the other 'juicy' treats like that comp. today. My old high school buddy was a pizza delivery man and screen writer in Hollywood at the time of the riots and said he just sat on a safe hill where he could see all the fires that night. Yeah, my old neighbor across the street from my first property and friend since seventh grade and local TV news photojournalist extraordinare started out by being a dispatcher in Minneapolis overnight and when I bought the handheld scanner he had (even tho' they are illegal to have in your car as they can pick up cell phones and thus be an accessory to a robbery) gave me all the local frequencies. I still have it in a drawer if I can figure out which power cord goes to it, or to the small Casio keyboard my bro' the slap fretless bass player gave me.

Viacomclosedmedown on youtube said...

p.S. I love a relate song by Alex Chilton (R.I.P.) called "Marshall Law" it is very short but very intense from the Beale St. Greene CD I had posted at his death. I love the tunefull clanging Alex did on that CD that was off the Illuminati's note scale that most popular music is stuck in...akin to Flipper or those Gallon Drunk CD's I posted after St. Pattie's day. I used to have one of those large rusty steel rings I would play in my basement that kids in the twenties used to roll with a stick down the block, but at that first house I mentioned, the lady named Lorraine Potter and who had a husband named Harry Potter coincidentally, had it hung on a wall with a strummer or stiff narrow-flat steel lightweight wire to play it and I made sounds completely off that horrid note scale. The neighborhood was above a creek flowage on a golf course and as the fog came in sometimes at night, with all the large mature trees around--like my Elm that cost two hundred and fifty dollars every two years to give it shots to prevent the dreaded Dutch Elm disease--made it look like that witch movie town called 'Whitewood'out in east USA.

Brian Guy said...

Growing up my neigbour was on the local volunteer fire department and he got me hooked on listening to police and fire scanners.

I have owned a few in my life a hand held one and a desk top model but once police switched to 900mhz I got rid of both of them, thanks to cell phones and a couple of web sites I can still listen to them on line or with my cell phone.

Cheers,

Brian Guy

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