Body Count

Body Count

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Divorced from the controversy that surrounded its release, Body Count's self-titled debut is a surprisingly tepid affair. Apart from the previously released "Body Count" (which appeared on Ice-T's 1991 album O.G. Original Gangster), the record is devoid of serious…  See more details below

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Divorced from the controversy that surrounded its release, Body Count's self-titled debut is a surprisingly tepid affair. Apart from the previously released "Body Count" (which appeared on Ice-T's 1991 album O.G. Original Gangster), the record is devoid of serious commentary, trading intelligence for a lurid comic book depiction of sex, violence, and "Voodoo." All of Ice-T's half-sung/half-shouted lyrics fall far short of the standard he established on his hip-hop albums. The controversial "Cop Killer" -- which is nothing more than a standard thrash metal chant -- stands out because it is one of the few tracks that doesn't rely on garish, cartoonish imagery. There's the saga of "Evil Dick," which tells Ice-T to not "sleep alone." There's "KKK Bitch," where he crashes a Ku Klux Klan meeting and screws the grand dragon's daughter. There's "Voodoo," where a witch doctor cripples our hero with a voodoo doll. There's "Mama's Gotta Die Tonight," where Ice-T offs his mother cause she's racist. By the time the band works around to the power ballad "The Winner Loses" and Ice-T is crooning, "My friend's addicted to cocaine," it's unclear whether the record is a parody or a flawed stab at arena metal. Either way, Body Count is a humorous curio from the early '90s that will appeal either to metalheads or listeners with a twisted sense of humor. [After "Cop Killer" was pulled from the album, it was replaced with a bland version of Ice-T's rap classic "The Iceberg" recorded with Jello Biafra.]

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Release Date:
10/06/1992
Label:
Sire / London/Rhino
UPC:
0093624513926
catalogNumber:
45139
Rank:
44323

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Body Count 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
since my song "KKK b!tch"(literally written about me,im a former groupie for body count and the grand dragon of the KKK's daughter) is on this album,and since i absolutely love ice-T,i give this 5 stars because its such a good album,im not into rap or metal usually but this just got me,took hold of me
Guest More than 1 year ago
the above all music review says those with a twisted sense of humor will like this cd-true, but what intelligent person living in this land of hypocrisy can live without such a twisted sense? This record still makes me laugh more than 10 years later. And it rocks, maybe could have had better production to bring out the ferocity.Also stands out as one of the only black heavy metal groups to make it...