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Body Count - Live In LA DVD - 2005 - Escapi Music

Track Listing
1. Body Count's N Tha House
2. Body M.F. Count
3. Masters Of Revenge
4. Killin Floor
5. Bowels Of The Devil
6. On With The Body Count
7. Murder 4 Hire
8. KKK Bitch
9. Drive By
10. Voodoo
11. There Goes The Neighborhood
12. Evil Dick
13. Last Breath
14. Survivin The Game
15. Bring It To Pain
16. Cop Killer
17. Mama's Got 2 Die 2 Nite
Let me just say for the record, right now, I am not a fan of Body Count. The fine boys and girls over at Escapi Music were kind enough to send me this release, and I am going to do my job and describe to you the material found on this particular DVD. I'll let the Body Count fans themselves make up their mind on whether or not they need to purchase this. I will say that if you are a fan, this video package is absolutely loaded with tons of cuts and a few goodies to strengthen the sale.

This is actually the third DVD release from the Body Count 2004 reunion tour, the first being their performance at the Smokeout Festival, and the second released as "Murder 4 Hire". This third DVD apparently has better camera angles and some rather excellent audio quality when compared to the previous releases. This was recorded live at the Troubabour, a frequent establishment of any hard rocker in the LA scene. The show was actually held as a memorial concert for former Body Count members D-Roc, Beatmaster D, and Mooseman, who have all passed away in years past. The tracklisting includes all of the classic Body Count numbers including the controversial "Cop Killer". The band also includes new track "Murder 4 Hire", written by D-Roc before his death.

The bonus features here are plenty. First up is an in-depth interview with singer Ice-T about his career thus far with Body Count. Also included is a back-stage greeting from original BC member Ernie C. That is coupled with a photo gallery and some highlights from the show. If that isn't enough for the BC fans, the group also includes a two track bonus CD of songs planned for the forthcoming album, "Murder For Hire". Those songs are "Dirty Bombs" and "Passion".

Note - Look for the new Body Count album in August, 2006.



--EC 6.31.06
About this Writer:
Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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