Music Nerdery.

I listen to a lot of Music.

April 29, 1992.

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I miss FedCo.
Peace to Los Angeles today.

Thanks Bradley, for regaling and recounting those amazing, yet awkwardly illegal times.


[police scanner]
I don’t know if you can,
but can you get an owner for Ons,
that’s O-N-S, Junior Market,
the address is 1934 East Aneheim,
all the windows are busted out,
and it’s like a free-for-all in here
and uh the owner should at least come
down here and see if he can secure his business,
if he wants to…

[Brad Nowell]
April 29th, 1992.
there was a riot on the streets
tell me where were you?
You were sittin’ home watchin’ your TV,
while I was paticipatin’ in some anarchy.

First spot we hit it was my liquor store.
I finally got all that alcohol I can’t afford.
With red lights flashin’… time to retire,
And then we turned that liquor store into a structure fire.

Next stop we hit it was the music shop,
It only took one brick to make that window drop.
Finally we got our own p.a.
Where do you think I got this guitar that you’re hearing today?

….when we returned to the pad to unload everything,
It dawned on me that I need new home furnishings.
So once again we filled the van until it was full,
since that day my livin’ room’s been more comfortable.

Cause everybody in the hood has had it up to here,
It’s getting harder and harder and harder each and every year.
Some kids went in a store with thier mother,
I saw her when she came out she was gettin some pampers.

They said it was for the black man,
they said it was for the mexican,
and not for the white man.

But if you look at the streets it wasn’t about Rodney King,
It’s bout this fucked up situation and these fucked up police.
It’s about coming up and staying on top
and screamin’ 187 on a mother fuckin’ cop.
It’s not written on the paper it’s on the wall.
National guard??!
Smoke from all around!!!

(cue breakbeat I wish someone would sample already, dammit)

Let it burn, wanna let it burn,
wanna let it burn, wanna wanna let it burn!

Riots on the streets of Miami,
oh, Riots on the streets of Chicago,
oh, on the streets of Long Beach,
mmm, and San Francisco (Boise Idaho),
Riots on the streets of Kansas City
(Salt Lake, Hunnington Beach, CA),
Tuscalusa Alabama (Arcada Compton Mischigan),
Cleveland Ohio,
Fountain Valley (Texas, Barstow – Let’s do this every year),
Bear Mountain, Vista View (Twice a Year),
Eugene OR, Eureka CA (Let it burn, let it burn),
Hesperia (Oh, ya let it burn, wont’cha wont’cha let it burn),
Santa Barbara, Cuyamca, Nevada, (let it burn)
Phoenix, Arizona…
San Diego, Lakewood Florida (let it burn)
fuckin… 29 palms (wontcha let it burn!!!!)

Rest In Peace, Brad.

Written by E

April 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

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  1. E

    April 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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