Body Count is taking on the issue of police shootings in its latest single and video.
The band debuted the video for its single ‘Point The Finger‘ Tuesday. The song is featured on the band’s album Carnivore, which was released in March through Century Media Records.
The single’s video features the band’s members and special guest vocalist Riley Gale (Power Trip) recording their respective parts for the song from their homes as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The song’s arrangement is a heavy, hardcore style presentation for which Body Count has come to be known over the years. The song’s lyrical theme takes on the controversy of police shooting citizens, arguing along the way that the shootings are unjustified and are murderous. Front man Ice-T goes so far as to call the law enforcement community a gang in itself, saying, “The f****** badge is the biggest gang.”
He adds in the song’s chorus, “They shoot first/And ask questions last/And then they point the finger at you,” making a clear statement about his feelings about police actions. As the song nears its end, Ice-T additionally asks, “How may more innocent people and kids gotta get killed by these police, man?/And then it’s always the victim’s fault/Such f****** b******.”
This song is not the first time that Ice-T has taken on the law enforcement community. He rose to fame with Body Count in 1992 with the song ‘Cop Killer,’ which was itself another song about police brutality, much as with this song. The song brought to the fore, the issue of censorship in music while also bringing increased attention to the hot-button topic.
Carnivore is available now on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below. It is also available to stream and download here.
- Ltd. Deluxe 2CD Box Set (incl. bonus tracks, beanie, metallic logo pin, poster & instrumental CD)
- Ltd. CD Digipak
- Ltd. Gatefold LP+CD & LP-Booklet & Poster (incl. bonus track; various colored variants)
Carnivore‘s track listing is noted below.
- Point The Finger (feat. Riley Gale)
- Bum – Rush
- Ace Of Spades
- Another Level (feat. Jamey Jasta)
- Colors – 2020
- No Remorse
- When I’m Gone (feat. Amy Lee)
- Thee Critical Beatdown
- The Hate Is Real
- 6 In Tha Morning – 2020 – Unreleased Demo*
- No Lives Matter – Live in Australia 2017**
- Black Hoodie – Live in Australia 2017**
(*) Bonus Track (available on Ltd. LP and Ltd. 2CD Box Set)
(**) Bonus Track (only available on 2CD Box Set)
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