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"That's not how it goes!"
One of the few times I came home to San Francisco during the Spring 1992 quarter, my brothers' friends happened to be over. When MTV played Body Count's "There Goes The Neighborhood," they were taken aback, by the change from "fuckin' niggas" to "black boys."
For many, Ice-T coming out with a heavy metal band was something of a surprise. But he did correctly point out that, while he grew up listening to, among others, Led Zeppelin, he observed and cited the blues influences. And thus, Ice-T knew that rock music, though mainly played by whites, actually came from black music.
During that Spring '92 quarter, one of the greatest influences on me was the April 1992 issue of TAS. I wrote about it and Body Count's album five years ago. And you know what else is cool? In that issue, AA's own mkuller is listed in the masthead. Put all of this together, and you can see why a large contingent of audiophiles has a strong argument that 1992 was pop music's creative peak.
Anyway, if you ever wondered where "there goes the neighborhood" entered pop culture lexicon, now you know.
There goes the neighborhood,
-Lummy The Loch Monster
Too bad this band was short-lived- Lummy!
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
Nah, The Bus Boys did a song with that name back in 1978 or '79.
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