Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Body Count  


Body Count represents an odd chapter in metal history, this being Ice-T's well-publicized foray into metal. Already an established rapper and budding actor, Ice-T recorded a song "Body Count" on his 1991 rap album, the song forming the basis for the band of the same name. Having already gained fans from their 1991 Lollapalooza appearances, the band debuted with their self-titled album in 1992. Soon, a major storm of publicity developed over the song "Cop Killer", so much so that the label forced the removal of the song (this, in turn, prompted Ice-T to leave the label). Despite the controversy, the album did reasonably well, but the two followup albums failed to generate much interest, and after awhile Ice-T returned to more familiar musical terrain, as well as continuing his acting career, though a fourth album did see the light of day in 2006.

The "Cop Killer" controversy aside, the legacy of Body Count's music isn't terribly lasting. The music itself was simplistic, though the dark, intentionally cliche-ridden, over the top lyrics partially made up for the lack of metal chops. As an influence upon later rap-metal bands, it's hard to say, as the style is very different from, say, Rage Against The Machine, whose debut album came out only a year later than Body Count's. It's been said by many that fans and critics alike really didn't get the humor behind the band, though some critics lauded the albums at the time.

Current Members

Ice-T

vocals

Ernie C.

guitars

Bendrix

guitars

Vincent Price

bass

OT

drums

Former Members/Guests

D-Roc

guitars RIP: 2004, lymphoma

Mooseman

bass RIP: February 2001, drive-by shooting

Griz

bass

Beatmaster V.

drums RIP: 1996, leukemia


Discography



Body Count 
1992
  1. Smoked Pork
  2. Body Counts In The House
  3. Now Sports
  4. Body Count
  5. A Statistic
  6. Bowels Of The Devil
  7. The Real Problem
  8. KKK Bitch
  9. C Note
  10. Voodoo
  11. The Winner Loses
  12. There Goes The Neighborhood
  13. Oprah
  14. Evil Dick
  15. Body Count Anthem
  16. Momma's Gotta Die Tonight
  17. Out In The Parking Lot
  18. Cop Killer
  • Ice-T
  • Ernie C.
  • D-Roc
  • Mooseman
  • Beatmaster V.




Born Dead 
1994
  1. Body M/F Count
  2. Masters Of Revenge
  3. Killin' Floor
  4. Necessary Evil
  5. Drive By
  6. Last Breath
  7. Hey Joe
  8. Shallow Graves
  9. Surviving The Game
  10. Who Are You
  11. Street Lobotomy
  12. Born Dead
  13. Oprah
  14. Evil Dick
  15. Body Count Anthem
  16. Momma's Gotta Die Tonight
  17. Ice T
  18. Freedom Of Speech
  • Ice-T
  • Ernie C.
  • D-Roc
  • Mooseman
  • Beatmaster V.




Violent Demise: The Last Days 
1997 Virgin
  1. Interview
  2. My Way Featuring Raw Breed
  3. Strippers Intro
  4. Strippers
  5. Truth Or Death
  6. Violent Demise
  7. Bring It To Pain
  8. Music Business
  9. I Used To Love Her
  10. Root Of All Evil
  11. Dead Man Walking
  12. Interview End
  13. You're F..kin' With BC
  14. Ernie's Intro
  15. Dr. K
  16. Last Days
  • Ice-T
  • Ernie C.
  • D-Roc
  • Griz
  • Beatmaster V.




Murder 4 Hire 
2006
  1. Invincible Gangsta
  2. The End Game
  3. You Don't Know Me (Pain)
  4. The Passion Of Christ
  5. In My Head
  6. D Rocs (R.I.P.)
  7. Murder 4 Hire
  8. Down In The Bayou
  9. Dirty Bombs
  10. Lies
  11. Relationships
  12. Mr. C's Theme
  • Ice-T
  • Ernie C.
  • Bendrix
  • Vincent Price
  • OT

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 

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