Body Count, Los Angeles, CA, 1981

Ron Manus writes: Our band’s name was originally “Human Waste” but we had to change it when we landed the vaunted Brunch gig at the Blah Blah Café on Ventura, just east of Whitsett ,as the bookers thought the name was too offensive to put on the marquee so we quickly changed it to Body Count.

Playing brunch is surreal and strange. People were eating breakfast treats while we screamed at them. It was our first gig so I was terrified. We were not helped by the fact that it was morning, so we had to come in from the bright sunlight of the parking lot out back to a dark stage and I couldn't see 'cause my eyes weren't adjusted. My amp cable in the back got pulled out and I couldn't connect the wires in the dark. I remember our drummer David yelling at me to plug in and start playing but I couldn't get the wires connected. I finally got it and was all stressed out as we started making the noise.

I think David and I wrote 5 songs the first week we got together, it came so easily at first. We were really excited because we though once we had 8 songs that would be enough for a set. When we finally got 8 songs we timed the set and it was 7 minutes. I remember feeling really disappointed thinking we would have to write another 30 songs. Fuck.

Listen to some classic Body Count. Enjoy the delightfully named track "Clitorectomy" here

Original Band line-up: Ron Manus, Guitar, Jon Rosner, Bass, David N. White, Drums, Adam Chambers, Lead Vocal.


Disaster Amnesiac said...

Dig that Bla Bla Cafe sign! Where was that?

Disaster Amnesiac said...

Disregard last question! Duh!

Anonymous said...

Body Count Rules! OK?

sam said...


Anonymous said...

if you or your friend want to China Wholesaleplease cheack you can buy buy products wholesale here from wholesale from china ,the China Wholesalers on China Wholesale wholesale from china buy products wholesale China Wholesalers

Anonymous said...

nike shoes & Puma Shoes Online- tn nike,puma shoes,puma cat, baskets cheap nike shox, air nike shox r4 torch, cheap nike air, nike running shoes air max, puma speed and more. Paypal running shoes Enjoy your shopping experience on Nike & Puma Shoes Online Store.

Anonymous said...

Cheap Brand Jeans ShopMen Jeans - True Religion Jeans, burberry polo shirtsGUCCI Jeans, Levi's Jeans, D&G Jeans, RED MONKEY Jeans, Cheap JeansArmani Jeans, Diesel Jeans, Ed hardy Jeans, Evisu Jeans, Women JeansJack&Jones Jeans...Lacoste Polo Shirts, , Burberry Polo Shirts.wholesale Lacoste polo shirts and cheap polo shirtswith great price. offers lot of 10 lacoste polo shirts and lot of 20 cheap polo shirts. offers classic fit polo shirts. polo clothing

Anonymous said...

Charlestoncheap columbia jackets. turned a pair of double plays to do the trick. spyder jacketsThe had at least one runner on in every inning but the first and outhit the RiverDogs by a 12-6 margin Lawal should be a focal point of the Yellow cheap polo shirts along with highly touted newcomer, 6-9 Derrick Favors, rated as the No. 1 power forward on the ESPNU 100. The Yellow Jackets

Anonymous said...

A study last yearnike tn, the author in the essay read NIKE , a reporter at the Shanghai headquarters in an interview, nike chaussuressee a pr in high school to read a league plans, employees interviewed told reporters in Beijing's streets, they children to interview, the children said, "truly understand them." tn chaussures These words, if the author touches product function, brand spirit and culture is to become part of the consumer of two basic methods

susana said...

I have been in search of such interesting Articles, I am on a holiday its good to see that everyone are trying their best to keep up the Spirit by having such great articles posted.

Cheers, Keep it up.

We do your Marketing for best sales

hxl said...

tn requin

chaussures tn

women's shoes

chaussure requin

air max

chaussures sport

air 90

air 95

chaussures pas cher

air bw

air max

air 90

air chaussures

discount handbags


timberland chaussures

bottes ugg

ugg classic


bottes ugg

Chaussures Femmes

ugg classic



Chaussures mode

doudoune moncler


Anonymous said...

It is appropriate time to make a few plans for the longer term and it is time to be happy. I've learn this publish and if I could I desire to suggest you some attention-grabbing things or advice.
More tags:
wow gold sale | wow gold sales | buying wow gold | rs gold for sale | runescape money

china tours said...

Thanks. I always enjoy reading your posts - they are always humorous and intelligent.You can learn more: China tour packages | China travel packages | China Travel Agency

Learn Chinese said...

AllMandarin is the only company that can give you an excellent alternative to learn Mandarin Chinese that is not only better, but also more efficient in terms of cost, flexibility and learning methods.I am a Chinese teacher,you can learn more about Chinese language info: Learn Chinese | Learn mandarin | Chinese teachers

Anonymous said...

electronic cigarette, ecig, electronic cigarette, electronic cigarettes, electronic cigarettes reviews, smokeless cigarette

Learn mandarin Chinese said...

Since our founding in 2002, Hanbridge Mandarin has provided thousands of learners with high-quality campus-based courses, online classes, and intensive cultural immersion programs. Utilizing easy, fun and rewarding methods, we work hard to ensure our students can understand, use and ultimately master Mandarin communication skills.

More Chinese learning tags : Mandarin Learning in Shenzhen | Chinese Online Learning | mandarin online lesson

Rsgole 2017 said...

This manner, Fortnite feels just like a more accomplished version of Bungie's Destiny, a match that fortnite items ambitiously attempted and never quite succeeded at blending the best of shooter and MMO game layout. Like Destiny, Fortnite enables players engage in a shared universe, personalize characters, and, today, upgrade those customization choices through in-game pursuits. But unlike Bungie, Epic puts its world-building and other update efforts toward the competitive multiplayer battle royale mode, without worrying too much about a conventional story or plot of buy cheap fortnite weapons. Since Fortnite is free-to-play, players don't expect anything outside the center experience, plus they pay money just for cosmetic vanity items and nothing else.