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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    28 Jan '11 18:16
    Anyone know any music associated with the Watts Riots? I've found good stuff for the Rodney King and Zoot Suit riots, but that's one I don't know the associated riot music for.
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    28 Jan '11 23:56
    Disco Inferno by the Trammps
    YouTube
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Jan '11 04:23 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Anyone know any music associated with the Watts Riots? I've found good stuff for the Rodney King and Zoot Suit riots, but that's one I don't know the associated riot music for.
    Didn't know there would be music about those riots. I used to live there, worked across the street at Firestone Tire and Rubber, worked on a beast called the Banbury 27, a 2000 hp 15 rpm rubber milling machine. Think that thing had some torque?
    I was always amazed at the power meter when that big puppy came on, about 3 megawatts peak then settled down to a mere 1.5....

    Have you seen the statues there? Amazing work. I was not there during the actual riots, I showed up there about the time of the first oil boycott, 1974 ish.

    Did find one, American Steel, "loaded Gun", "I didn't see Watts burn but I felt the embers". Will look for a link.

    YouTube

    I can't understand a friggin word they are singing, I guess its about Watts.

    I wonder what they're vocal chords are going to sound like in 20 years......
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    30 Jan '11 04:46
    Trouble Every Day by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
    YouTube
  5. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    31 Jan '11 13:19
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Trouble Every Day by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiVFfOOm_GI
    Is that the 'Roxy & Elsewhere' version? If not, it should be.