All suburban white boy skateboarders from the 1980s remember the infamous Suicidal Tendencies’ song “Institutionalized,” the one about the teenager who just wanted a Pepsi, but whose parents just wouldn’t listen and wanted to stick him in a mental institution. Well, Ice-T and his band Body Count have brought the song up to date to 2015 adulthood. And damn, if this update doesn’t resonate. This may not be safe for work, but nothing has made me laugh harder in the last several days. Except … apologies to Ice-T and his anger issues in this video, I would choose having sex with the wife featured in this video than playing X Box.
You’d think that after having a music career that’s spanned more than 30 years and an acting career that’s spanned over 20 years, Ice-T has mellowed with age. Not only has he not mellowed, but he still is releasing brain-melting thrash metal albums with his band Body Count. Here’s one that came out a few months ago … and it’s one for the ladies. Some people may be offended by the word “bitch,” but this song is anything but an insult. It’s a shout-out to the women who hang tough in the crowd and like to slam and mosh as much as the guys. From their 2014 album “Manslaughter.”
With the controversy over “Cop Killer,” often overlooked was the stellar playing of the band assembled for Ice-T’s metal band Body Count. “C Note” is a fine update of early Funkadelic, this time courtesy of Ernie C., Body Count’s severely underrated lead guitarist.