Born Dead

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Born Dead
Studio album by Body Count
Released September 6, 1994
Genre Thrash metal
Length 47:16
Label Virgin Records
Producer Ernie-C
Ice-T
Body Count chronology
Body Count
(1992)
Born Dead
(1994)
Violent Demise: The Last Days
(1997)
Singles from Born Dead
  1. "Born Dead"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Necessary Evil"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B[1]
NME 7/10 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (neither) link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link
Q 3/5 stars[3]

Born Dead is the second album by American heavy metal band Body Count. It was released in 1994. Among other tracks, the album features a cover of Billy Roberts' "Hey Joe," performed in the style of Jimi Hendrix' recording of the song, as originally featured on the Are You Experienced album. Body Count's cover of the song was first featured on the Hendrix tribute album Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. In the liner notes, Ice-T dedicates the album "to all the people of color throughout the entire world; Asian, Latino, Native American, Hawaiian, Italian, Indian, Persian, African, Aboriginal and any other nationality that white supremists would love to see born dead."[4] Born Dead peaked at #74 on the Billboard 200.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Body M/F Count" — 2:14 (Ice-T/Ernie-C)
  2. "Master Of Revenge" — 5:20 (Ice-T/D-Roc)
  3. "Killin' Floor" — 2:21 (Ice-T/D-Roc)
  4. "Necessary Evil" — 3:59 (Mooseman)
  5. "Drive By" — 1:26 (Ice-T/Mooseman)
  6. "Last Breath" — 5:18 (Ice-T/Ernie-C)
  7. "Hey Joe" — 4:28 (Roberts)
  8. "Shallow Graves" — 4:12 (Ice-T/Ernie-C/D-Roc)
  9. "Surviving The Game" — 5:41 (Ice-T/Ernie-C/Mooseman)
  10. "Who Are You" — 3:48 (Ice-T/Ernie-C)
  11. "Street Lobotomy" — 2:24 (Ice-T/D-Roc)
  12. "Born Dead" — 5:59 (Ice-T/Ernie-C/D-Roc/Mooseman)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review of Born Dead". Entertainment Weekly. September 23, 1994. 
  2. ^ "Review of Born Dead". New Musical Express. September 3, 1994. 
  3. ^ "Review of Born Dead". Q Magazine. October 1, 1994. 
  4. ^ Body Count (1994). Born Dead. Liner notes. Virgin Records. UPC 724383980222
  5. ^ "Charts and Awards for Born Dead". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-03.