Drive by Shooting

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Drive by Shooting
EP by
Henrietta Collins & The Wife-Beating Child-Haters
Released1987 (1987)
RecordedOctober 1986 (1986-10)
GenreHardcore punk, noise rock
LabelTexas Hotel
ProducerGeoff Clout, Norm
Henrietta Collins & The Wife-Beating Child-Haters chronology
Hot Animal Machine
Drive by Shooting
Life Time
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]

Drive by Shooting is a hardcore punk solo E.P. by Henry Rollins, credited as "Henrietta Collins and The Wifebeating Childhaters", which served as a precursor to the Rollins Band.

This recording is a mix of original songs and Rollins's versions of material by others. There is a cover of "Ex Lion Tamer" originally by the UK punk band Wire and a re-vision of a Queen's "We Will Rock You" with different lyrics. The title song is a parody of a cheery 1960s Beach Boys-style song as written by a violent street gang ("We're gonna get in our car / Gonna go go go / Gonna drive to a neighborhood / Kill someone we don't know.")

The recording is exclusively available now in a double CD package with Hot Animal Machine, Rollins's first full-length solo recording.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Drive by Shooting" – 2:01
  2. "Ex-Lion Tamer" (Graham Lewis, Colin Newman) – 1:54
  3. "Hey Henrietta" – 3:00
  4. "Can You Speak This?" – 2:00
  5. "I Have Come to Kill You" – 5:21
  6. "Men Are Pigs" – 2:38
  7. "The Road Song" (re-titled "There's A Man Outside (Reprise)" on the 2002 re-release) – 2:36

Track listing (original vinyl release)[edit]

  1. "Drive by Shooting" – 2:01
  2. "Ex-Lion Tamer" (Lewis, Newman; Wire) – 1:54
  3. "Black and White" (instrumental mix)
  4. "Hey Henrietta" – 3:00
  5. "Can You Speak This?" – 2:00
  6. "I Have Come to Kill You" – 5:21
  7. "Men Are Pigs" – 2:38
  • "Black and White" is not listed on the sleeve or label