There Goes the Neighborhood (Body Count song)
|"There Goes the Neighborhood"|
|Single by Body Count|
|from the album Body Count|
|Genre||Thrash metal, heavy metal|
|Body Count singles chronology|
"There Goes the Neighborhood" is the twelfth track of Body Count's self-titled debut album. The song is a sarcastic response to critics, sung from the point of view of a racist white rocker who wonders "Don't they know rock's just for whites? / Don't they know the rules? / Those niggers are too hardcore / This shit ain't cool." For the song's music video, the word "nigger" was replaced with the phrase "black boys". The music video, directed by Matt Mahurin, ends with a black musician implanting an electric guitar into the ground and setting it on fire. The final image is similar to that of a burning cross.
The main guitar riff was later sampled in Vaginal Jesus "Beat Rodney Down" and Anal Cunt's "Lenny's in My Neighborhood".
|1.||"There Goes The Neighborhood (Radio Edit)"||4:01|
|2.||"There Goes The Neighborhood (Album Version)"||5:50|
|3.||"KKK Bitch (Live)"||3:44|
|4.||"KKK Bitch (Album Version)"||2:53|
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- Body Count (1992). "There Goes The Neighborhood". Music video. Body Count. Sire/Warner Bros. Records. ISBN 7-5992-6878-2