band names of them all (hint: it had nothing to do with police, it has to do with heroin addiction, think about it if it doesn't hit you immediately), but they were great anyway, some unique and numbing noise rock from the early/mid 1990's.
Cop Shoot Cop were, at first, bassist/vocalist Tod A, David Ouimet on sampler/keyboards, and Phil Puelo on drums......their first release, the EP "Headkick Facsimile", is a noisy, grating, wonderful mess, SORT OF along the lines of Big Black but not really THAT close, pretty "different" as rock without guitars tends to be.
1991 saw the release of the somewhat similar "White Noise", another
snarling hornets nest of, well, white noise.....if you liked the first (better) one, likely you'll like this one......really, the same goes for the 9excellent) EP "Suck City", as well as 1993's "Ask Questions Later".
The band added a guitarist/trumpet (!) player before recording 1994's "Release".....while the two-bass attack is still in place, the addition of guitar kind of ruined it for me personally.....I've always liked those no-guitar bands (Mommy and Daddy, Black Diamond Heavies, etc) and the addition of guitar moved Cop Shoot Cop closer to the "mainstream" of rock.......obviously, though, the addition of some trumpet made sure that they still maintained a fairly individual sound......I will say, however, that I never really cared a lot for this one (it's NOT bad though).
I think I'll probably be away from the computer for a couple days, I hope the multiple posts of yesterday and today keeps ya busy. Likely talk to ya on Sunday......enjoy this stuff for now.
HEADKICK FACSIMILE-01 Shine On Elizabeth/02 Mistake/03Smash Retro!/04 Triumphal Theme/05 Lie/06 Fire In the Hole/07 Robert Tilton Handjob
CONSUMER REVOLT-01 Low.Com.Denom./02 She's Like a Shot/03 Waiting For the Punchline/04
Disconnected 666/05 Smash Retro!/06 Burn Your Bridges/07 Consume/08 Fire In the Hole/09 Pity the Bastard/10 Down Come the Mickey/11 Hurt Me Baby/12 System Test/13 Eggs For Rib
WHITE NOISE-01 Discount Rebellion/02 Traitor/Martyr/03 Coldest Day of the Year/04 Feel Good/05 Relief/06 Empires Collapse/07 Corporate Protopop/08 Heads I Win, Tails You Lose/09 Chameleon Man/10 Where's the Money/11 If Tomorrow Ever Comes/12 Hung Around
SUCK CITY-01 Nowhere/02 Days Will Pass/03 We Shall Be Changed/04 Suck City (Here We Come)
ASK QUESTIONS LATER-01 Surprise Surprise/02 Room
429/03 Nowhere/04 Migration/05 Cut to the Chase/06 $10 Bill/07 Seattle/08 Furnace/09 Israeli Dig/10 Cause and Effect/11 Got No Soul/12 Everybody Loves You When (When You're Dead)/13 All The Clocks are Broken/14 Untitled
RELEASE-01 Interference/02 It Only Hurts When I Breathe/03 Last Legs/04 Two at a time/05 Slackjaw/06 Lullaby/07 Any Day Now/08 Swimming In Circles/09 Turning Inside Out/10 Ambulance Song/11 Suckerpunch/12 The Divorce/13 Mooney-Drunk
ANY DAY NOW-01 Any Day Now/02 New God/03 The Queen of Shinbone Alley/04 Transmission