Cop Shoot Cop  

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"You can play either of the Unsane 45s ("This Town" b/w "Urge To Kill," Treehouse 1989, "Concrete Bed" b/w "El Mundo," Glitterhouse 1990) between Can's Tago Mago and Cream's Disraeli Gears and they'll hold up. When the 90s have passed, I'm not sure that either Cop Shoot Cop or the Unsane are going to be remembered. Like Can, both these bands strike me as future influences rather than ..."--Jim Greer in SPIN - jun 1990

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Cop Shoot Cop was a noise rock group founded in New York City in 1987. They disbanded in 1996. The band were frequently classified as industrial rock, but were often quite different from many bands so dubbed: having a distinctive instrumental lineup that encompassed twin bass guitars, found metal percussion, and no lead guitar. The group had little mainstream success (scoring a few hits on college radio), despite tours with Iggy Pop and music videos on MTV's Headbangers Ball and 120 Minutes (notably for "$10 Bill", featuring a number of little people). They retain a cult following—their out-of-print releases sometimes sell for large amounts.




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