>When You Come Home In A Box

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The Goats were a hip-hop threepiece from the early 90s who shoved their way through the door the likes of Cypress Hill had opened. This 1992 single is a loud, shouty blast starting out with a great looped bassline sample, mixing hip-hop and punk (punk-hop?) and lyrics taking political pot shots. Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf, US commander in the first Gulf war, cops it at one point. The last few lines show maybe not much has changed in the last two decades- ‘When you come home in a box, green drawers, green pants, green socks, typical American kid I think not’. A riot of their own from start to finish.

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