Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
This is what real is
UrbanChaos | hell | 01/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of let me say my review may be bias conserding i have the entire BC catalog and paid 100 bucks for the first self titled relase with cop killer on it so be warned. This is probley one of the best live dvds out there the picture is perfect and one of the funniest menus i have ever saw on a dvd influced no doubt by copkiller the best thing about this dvd is that it shows that BC might have a small fallowing but cause some of the most violent shows ever you cant call yourself a real punk are metal head without liking these guys they were never invited on ozzfest and for go reason they cause a riot and no more show lol also The interview with ice t is a must for any bc fan he gets indepth about why he made bc the struggles he endured after cop killer was released and how since then is still effecting his life theres a reason slayer joined up with ice tea to record a track because not only beening able to rap he can howl like a mofo if for nothing else get it for the mosh pit cam angle they have it shouldnt be missed."
To truly appreciate the group you have to be into the music
George Dionne | Cape Cod, MA | 01/30/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
Prior to this release, Body Count released a DVD of their performance from the Smoke Out Festival which I was also able to view. The first thing I noticed is that this performance was shot better with multi-cameras, and the quality of the film was better. On top of that, the sound quality is far superior. Live in L.A. has Body Count firing through 17 of their most wanted songs. "Killin' Floor" is where the music starts to take off. Other hits include the powerful "Bowels of the Devil," the blood-thirsty "Drive By," and the always controversial "Cop Killer" (does anyone else find it strange Ice T plays a cop on television).
There's no denying that the crowd is into each and every song as they battle it out in the pit and sing along. Body Count always had a knack for driving guitar riffs, frantic drum beats, and songs that your average metal act weren't singing about; "KKK Bitch," "Surviving the Game," and "Mama's Got 2 Die 2 Nite" are a few that come to mind. Half-way through the show, Ice T introduces a new Body Count track entitled "Murder 4 Hire," which was written by the late D-Roc. At the conclusion of the concert, you can watch interviews with Ice T and other members of Body Count. If you don't have time to watch the DVD, you can take the bonus CD with you in the car.
The worst part of this DVD is that it's comprised of one continuous chapter, as opposed to multiple chapters like most DVDs. In other words, you have to watch the show from beginning to end, with no skipping ahead. You have to wait until the entire concert is finished to watch the bonus interviews, because there is only one option on the main menu; "play show." Also, the beginning of the set is rather boring. The first three songs are basically comprised of six words; "Body Count's in the mutherf***in' house!"
For me, Body Count has always been one of those bands I just couldn't get into. Over the past few months they've been in my face, so I've had no choice but to notice. I have to say that I think that Ice T is a better rapper then a metal frontman. He is far more prolific lyrically on his solo albums than he is with Body Count. That's okay, because to truly appreciate the group you have to be into the music. Body Count's rhythm section is truly what the band is about. On Live in L.A., they prove they can lay down the heavy riffs and beats just as well as any other thrash, hardcore, and metal band past and pres"
J. Gomez Esparza | 08/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a nice dvd but if you have "Smoke Out Festival" do not buy this one cause is the same thing, i bought both and sometimes is the same concert, i pay double for the same product."