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Riot on? Right on!
"Somehow rock music got saddled with the reputation of being rebel music. Maybe it's due to the fact that so many songs deal with instigating riots."
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There's lots of songs simply called "Riot". Which of the following artists hasn't released a song called thus?
Once upon a time, when Elvis Costello was still an angry young man, he recorded a song called "Riot Act" with his band the Attractions. On which of his early albums can you find this tune?
"Armed Forces" (1979)
"Punch The Clock" (1983)
"Get Happy!!" (1980)
You probably know the Clash recorded a song called "White Riot", a song in which singer Joe Strummer asked himself why white people seemed so much less adept at doing a bit of rioting than black people. The song was however often misunderstood and covered by less intelligent, second-rate punk bands, who gave it a hooligan-like twist. Which of the following so-called Oi-bands never recorded a cover version of "White Riot"?
Not only English punks got into riots. Which Canadian band recorded a song called "Race Riot"?
The Hanson Brothers
Then there's "I Wanna Riot", a nasty, big booted, ska-influenced idiot of a song. What bunch of last mohicans recorded it? The year was 1995.
Which English punk band claimed they had "Never Been in a Riot"?
Gang Of Four
"Teen Age Riot" is one of Sonic Youth's best (known) songs. Do you know which of the following bands is not a Sonic Youth spin-off?
The Friends of Dean Martinez
The 1967 movie "Riot On Sunset Strip" was a rather ham-fisted and judgemental portrayal of counter-culture kids on the loose. But it has a pretty groovy soundtrack. Which incredible sixties punk band was responsible for the title song?
The Chocolate Watch Band
The Strawberry Alarm Clock
No Riot quiz would be complete without a question on Atari Teenage Riot. This German band combined punk rock, gabba beats, electronic noise and lots of shouting while trying to incite a teenage riot and topple the government in a great big anarchic rave-on party-crash. With lots of strobe-effects. How many tracks did they release with their own name in the title?
But then, I hear you asking, what is the greatest riot song ever? Which is the anthem guaranteed to incite The Fight? Hard to say, but there's an album called "There's a Riot Goin' On" which comes close. Who recorded this Black Power classic?
Sly & the Family Stone
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Compiled Jun 28 12