World Full of Cops

KAFM Grand Junction, 9pm - 12am

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking

Paleface didn’t say it first, but he probably said it best: it’s a World Full of Cops. Musicians and the authorities have been at each other’s throats for a while now, and there is no shortage of songs showing cops in a bad light, so what I like about “World Full of Cops” is its simple observational mantra: they are everywhere, we put them there, and they are us. Enjoy a full evening of police-themed music — it’s the law!

In this episode: Andre Williams, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Bobs, Boredoms, Break Up!, The Clash, The Clash, Devo, The Didjits, The Dirtmitts, Dubinator , Electrocute, Emperor Penguin, Escape-ism, The Flaming Lips, Future Of The Left, Ghost of Vroom, Heavy Vegetable, Hepcat, John Carpenter, Junior Murvin, Karl Hendricks Trio, Killdozer, Le Hammond Inferno, Lizard Music, Los Amigos Invisibles, The Loud Family, Man Or Astro-man?, Melvins, Mighty Terror, The Minders, Mosquitos, Motörhead, Oblivians, Optiganally Yours, Paleface, Parquet Courts, Radiohead, Robert Rodriguez, Robyn Hitchcock, S Squad, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Sonny Smith, Sparrow, Spider Bags, Supergrass, Supergrass, Viagra Boys, Was (Not Was), Wayne Hancock

  Song Artist Notes
1 World Full of Cops Paleface Just about sums it up
3 Chief of Police Ghost of Vroom Smoking hashish cigarettes with his wife
4 Car with the Star Andre Williams Run run run
5 I Shot The Sheriff Bob Marley & The Wailers Archetypical
6 Policeman Mosquitos Don’t call the emergency line
8 Do Policemen Sing? Robyn Hitchcock And other questions on the species
9 Listen to this Song, Kill Pigs, and Try to Sue Me Heavy Vegetable Not legal advice
10 He Do the Police In Different Voices The Loud Family Fast forward
11 Johnny Law Wayne Hancock Haulin’ on that double-bass
13 Call the Police Oblivians Sometimes it’s good advice
14 Scene Of The Crime S Squad Frantic about it
15 things to say to friendly policemen Future Of The Left Again, not legal advice
16 Life Of Crime Break Up! Enjoy it while you can
18 Secret Agent Man Devo Live a life of danger!
19 Cop Dream / Black Eye (True Story) Spider Bags Don’t blink / can’t blink
20 Caught By The Fuzz Supergrass A twisted fate!
21 Police On My Back The Clash Hearing the sirens
23 Karma Police Radiohead Unavoidable
24 Police Beat The Dirtmitts It’s off a bit
25 Donut Optiganally Yours Finally found the quarter
26 Keystone Cops Lizard Music Happily incompetent
27 Detective of Crime The Minders Looking for clues
29 Good Cop Bad Cop Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet It’s the classic dance
30 Caught By the Fuzz (2015 - Remaster) Supergrass
31 Secret Canine Agent Viagra Boys Never mind the glitching
32 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Man Or Astro-man? Do not trust The Man
34 Police Truck The Didjits Originally from the Dead Kennedys
35 I Fought The Law The Clash Originally from the Bobby Fuller Four
36 Police and Thieves Junior Murvin Eventually covered by the Clash
37 Breaking The Law Motörhead Originally from Judas Priest
39 Lady Cop/Take Me In The Bobs Quite the dream
40 Mujer Policia Los Amigos Invisibles Mejor que la vecina
41 Women Police in England Mighty Terror High aspirations
42 Police Woman Hepcat It's universal
44 Bad Cop Sonny Smith Avoid at all costs
45 Pitfalls in Serving Warrants (Acoustic) Melvins An interesting twist
46 Crime Wave Rock Escape-ism Coming to your town
47 Donuts Only Parquet Courts More donuts!
49 Put The Waterbug In The Policeman's Ear The Flaming Lips What an origin story
50 The Policeman's Not Your Friend Karl Hendricks Trio Keep your secrets safe
51 Cops With Books Sparrow A cautionary tale
52 The Pig Was Cool Killdozer That’s some good shit!
54 Police Station Assault Robert Rodriguez The zombies are coming
55 Cops Copulating Electrocute Fascinating
56 Hello Dad, I'm In Jail Was (Not Was) Happy birthday!
58 Neighborhood Watch (We Call Police) Emperor Penguin They have their eyes on you
59 Police Action John Carpenter Carpenteresque
60 Art Police Le Hammond Inferno Art crimes division
61 Police & Helicopter feat. Seanie T Dubinator A distressing combination
63 Acid Police Boredoms The perfect ringtone does not ex…