RIOT COP: The Violence: CD

I first heard Portland’s Riot Cop in 2007 when they put out a split CD with the legendary MDC. They also put out their own LP around that time, but they didn’t reappear in recorded form until another split release with MDC in 2019, that time a 7”. Now Riot Cop is back with a full-length CD on Seattle’s Pig Records. This collection of fast anti-cop songs was released just prior to the worldwide movement stemming from the despicable police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis that changed the course of history. Anti-pig music is, of course, timeless, yet The Violence seems especially relevant during these months and months of worldwide pleas for a new outlook on law enforcement. –Art Ettinger (Pig, pig-records.rocks)