I can dimly recall the kerfuffle this particular fake-o xenophobic stomper generated back in the early 80s, thus proving how successfully the joke was employed. WHITE PRIDE – now there’s a name to get the typewriters tapping – were roundly criticized for the “Peace My Ass” EP in the pages of Maximum Rock N Roll and virtutally everywhere else, and taken literally, that’s understandable. My take is that the knuckle-draggers responsible for this, who included amongtheir number Mike Doskocil (later of DRUNKS WITH GUNS), probably were very anti-PC before their time, and chose to “make mirth” with the concept by going ridiculously over the top, all the better to stir up the hysteria of the anti-Reagan left so stridently strident at the time. A bonus is that the song itself is funny – at least to a humorless reactionary like myself. It’s also a meatheaded punk/metal romp somewhat reminiscient of POISON IDEA as they slowed down, with barked, eye-bulging vocals that are a gutbuster in & of themselves.

Then again – covering myself here – if it was serious? Well, it’s just too stupid for words, as are most current commentaries of the subject. As a supporter of “the money machine”, I say: Tear down the walls, baby! Let ’em in!

Play or Download WHITE PRIDE – “Illegal Aliens” (from 45)

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