Music Review: “MariKKKopa” by Desaparecidos


TRACK 6

“MariKKKopa”

From Desaparecidos’ Payola

Epitaph

Liner notes: “We got to round ’em up!/Door to door the posse is ready,” howls Conor Oberst on a window-rattling rant, which closes with an actual sound bite from xenophobic sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Behind the music: Fronted by Oberst, who would go on to fame with the gentler Bright Eyes, the Omaha quartet released its debut album in 2002, then parted ways. They reconvened in 2010 to perform at a concert promoting the repeal of anti-immigrant legislation.

Check out if you like: Rockin’ fire and brimstone, i.e., The Clash or Husker Du.

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