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Black Randy & the Metrosquad


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Black Randy and the Metrosquad were a // rock act from the late 1970s and early 1980s Los Angeles punk scene. They gained notoriety not only for their surreal and smutty sense of humor, but also for their amalgamation of , 70s soul, pop, and music. The band formed in Los Angeles in 1977 with Black Randy (who wasn’t black) as front man and David Brown (who wasn’t brown) as musical director, playing keyboards and the guitar.

Black Randy’s lyrics gave him a reputation for being as witty as he was offensive with songs about gay prostitution, Marlon Brando, and Idi Amin. These songs were compiled onto their only album, “Pass the Dust, I Think I’m Bowie”, which had sophisticated, innovative musical arrangements that had more in common with . This album, along with a brief appearance in Lou Adler’s 1981 satirical punk rock film “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains”, led to the band being the most represented act on Dangerhouse Records, the seminal L.A. punk label they helped establish. Dangerhouse gave L.A. punk the jump start it needed, releasing early singles by The Germs, X, Weirdos and Avengers. Established in 1978, the label folded in late 1980, less than a year before Black Flag codified punk into hardcore, and then began the next phase of L.A. punk.

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  • MAX886

    Mother is mean, she doesn't treat me nice. Cooks me dog food without any spice.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MAX886

    It don't make no diff if you smoke the spliff. You'll get higher if you watch the dryer.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MAX886

    I wanna be bad

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Elturtle

    To this day my Black Randy CD is my favorite form of music that I treasure the most. I bought it in some record store 5 years ago and the dude told me" take good care of this, I only bought 2 from Black Randy's garage , I kept one for myself ".

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
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  • MarkoHawklord

    Patty Smith you worn out bitch!!

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ydebru

    lookin' freaky in his dashiki...

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • MaxwellSchott

    Don't call him rock and roll nigger.

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jerkbrainface

    i wont cum in your mouth you know that i tell lies everyday

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • sonicmainliner

    @King love that line!

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • KingZoraScoot

    all my clothes are funky mon.... but i will go to de laundromat and jah will make dem clean

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • rtelles1

    Oh yeah. I love these guys. I looove their groovy, funky, punk-ish, psycho sound. Every single tune in Pass the Dust is mahvelous.

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • sidfletcher

    "i'm a loner with a boner and I'm gonna telephone her.." brilliant...billy shaekespeare couldn't have put it better himself.

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • NeonRox

    Black Randy is God.

    22 May 2010 Reply
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    6 May 2009 Reply
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    18 Apr 2009 Reply
  • heartinacage

    how could they know he was marlon brando?

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • analkitties

    black randy solves yet some of life's mysteries

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • stogref

    I slept in a arcade! Great Randy, love the dude.

    10 Aug 2008 Reply
  • wardrobe69


    18 Jul 2008 Reply
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