It was bullshit policy in the 1970s and ’80s and it’s a bullshit policy now. From sus to stop and search, the same bad ideas keep coming round and round. Leeds punk outfit Cyanide Pills have had enough.
“The people who tell you this works are the ones who don’t get stopped and searched” bark the Pills, stabbing at the fundamental issue with modern politics and the Westminster bubble effect. While it was the sus laws that The Ruts sang about, today it’s section 47 of the anti-terrorism Act. Call it what you like, the outcome is the same.
Stop And Search is taken from Cyanide Pills’ third LP, Sliced And Diced. It’s loud, it’s angry. Which inspired the other there is unclear, but it works either way round. Get on it now.