San Diego Band's "Kill Joe Arpaio" Song Sends Valley Media into a Major Tizzy

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'Tis the season to write songs about killing Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

This past week I detailed how folk-punkers Andrew Jackson Jihad and other local bands had penned songs for the recent Chronicles of Sheriff Joe record that decries his racist tendencies and invokes murderous notions of offing Maricopa County's top cop.

Turns out they're not the only ones. San Diego indie band Crocodiles posted a song titled "Kill Joe Arpaio" on Soundcloud earlier this month that caught the attention of a few Valley TV stations and news outlets over the past 24 hours.

Hear what the kafuffle is all about after the break.

Kill Joe Arpaio by scemoburz
The three-and-half-minute track consists of chit-chat from a San Diego-area talk radio station about the nutty Nativist movement and Arizona's anti-immigration policies pasted over a generic-sounding surf/garage rock instrumental by the Crocodiles. And that's pretty much it.

Other than the name of the song, there's absolutely zero mention of murdering Sheriff Joe or doing him any bodily harm whatsoever. Frankly, there were far more incendiary and caustic content on the Chronicles of Sheriff Joe, which the Valley media outlets are apparently unaware of (guess they didn't pick up a copy of this week's issue).

The Crocodile's "Kill Joe Arpaio" track is hardly anything to get excited about, which seems to be the same thought that Arpaio had about the song.

The shurf told KTAR and other radio and TV reporters that the song didn't "overly concern" him and he chalked it up to free speech.

"I'm a little concerned about the music, where kids can get this type of music," Arpaio told KPHO. "I think it sends a bad message. I understand freedom of speech, but there has to be a line of threatening a law enforcement official."

Wonder how he'd feel about the Jihad's song, or any of the other content on Chronicles of Sheriff Joe? We're willing to bet that despite AJJ's Sean Bonnette wailing "I got something to say/I killed Arpaio today," the sheriff would probably be tickled pink by having a song written about him, no matter the content. Even if an artist or band were to describe in explicit detail how they'd help Joe shuffle loose the mortal coil, it would only serve to inflate his ego that much more.


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Carlos
Carlos

Nice little song! I like it! I don't hear anything in it that threatens Sheriff Arpaio, it's just an interview from a radio show and the title, well that was a smart marketing move as evidenced by all the attention it's receiving.

Now to a more serious issue: LEGAL vs illegal immigration

All of us who are against illegal immigration need to work at boosting LEGAL immigration! We need to put an Ellis Island at the southern border with the same criteria we had for Europeans at the turn of the last century. Criteria then was: disease free and no criminal background; you're in!

If we do this at the southern border then I guarantee we will end "illegal immigration" and we will have only "LEGAL IMMIGRATION."

So the call is out for all those who make the distinction between LEGAL and illegal immigration; work with me to put an Ellis Island on the southern border and get that line everybody talks about going! (-:

Hanalad
Hanalad

This band/song title should be considered a terrorist threat and treated accordingly. What are you gonna do when they come for you?

Sean
Sean

Pretend to join them, then shoot them in the back?

grandmama
grandmama

what are you going to do when the boogie man comes for ......you? BOO!!!!

Sean
Sean

Ah...the land of the free and the home of the brave, eh?

Freedom of Speech...just watch what you say!

Jody Scotece
Jody Scotece

So obviously you all suck so bad that you will stoop to any level for any type of publicity! Well I love music and have MANY friends that have MADE it and YOU NEVER will.Not only are your songs horrible and lyrics degrading but as a band on the whole YOU SUCK! Give it up and I think McDonalds is hiring ,at least for LEGAL immigrants!

Warrensu
Warrensu

It's anti ILLEGAL immigration, STUPID.

Jerry
Jerry

This song sucks! It goes nowhere & says nothing. Gee guys, what could you do with the sound of a toilet flushing?!

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