We know you’re sick of hearing this excuse, but we’re seriously slammed on the screenplay today; hoping to get a complete rough draft done by end-of-day Friday, so the weekend can be all about Microkhan Jr. So we’re gonna be lazy right this second and just post a great video of yore—the public-access-style promo for the quasi-gothic gangster anthem “Tried by 12.” If Sergio Leone had been fixated on East Flatbush instead of the Wild West—and had been born a few decades later—this tune would certainly have appeared in his violent oeuvre.
We were actually latecomers to this song, as we first discovered it via Funkstörung’s remix. It’s stuck with us ever since, especially the line about flowers and prison commissaries. Such sinister yet unassailable logic contained throughout.