Album: Among the Living (1987)
Charted: 44


  • This politically correct ode to the "Indians" was released as the second single from Among The Living and peaked at #44 on the UK singles chart.
  • The music video was directed by Jean Pellerin and features Anthrax playing the song live. It received substantial rotation on MTV. Bassist Frank Bello reminisced to Powerline, March 1989: "When we did our 'Indians' video we did a small amount of advertising. Even the advertising said, 'Please don't show up until 6:00p.m.' and by 1:00 in the afternoon there was almost a thousand kids on line. It was crazy, and the video company didn't even want to let everybody in. It was in this theatre in New Jersey and they said, 'Well, we only want and need the floor filled up.' And we said, 'Well, you can't tell 500 kids that they can't come in.' As it was, the kids were about ready to break the door down because they were running late."
  • The song appears in the Guitar Hero game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and as downloadable content for the Rock Band series


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