Genocide (The Killing Of The Buffalo)

Album: Chinatown (1980)


  • Though Phil Lynott wrote a number of songs inspired by Celtic myth and history, this one was inspired by American history, in particular the people who were on the receiving end of it. It is generally accepted nowadays that the original inhabitants of the North American continent have had a raw deal, and this is the hard rock version.
  • Running to 5 minutes 6 seconds, this Lynott solo composition is the 7th track on the 1980 Chinatown album.
    To borrow a phrase, people who like this will probably also like "Indian Sunset" by Elton John and "Cherokee" by Europe. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2


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