"Pilcher's Squad" as written by Les Claypool, Reid L. Iii Lalonde and Timothy W. Alexander....
Sgt. Pilcher, Sgt. Pilcher, ingenious Sgt. Pilcher
He's found a way to make them pay
For the deviant things they do and say
Pilcher, Sgt. Pilcher, quick-witted Sgt. Pilcher
He's a dutiful man with his task at hand
And he's bound to insure with his master plan
The purity of the motherland, Sgt. Pilcher

In October of 1968 in the heart of Montague Square
There was rumor of some deviation
So Pilcher's Squad was there
Though it was determined before the intrudence
The flat was fully clear
When Pilcher arrived and made his inspection
The hashing magically appeared

Sgt. Pilcher, Sgt. Pilcher, ingenious Sgt. Pilcher
He's found a way to make them pay
For the deviant things they do and say
Pilcher, Sgt. Pilcher, quick-witted Sgt. Pilcher
He's a dutiful man with his task at hand
And he's bound to insure with his master plan
The purity of the motherland, Sgt. Pilcher

In March of 1969 on return from the store
Patty Harrison found Pilcher's squad waiting at her door
Planting tidbits on the pop-stars seemed quite the thing to do
'Till it landed Pilcher in the pokie in 1972

Sgt. Pilcher, Sgt. Pilcher, ingenious Sgt. Pilcher
He's found a way to make them pay
For the deviant things they do and say
Pilcher, Sgt. Pilcher, quick-witted Sgt. Pilcher
He's a dutiful man with his task at hand
And he's bound to insure with his master plan
The purity of the motherland, Sgt. Pilcher


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"The Pilcher's Squad" as written by Reid L. Iii Lalonde Les Claypool

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    General CommentI AM A CHAMPION!

    "reciting the story of '60's London officer Sgt. Norman Pilcher, a man who attempted to bust pop stars such as John Lennon and George Harrison for substance abuse before he ended up spending six years in prison for planting evidence."
    Petary791on March 08, 2005   Link
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    Spewnson July 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPetary791 got it... it's really reminiscent of what the US government was trying to do in the 60's and 70's as well - subjugating communistic, atheistic, devil-worshipping music through any means necessary. For the purity of the motherland!
    axdon August 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI got these lyrics from The Animals should not try to act like people CD/DVD booklet.

    I think it's about racial riots back in the 60's/70's or some SWAT-like drug busters.
    Petary791on February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guitar solo in this song is fucking sweet.

    "go Ler....thanks Ler". good shit.
    jek21on August 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah see i new what the song was about straight away cuz im a beatles fan so im like oh good ol sgt pilcher cuz u no hes a fuck who frames rockstars and if u wanna no somthing funny he is still in prison today so there u go
    pipewagonon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks Ler!
    necrophageon March 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti could be wrong. be i think he's saying,"Go Mirv!, Thanks Mirv!"
    as in Mirv my 50 cal.. he's also on the live versian of precipitation from "les claypool and the holy mackerel-highball with the devil" at bonnaroo
    stinkfingerdeluxon January 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlol
    primus is the shit
    Thedeathofdeafon January 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentspewns and petry791 nailed it.

    beatlesagain.com/breflib/…
    tat2dphreakon July 14, 2009   Link

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