State Of Emergency
Featured in Episode
Cactus World News
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Year Released
Urban Beaches
Eoin McEvoy,Frank Kearns,Wayne P Sheehy, Fergal Andrews
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Pierson confronts Mendez goon and during shootout with Mendez
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"State Of Emergency" is a song performed by Cactus World News, recorded on the album Urban Beaches in 1986. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "El Viejo".


  • Cactus World News sent a demo tape of their music to U2's Bono, and he brought them in to record their debut EP, The Bridge. Despite MTV airplay and media attention, Despite their debut LP Urban Beaches selling over 250,000 copies in US the group  fell foul of Record company politics and eventually disbanded in the early 1990s. See also


  • Eoin McEvoy - vocals & guitar
  • Frank Kearns - guitar
  • Feargal MacAndris - bass
  • Wayne Sheehy - drums
  • Joan & Niamh Whyte - vocals

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