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Suicidal Tendencies

Judging from their name, Suicidal Tendencies were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, CA, during the early '80s, the group's leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized in vicious hardcore early on -- building a huge following among skateboarders, lending a major hand in the creation of skatepunk -- before turning their focus eventually to thrash metal. Early on, the group (whose original lineup included Muir, guitarist Grant Estes, bassist Louiche Mayorga, and drummer Amery Smith) found it increasingly difficult to book shows, due to rumors of its members' affiliation with local gangs and consistent violence at their performances. The underground buzz regarding Suicidal Tendencies grew too loud for labels to ignore though, as the quartet signed on with the indie label Frontier; issuing Muir and company's classic self-titled debut in 1983. The album quickly became the best-selling hardcore album up to that point; its best-known track, "Institutionalized," was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV, and was eventually used in the Emilio Estevez cult classic movie Repo Man, as well as in an episode for the hit TV show Miami Vice (for which the group made a cameo appearance).

Suicidal Tendencies proved influential for future speed/thrash metal bands, but despite its early success, the quartet's reputation preceded them, as no other record label was willing to take them on (in addition, Los Angeles banned the group from playing around this time, lasting until the early '90s). Not much was heard from the group for several years afterward (leading many to believe that Suicidal had broken up), but Muir and company eventually found a home with Caroline Records. By this time, half of the original lineup had left; Muir and Mayorga were the only holdovers, while guitarist Rocky George and drummer R.J. Herrera rounded out the group. 1987 saw the release of Suicidal's sophomore release, Join the Army, which spawned another popular skatepunk anthem, "Possessed to Skate," as more and more metal heads began to be spotted in Suicidal's audience. Soon after, Suicidal was finally offered a major-label contract (with Epic), as another lineup change occurred: Mayorga exited the band, while newcomer Bob Heathcote took his spot; and a second guitarist, Mike Clark, was added as well. This Suicidal lineup's first album together, 1988's How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today, showed that their transformation from hardcore to heavy metal was now complete, as did a compilation of two earlier EPs, 1989's Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like S**t...Déjà Vu.

Suicidal's first release of the new decade, 1990's Lights, Camera, Revolution, was another success; its video for the explosive "You Can't Bring Me Down" received repeated airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program, while the album (in addition to the Controlled by Hatred comp) would be certified gold in the U.S. a few years later. The release also signaled the arrival of new bassist Robert Trujillo, whose penchant for funk added a new element to the group's sound. The group tried to broaden their audience even further by opening a string of arena shows for prog-metallists Queensrÿche during the summer of 1991. Their next release, 1992's The Art of Rebellion, proved to be one of Suicidal's most musically experimental albums of their career. Muir and Trujillo also teamed up around this time for a funk metal side project, Infectious Grooves (including several other participants, such as Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins) and issued a debut release, The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move. Upset that the group's classic debut had been out of print for several years by this point, Muir decided to re-record the entire record with Suicidal's '90s lineup under the title of Still Cyco After All These Years.

But after one more release, 1994's Suicidal for Life, Suicidal Tendencies decided to hang it up. A pair of compilations were issued in 1997: a best-of set, Prime Cuts, plus Friends & Family. Muir and Trujillo continued to issue further Infectious Grooves releases (Sarsippius' Ark and Groove Family Cyco), in addition to Muir pursuing a solo career under the alias of Cyco Miko (Lost My Brain Once Again) and Trujillo touring and recording as part of Ozzy Osbourne's solo band (appearing on Osbourne's 2001 release, Down to Earth). Muir formed a new version of Suicidal Tendencies in the late '90s (with Clark being the only other familiar face), resulting in such further studio releases as 1999's Freedumb and 2000's Free Your Soul and Save My Mind. Muir and Trujillo joined forces once more for a fourth Infectious Grooves studio release in 2000, Mas Borracho; while another Cyco Miko release surfaced, Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child, along with a follow-up up to their earlier compilation, Friends & Family, Vol. 2. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi
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Hey Pandora Shut the f**k up! And your missing a very very awesome album b**tards
Mike Muir writes some of the greatest lyrics ever.
hey Pandora you are missing a whole album WTF??????!!! ! ! ! !
scotterh3323
listen... where the f**k were you in 83
These guys were the s**t before Calii went in the gutter
Guys, please. Use correct grammar and use please, and jesus calm down and just enjoy the music.
SHUT UP BRYOUTZ AND GO BACK TO LISTENING TO BOWLING FOR SOUP AND 3 DAYS GRACE YOU F**KING POSER
Hey "Zoody" get ur facts straight ok how is ST posers huh
love this stuff man !!!!
Peter c... amen.
SUICIDAL WHERE A BUNCH OF THUG POSERS F**K THE FAMILY
GO SKATE AND GIMME MONEY•~•
Pledge your allegiance !
Suicide for life!☆
max.fullpric e
This freaked me out. Copy and paste this on ten comments and you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or get asked out. If you thus break this chain you will see a dead girl In you room tonight. In the next 53 someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
pc2play
the band had some decent music but the followers all suck a** hypocrites, back in the Fenders Ballroom days all the punx and s**t always cried about skinheads jumping people waaah, but then these suicidal boy pukes started coming to shows in droves with actual gangs and would jump people but it was ok,lol lotta grey matter in their fans brains. Skin for life mofo's
rubenbarraga n 1 9 9 2
What happen whith lou mayorga...su i c i d a l never been the same hardcore venice punk sound...now mike muir is just another commercial band.. .wanna be og's....
Join the Army !!!! love this stuff man !!!! more please !!
On there songs
They talk about death and stuff
my dad got me into this when I wuz 5
Wtf suicidal de por vida y puro mcs mid city stoners f**k da rest from da long star bid d tx
kitrina_b
Awesome but agree, need the entire recordings. SUICIDAL FOR LIFE!
di24k3999
no Freedumb? wtf man.
Its been one week pandora... Wheres How Can I Laugh Tomorrow When I Cant Even Smile Today??????? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Where's How can I laugh tomorrow???? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Where's Suicidal For Life? That's an awesome f**king album and it's the one that introduced me to Suicidal Tendencies!
I like to listen to this song while I'm skating
All I wanted was a Pepsi and she wouldn't give it to me!!!!!!!!!!
Nobody hears!!!!
I Feel Your Pain and I Survive, first song, thanks Pandora ST! ST! ST!
I could use a PEPSI right now !!!
One of Kind Group...will always be on my list of the the most COOL!!! in Thrash Metal!!! Murf the Surf.
SUICIDAL 4 LIFE
ALWAYS GREAT !!!
they were also on sideone dummy records?
This song and I go way back, brings back memories of High School. Good times.
Something in the water at that time in Venice Suicidal, Excel, Cryptic Slaughter, Dark Angel and now Hardcore band Terror. Almost forgot Beowulf.
mike muir and the spoken word
still just want PEPSI !!!
there is always hope mate, it aint about the money for them, but hopefully there is some anger to put out some real s**t, rob t come home and thump that bass with muir and the old boys again, also check out infectious grooves
Suicidal.... . . Love them f**kers!!! Wish I could have seen them. I guess my Bucket List will never get completed.
One of the things on my Bucket List is to see Suicidal Tend
no fake anger here they have allways taken the face off the mfer, saw them in boston @ the long gone but infamous channel with nuclear assault and a new band called , pantera, they were pulling bodies out of the pit like army ants out the side door, 5 hours of mayem, fistfights and carnage, i miss the good ole days
Suicidal.... f o r LIFE!
Turned her over,saw the tire tracks on her head,that's when I realized,she was dead
These guys are playin house of blues near la i want to see them so bad check out latest issue of thrasher mag its in there
All i wanted was a Pepsi!!!
New album kicks a**!!!!
Another artist for a great summer line-up show...
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