Cheree - Suicide

Friday, October 9, 2009

I heard this on the Currents "Theft of the Dial" this morning and LOVED it. Moby was the guest DJ this morning so of course he chose some out there stuff...
This group, Suicide, apparently is considered as influential in the post-punk scene as The Clash... even though I never heard of them before today, but I digress.

Wikipedia has a huge listing for them where it outlines this first self-titled album:

Their first album, Suicide (1977), is often regarded as a classic: One critic writes: "'Che', 'Ghost Rider'—these eerie, sturdy, proto-punk anthems rank among the most visionary, melodic experiments the rock realm has yet produced. Of note is the ten-minute "Frankie Teardrop," which tells the story of a poverty-stricken Vietnam
pushed to the edge: critic Emerson Dameron writes that the song is "one
of the most terrifying, riveting, absurd things I’ve ever heard.

They go on to say:

Bruce Springsteen was also influenced by the band, as evident by the song "State Trooper" from his album Nebraska. Furthermore, Springsteen also used a solo keyboard version of "Dream Baby Dream" (by Suicide)
to close the concerts on his 2005 Devils & Dust Tour.

Imagine if you were this talented with a microphone, a drum machine and an organ.

1 comment:

Raising Z and Lil C said...

I feel silly that I have never heard of them either, especially since they have been around so long and have been so influential. Thanks for sharing!

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