suici­dal Ten­den­cies

Still Cyco Punk Af­ter All Th­ese Years

Classic Rock - - The Hard Stuff - Emma John­ston

Front­man Mike Muir’s solo al­bum re­turns to the bo­som of its fam­ily. Still Cyco Punk Af­ter All Th­ese Years wasn’t meant to be a Suici­dal Ten­den­cies al­bum. Its first in­car­na­tion ap­peared in 1995 as Lost My Brain (Once Again!), the de­but by front­man Mike Muir un­der the moniker Cyco Miko. Now res­ur­rected, re-recorded and re-en­er­gised, it slots into their cat­a­logue as neatly as a jig­saw piece.

The joy of Suici­dal Ten­den­cies is the fact that they’ve never re­ally veered from the thrash­punk path they pi­o­neered for them­selves and the gen­er­a­tion that fol­lowed them back in the 80s, mean­ing none of th­ese songs sound dated, and are more an ex­tended chap­ter in their story. The peer­less Dave Lom­bardo (Slayer) has been brought in on drums, and Ain’t Gonna Get Me and Lost My Brain… Once Again, in par­tic­u­lar, find him at his thrash­ing best, com­ple­mented by some ad­mirably ded­i­cated gui­tar wid­dling. Snotty and fizzing with en­ergy, th­ese trea­sures may have been gath­er­ing dust, but now they’ve been ex­ca­vated and given a good pol­ish, they’re gleam­ing like new.

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