Still Cyco Punk After All These Years
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.