I had this album years ago when i was in high school, for some unknown reason (young and stupid is probably a good guess), i sold it. For years i’ve missed the sounds of ST and wished i had it still. I’m glad i bought it again.
2008 digipak edition of this compilation from the L.A. Hardcore Punk pioneers. Originally issued in 1997, the album feature two previously unheard songs in ’Feeding the Addiction’ and ’Berserk’, re-recordings of four tracks from the band’s classic early album and hits from their Epic Records years. 14 tracks SPV Blue.
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This is a good buy, especially as an introduction to the band.The music is a melting pot of thrash, hardcore, punk, funk and more. The lyrics are cool and really funny at times. Lots of great songs.
“Prime Cuts” is a best-of album so, you either like ST or you don’t. Being a 20-year ST fan, I love having a cross-section of their material. (Personally, I was surprised the “Controlled by Hatred” didn’t make the cut (no pun intended). If you’re not a ST fan, then this is a great introduction. They never really made it big but they had some great material. Any interest in skater-thrash or metal? If so, ST is for you.
This 1997 greatest hits album is a fairly good overview of the career of punk/thrash pioneers Suicidal Tendencies. Here we get classics like “Institutionalized”, “You Can’t Bring Me Down”, “How Will I Laugh Tomorrow?”, and “Lovely”, along with some other great songs like “I Saw Your Mommy” and “Nobody Hears”. We also get some re-recorded songs on here as well that longtime ST fans will either like or dislike (such as “I Saw Your Mommy”), but all in all, this is a good start if you want to get into Suicidal Tendencies, but if you are really looking into getting into the band, start with they’re brilliant self titled debut album. Gotta love the album cover here though.
First off, my favorite ST album is their first. That was far more “punk” than anything they released after it; with Join The Army they basically became a metal band. That isn’t to say they didn’t put out some good material afterward, though. I bought this one to get tracks like “You Can’t Bring Me Down” and “Gotta Kill Captain Stupid.” Both of ‘em rock, even if the lyrics aren’t exactly Bob Dylan.But I was VERY disappointed that the versions of “Institutionalized” and “I Saw Your Mommy” are from Still Cyco rather than the first album. These songs do NOT benefit from the tighter musicianship of the post-debut band.If you’re looking for a quick intro to Suicidal Tendencies, buy this CD. Then find a copy of their debut, and you have all the ST you will ever need!