Saturday, June 26, 2010
the Suicide Commandos Make a Record
The Suicide Commandos were the premier Minneapolis punk rock group (lasted 1975-1979). This was their one and only album, recorded and released in 1978 and for some reason (being from MN?) didn't make much a splash.
Thankfully they fit the punk rock cliche of no song over 3 minutes but (also thankfully) avoid being too political, macho/ meatheaded, uptight, or serious (they do a great cover of "She," by the Monkees)...more about the energy and attitude.
and the video of the song about the reaction to the city burning down their house/ practice space.
and backing David Thomas in 2009, playing all early Pere Ubu in benefit for the Bush Tetras' bassist.