Friday, December 31, 2010

Suicide - Suicide (Second Album) [1980] + Dream Baby Dream 7" [1979] + more

EDIT: I got DMCA'd, looks like you'll have to find it somewhere else.

So this is the second studio album by Suicide (clearly). Makes me think of what rock n roll would have sounded like in the Blade Runner world. Which is to say, it's awesome. Like First Album, you're getting raw, sharp synth-punk (and they were one of the first bands to do this). The drum machine sounds like heartbeats, and on 'Fast Money Music' you'll feel like your pulse is trying to catch up to the song. Second Album has synth-punk doo-wop stuff added to the mix. These guys liked the Velvet Underground's 'Sister Ray' so much they made their own and called it 'Mr. Ray.' It's a jam. Second Album was produced by Ric Ocasek of the Cars, so the added pop sound should make sense to you, and if you didn't like First Album so much but think the premise is cool, try this record.

This version does not contain the First Rehearsal Tapes disc, but does include the Dream Baby Dream/Radiation 7", plus the excellent track 'Super Subway Comedian.'

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This is intended to be a blog sharing music I dig, or consider influential, essential, and/or obscure. Whether you agree is up to you, but I plan on sharing good stuff. I have no idea how often it will update.

In consideration of your sanity I will try to do mediafire links; those other sites basically suck.

I won't not post something just because it is on other blogs. Much of this stuff could use more exposure anyway.

I might do some vinyl or tape rips if I can hook up my turntable to my computer.

Readers: FFS support the artists you like, and rid your hard drive of those you don't care for. Buy records and tshirts and posters. Go to shows and tell the bands when you like the gig. Be a fan.

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RIAA types: Don't be an asshole, I'm a reasonable person and don't want any legal trouble. I probably will avoid posting your shit anyway.