Music: Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies is an American Hardcore Punk band formed in 1981 by vocalist Mike Muir. Although their music video for arguably their most famous song, "Institutionalized", was one of the first hardcore punk music videos aired on MTV, they gained more mainstream exposure by adding thrash metal influences to their sound, leading them to be credited as the inventors of "crossover thrash". Their popularity even further exploded in the early 1990s when adding influence from funk music.Despite their mainstream popularity, in recent years, the band has stripped away most of the thrash and funk influences and turned back into a hardcore band, primarily due to discomfort within the major spotlight.Discography:
- 1983 - Suicidal Tendencies
- 1987 - Join the Army
- 1988 - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today
- 1989 - Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu (complation of two EPs)
- 1990 - Lights...Camera...Revolution!
- 1992 - The Art of Rebellion
- 1993 - Still Cyco After All These Years (a rerecording of the Self-Titled Album, with two songs from Join the Army)
- 1994 - Suicidal For Life
- 1999 - Freedumb
- 2000 - Free Your Soul and Save My Mind
- 2010 - No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family
- 2013 - 13
Suicidal Tendencies provide examples of:
- Funk Metal: A major innovator in this, largely due to Robert Trujillo playing with them from Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit to Suicidal for Life.
- I Am the Band: Muir, the face of the band, one of the main songwriters since the beginning, and the only constant member.
- Lead Bassist: After Muir, Type C Robert Truijllo is probably the next best known member due to later playing in Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne's band and also adding in the funk elements Suicidal became famous for in their later career.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Generally a 7-8.
- Motor Mouth: Muir is an expert.
- No Indoor Voice: Mike spends most of the debut album yelling his ass off.
- Revolving Door Band: They've had a truly impressive amount of past members.
- Thrash Metal: For crossover thrash, a Trope Codifier.