Lights...Camera...Revolution!

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Lights...Camera...Revolution!
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Studio album by Suicidal Tendencies
Released July 3, 1990
Recorded December 1989 – April 1990 at Rumbo Recorders,
Canoga Park, California
Amigo Studios,
Hollywood, California
Genre Thrash metal, funk metal[1]
Length 42:52
Label Epic
Producer Mark Dodson, Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies chronology
Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu
(1989)Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu1989
Lights... Camera... Revolution!
(1990)
The Art of Rebellion
(1992)The Art of Rebellion1992
Singles from Lights...Camera...Revolution!
  1. "You Can't Bring Me Down"
    Released: 1990
  2. "Send Me Your Money"
    Released: 1990
  3. "Alone"
    Released: 1991
  4. "Lovely"
    Released: 1991

Lights...Camera...Revolution! is the fifth studio album by American crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, which was released in 1990. This was the final Suicidal Tendencies album to feature the Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu lineup, which many fans feel was technically the strongest lineup the band has had to date. Drummer R.J. Herrera would leave before the recording of their next album.

Music and lyrics[edit]

This album shows the band straying further away from their roots as a crossover thrash band and beginning to solidify themselves more and more as a thrash metal band. At this point, it could be argued that the band had moved from "Crossover Thrash" to "Thrash Metal". The song arrangements are more complex, as are the lyrics. This was also the first Suicidal Tendencies album to display heavy funk influences, which can be attributed to the input of new bassist Robert Trujillo.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Singles off this album included "You Can't Bring Me Down", "Send Me Your Money", "Alone" & "Lovely". The video for "You Can't Bring Me Down" received lots of MTV airplay, and was largely responsible for the success of this album. It was certified gold a few years later. It was also nominated for the "Best Metal Performance" Grammy Award in 1991, losing to "Stone Cold Crazy" by Metallica, whom Trujilo would join in 2003. Loudwire ranked Lights...Camera...Revolution! at number seven on their top ten list of "Thrash Albums NOT Released by the Big 4".[3]

The main riff from "Send Me Your Money" is the same as in "You'll Be Sorry" (part 2 of "Suicide's an Alternative" from Suicidal's eponymous album.)

Album cover[edit]

The album cover was taken at the Vista Theatre located at 4473 Sunset Drive in East Hollywood.[4][5] It shows Mike Clark, R.J. Herrera and Robert Trujillo standing on top of the theater behind the "Vista" sign, while Rocky George and Mike Muir appear on the top right window of the building.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Can't Bring Me Down" Mike Muir, Rocky George 5:50
2. "Lost Again" Muir, George 5:16
3. "Alone" Muir, Mike Clark 4:24
4. "Lovely" Muir, Clark, Robert Trujillo 3:45
5. "Give It Revolution" Muir, Clark, R. J. Herrera 4:22
6. "Get Whacked" Muir, Clark 4:23
7. "Send Me Your Money" Muir 3:24
8. "Emotion No. 13" Muir, George 3:43
9. "Disco's Out, Murder's In" Muir, Clark, Herrera 3:07
10. "Go'n Breakdown" Muir, Clark 4:39

Credits[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The song "Disco's Out, Murder's In" is a reference to La Mirada Punks, a brutal hardcore punk gang from Southern California who is also influenced by the band

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
The Billboard 200 101

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.punknews.org/review/6511/suicidal-tendencies-lightscamerarevolution
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Lights...Camera...Revolution! - Suicidal Tendencies". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ "Top 10 Thrash Albums NOT Released by the Big 4". Loudwire.com. October 8, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Lights...Camera...Revolution!". Rock & Roll Roadmaps. Archived from the original on March 3, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "ST no cinema". stillcyco.wordpress.com. October 5, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2014.