Still Cyco After All These Years

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Still Cyco After All These Years
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Studio album by Suicidal Tendencies
Released June 15, 1993
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre Crossover thrash, hardcore punk, skate punk
Length 37:42
Label Epic
Producer Mark Dodson, Mike Muir
Suicidal Tendencies chronology
The Art of Rebellion
(1992)
Still Cyco After All These Years
(1993)
Suicidal for Life
(1994)

Still Cyco After All These Years is the seventh album by American crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, released in 1993. The album is composed of re-recordings of all 12 songs from the band's 1983 debut album, Suicidal Tendencies, re-recordings of "War Inside My Head" and "A Little Each Day" from the band's second album, Join the Army, and "Don't Give Me Your Nothin'" which was previously released as a b-side to "Send Me Your Money". Despite containing re-recordings of previously released material, Still Cyco After All These Years has been classified as a studio album rather than a compilation.

Album information[edit]

The album was recorded in 1989–1990 during the Lights...Camera...Revolution! sessions. It contained the songs from Suicidal Tendencies' 1983 self-titled debut album. Mike Muir was upset with Frontier Records, the independent label that released Suicidal Tendencies' debut album, over various royalty and publishing issues.[1] Since Muir did not have the rights to reissue the debut, he instead re-recorded the songs for release through Epic Records.

The album's cover mimicked the original's, with the exception of Muir being the only band member to be hanging upside-down by his feet (possibly a reference to the fact that he was the only original band-member featured on the record).[citation needed]

With the exception of Muir, the lineup that recorded Still Cyco is completely different from the lineup that recorded the original album, therefore making for an obvious difference in sound than the original. The band members on Still Cyco were generally considered more technically proficient than the original band, making for a tighter sound overall. Muir's voice has also changed, as he at this point has a more pure style of singing as opposed to the screaming/ranting style of the original album. Many fans liked this version of the album but thought it was less "genuine", as many of the songs on the album relied on youthful angst better exemplified by the younger band that Suicidal was in 1983 as opposed to 1993.

Singles for Still Cyco After All These Years were released for "Institutionalized" and "I Saw Your Mommy". Music videos were made for "Institutionalized" and "War Inside My Head" (previously available on the 1990 VHS Lights...Camera...Suicidal).

In 2008, the album was demoted to a budget release.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Mike Muir unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Suicide's an Alternative / You'll Be Sorry"     2:26
2. "Two-Sided Politics"   Muir, Louiche Mayorga 1:03
3. "Subliminal"     2:48
4. "I Shot the Devil"     1:50
5. "Won't Fall in Love Today"     0:51
6. "Institutionalized"   Muir, Mayorga 3:30
7. "War Inside My Head"   Muir, Mayorga 3:29
8. "Don't Give Me Your Nothin'"   Suicidal Tendencies 4:04
9. "Memories of Tomorrow"     0:55
10. "Possessed"     2:02
11. "I Saw Your Mommy"     4:51
12. "Fascist Pig"     1:13
13. "A Little Each Day"     3:52
14. "I Want More"   Muir, Mayorga 2:09
15. "Suicidal Failure"     2:40

Song origins[edit]

  • Original versions of tracks 1 – 6, 9 – 12, and 14 – 15 were on the album, Suicidal Tendencies (1983)
  • Original versions of tracks 7 and 13 were on the album, Join the Army (1987)
  • Track 8 was previously released as a B-side to the single "Send Me Your Money" from Lights...Camera...Revolution! (1990).

Credits[edit]

[*]Herrera had left the band by the time the album was released, but was present for its recording.

  • Recorded at Rumbo Studios, vocals recorded at Titan Studio
  • Produced by Mark Dodson and Mike Muir
  • Engineered by Mike Dodson
  • Mixed at A & M Studios

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Play It Again, Suicidal". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 

External links[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 117