Time to Suck

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Time to Suck
Time to Suck.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedEMI Studios, Johannesburg
GenreProgressive rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock, heavy metal
41:44 (2001 reissue)
ProducerClive Calder, Julian Laxton

Time to Suck is the first and only album by the South African hard rock band Suck. Released in 1970, it was recorded at the EMI Studios in Johannesburg in six hours.[1]

Other than the song "The Whip", a Suck original, all songs are covers of bands like King Crimson and Deep Purple.

An outtake from the session, a cover of "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath, was released on the compilation Rock Today with the Big Heavies! in 1972, alongside "Aimless Lady", "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "The Whip".[2]

Track list[edit]

No.TitleOriginal artistLength
1."Aimless Lady"Grand Funk Railroad3:18
2."21st Century Schizoid Man"King Crimson4:51
3."Season of the Witch"Donovan9:56
4."Sin's a Good Man's Brother"Grand Funk Railroad3:41
5."I'll Be Creeping"Free3:23
6."The Whip"Suck2:54
7."Into the Fire"Deep Purple3:21
9."War Pigs" (Bonus track on 2001 CD reissue)Black Sabbath7:18

"Aimless Lady" was released as a single in 1971, with "The Whip" on the B side. On the vinyl editions of Time to Suck, "Sin's a Good Man's Brother" begins side B.


The album was initially only released in South Africa and France. The French edition's cover had the colours inverted. The first official CD release came in 2001 on Fresh Music with the bonus track "War Pigs". In 2002, a label called Progressive Line purportedly operating out of Australia released its own CD version of Time to Suck. German label Shadoks reissued it in 2009 on CD and vinyl, the first vinyl issue of the album since 1970. The vinyl editions came with a 33 1/3 rpm 7" containing the track "War Pigs".


  • Andrew Ionnides – vocals, flute
  • Stephen Gilroy – guitar
  • Louis Forer – bass
  • Saverio Grande – drums


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