The year of 1981 was one of the best years ever in music. With the punk scence causing havoc and the new wave of British metal gaining a mainstream audience. Amidst the new ” speed” sound another interesting CROSSOVER band emerged. Suicidal Tendencies . While their early material, including their first album, is considered hardcore punk, the band is well known for combining elements of heavy metal with thrash, funk, punk rock and alternative rock. Yearning, painfull angst filled angry lyrics. Critics have also described Suicidal Tendencies as “the godfathers” of the genre crossover thrash
On a personal note I’ve never seen such a complex combination of Punk, Thrash, meets Skate, surf, barrio gang white boy politics. They’re concerts drew some of the most hodge podge music fans from a variety of backgrounds…all about the love of music. From Arena rockers, punk rockers, skaters, biker gangs, barrio street gangsters, crips, hot Latina girls and even good old country boys..everytime I’m at Wal mart at 1 am Im reminded of that show.