Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Suicidal Tendencies: Lights Camera Revolution

Over the course of this year long project, I will feature many of my personal musical heroes several times.

I will also spotlight some bands that I am not a true fan of, such as Suicidal Tendencies, but there will always be a solid reason for any band or album to find its way onto this list. Lights…Camera…Revolution! (1990) makes the list because it contains Send Me Your Money and You Can’t Bring Me Down, the first two songs I really paid attention to by Suicidal.

Send Me Your Money had singer Mike Muir portraying a sort of metal evangelist, and had some flashy bass playing by Robert Trujillo (long before he joined Metallica).

You Can’t Bring Me Down starts out the album fading in with an incendiary guitar solo from Rocky George and has one of the best thrash riffs Suicidal ever wrote. Lights…Camera…Revolution! has other good tracks (Lovely, Alone, Get Whacked, Lost Again), and I really enjoy other songs from throughout Suicidal’s career…Institutionalized comes immediately to mind, but those first two that grabbed me remain the ones that grab me now.

Some of their hardcore fans may dispute me choosing this particular album, but they can make their own list.

I stand by Lights…Camera…Revolution!

When I’m in a Suicidal Tendencies mood, this is the one I play.

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