I first heard Suicidal Tendencies in my favorite movie as an angry teen: “Repo Man,” which was a huge influence on “Adventures of Power” in its off-kilter humor. I thought they were punk, and Southern California seemed like a strange distant dystopia, with Suicidal as the kings of dysfunction. Then as they developed (and I developed), I noticed that they were more than punk, they were also becoming metal, and they were also more than metal and punk, they were metal and punk with heart.
“How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Cry Today” was my go-to album for about a year, and “Feel Like Shit… Deja Vu” cemented my love for them. It is thrash with soul. Their mad bassist Ra Diaz will be joining us for an Air Drum Movie Night on January the 5th, benefitting Musicares!