Suicidal Tendencies
were originally an American hardcore punk band that later crossed over into thrash metal and even combining both genres. The band were founded in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by Mike Muir, its leader and only permanent member. The group have been credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash". Suicidal Tendencies rose to fame with their 1983 self-titled debut album, which spawned the single "Institutionalized". That single was one of the first crossover thrash videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV in America. Since then the band have continued making albums, recently in 2013 releasing the album called 13.

Links To Peel

Peel seems to have heard the group from the Repo Man movie (a film which Peel named in 1986 and 1987 as one of the greatest movies ever), where the band's Institutionalized track was used in the film. Some of the tracks from Suicidal Tendencies' debut album were played on Peel's shows and JP even claimed that Institutionalized was one of the best ever tracks he had heard. Later albums of Suicidal Tendencies weren't played on his show, as their music started to crossover into thrash metal, which he wasn't majority keen on.

Other Shows Played 

Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized" Frontier Records

Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized" Frontier Records

'Institutionalized', a track which Peel claimed in the mid-80's as one of the best tracks he's ever heard

(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive. Please add further information if known.)
  • 08 July 1985: Institutionalized (album - Suicidal Tendencies) Frontier FLP 1011
  • 17 July 1985: Institutionalized (v/a LP - Rep Man (Music From The Original Picture Soundtrack)) MCA
  • 30 July 1985: Memories Of Tomorrow (LP – Suicidal Tendencies) Frontier
  • 14 August 1985: Possessed (LP - Suicidal Tendencies) () Frontier
  • 04 September 1985: Won't Fall In Love Today (LP - Suicidal Tendencies) Frontier
  • 07 October 1986: Institutionalized (v/a LP - Repo Man (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) San Andreas
  • 01 November 1986 (BFBS) (Peel 044 (BFBS)): 'Institutionalized (Soundtrack LP-Repo Man)' (MCA) (JP: 'Seriously one of the best records ever, I think, that.')    
  • 03 June 1994: Institutionalized (Various Artists CD - Repo Man [Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ) MCA

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