Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
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The guy above is wrong
Joanna R. Nicol | Houston | 08/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Suicide Kings did in fact release something other than this record. The Suicide Kings hailed from Long Beach ,CA between 1984 to 1990 and put out 2 EPs and 1 full length LP in addition to this posthumous collection. The 1st "S/T" EP came out in 1985 on Adult Negro Records and the 2nd release was the "Fist Fight/Bad Boy" single also on Adult Negro Records in 1988. They did and album called "High And Mighty" that was recorded in 1990 and released in 1991 on a Yugoslavian label called Listen Loudest. It was rereleased on CD in 1996 on Sonic Records. The "High And Mighty" album was recorded and then the band broke up right after it was completed. Scott Drake and Jeff Fieldhouse then started up the Humpers which found much bigger success but never compared musically to the Suicide Kings. The "High And Mighty" album is easily one of the best and most underrated albums to ever come out of the 80's. The Suicide Kings sounded a lot like the Joneses (also from Orange County) and in fact Scott Drake's (the guitar player in the Suicide Kings) older brother was Jeff Drake (singer/guitarist in the Joneses). "Teenage Disaster" is a great record containg the "Enligtened Self-Interest" 4 song EP that was supposed to be released by Adult Negro Records in 1988 but never was, 4 demo songs (originally made to get a record deal), and last a bootleg quality live recording from 1986. "Teenage Disaster" perfectly fills in the gaps for this underappreciated band, so get this and also try and find the CD version of "High And Mighty" which collects the other 2 previous releases. Also the Joneses "Criminal History" CD is a compilation of all their 5 releases and is a really great album up maybe even better than the Suicide kings. Along with the Hangmen, the Joneses (which came out in the early 80's), and the Suicide Kings (mid 80's), are the only bands out of the 80's that keep the Johnny Thunders/Heartbreakers sound and spirit alive on the West Coast.
So Toolbag Extrordinaire above... there are other people in the world that do in fact know the real story and that truly care about this band.