In 1994 I had been working as hi-fi sales person in a popular shop in Novosibirsk. And one of my assosiates brought me Art Of Rebellion CD. I specially enjoyed cool band logo, but haven't listen to that CD, don't know why. A while later I have found AOR CD in a nearby music shop and I couldn't pass it by and of course I've bought it. I caught a great exciting feeling and been listening to it for a month or so. For that moment I was into brit-pop, post-punk, post-rock things et caetera, and Suicidal were like the doctor recipee, you know.
So, generally, two years ago I've found a CD in a shop on my local neighborhood in a "Rock" section. I asked an assistant what is up to, he said Suicidal is "Something alternative". Last year I've met a couple of Gemans here in Petersburg (we are in touch till now). One of them was skater, he's got a fliphat with "Suicidal Tendencies" on it. I found them on the internet, and still I'm into them.
My aquitance ofthe band began when I saw Institutionalized video clip, I enjoyed it very mucho. Then I listened to first "self-titled" album, then '99. Then in a couple of years I was into a whole Suicidal music.
Four years ago I read an article about 'Clash of the Titans' 1991 tour, where the name of the band was on the bill along with Slayer and Megadeth. I wanted to listen to it then. The first Suicidal albums I found were "Freedumb" and "Join the army". I like them both madly, and still I'm following the creativity of this truly unique band.
Circa 5 or 6 ago, close friend of my dad, an old judge of heavy music, gave me a sample disc with a lot of bands on it. For that moment I was into old-school punk such as Sex Pistols, Ramones, Toy Dolls and hardcore alternative bands like System Of A Down and Exploited. So, I've started to study the new groups on that disc (there were 1-2 albums of each one), listened 20 or so and I was about to go to hang out, but at the same moment I was suddenly attracted by a band named SUICIDAL TENDENCIES with their "Suicidal For Life". The first song was "No Bullshit". With each second right from the start of this song I have been fucked up and decided to dig a bit deeper. As far as I was listening to ST as more I was liking and ecxiting. with amused smile on my face. A few days later I met that dad's homie, who discover ST for me. "Now give me some more SUICIDAL" - that was the first I asked. He was like "I don't like them much, sorry man". And this is it, I was living far from capital, so at my place there was no ST in music shops, those assistants didn't even knew about them. I've listened "For Life" for about four month at a run, showing it to all of my friends, but you know, I have been fucking tired of it. But soon I was playing Tony Hawk's Skater Pro and figured out that fucking brilliant song soon I knew that it was Suicidal Tendencies "Institutionalized" cover played by Senses Fail. I remembered my first impressions 'bout ST and decided to find them out. So, I found them then.
Four years ago, I saw Beavis and Butthead series (seemed it was first season), properly there I found out Suicidal Tendencies first time. I saw Mike's cyco slamming and music was driving me a lot, but I did't knew what the band it was. Once I come to my sister, she live in Moscow. I hang out at music shops, looking for a music, took Dog Eat Dog CD and the shopman recommended me to take ST too. So, that was my aquitance.
In 1997 my uncle gave me For Life cassette. I can't resist, so I'm into it from I was 13. Then I've got three Suicidal Tendencies import CDs: Suicidal For Life, Free Your Soul and Still Cyco After All. It all was sinking me like billy-oh! The most I like that each album is different from each other. They are permanently in my car with me, and so to speak, I listen to it with pride! Now I'm thinking to make ST tattoo either.
Danil from Kirpitchi band gave a compilation CD with a bunch of cool music to my brother. Institutionalized. music clip was among others. A couple of years later I come at Suicidal show and I was shocked and got totally crazy.