Sun Sets on Ra
2009-12-15 by pizzamachine | 43 Comments
On December 9, Sahaj Ticotin (lead singer of Ra) revealed the future of Ra and his solo work.

Ra are struggling to generate income, and as a result, Sahaj is winding down activity with Ra. The only future plans for Ra is their ambitious goal to tour internationally in German, European, and hopefully, Japanese crowds.

Ticotin's solo album is expected to be released in spring or early summer.

Full interview: http://www.breakdownroom.net/ra-1209.html
Tagged: Ra

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pizzamachine
December 15th 2009
12571 Comments


Well this sucks, but I'm not surprised. Record companies have failed Ra for the last time.

Phantom
December 15th 2009
8930 Comments


who was that guy who always used to go on about Ra

pizzamachine
December 15th 2009
12571 Comments


kintups. That was my past account haha!

Phantom
December 15th 2009
8930 Comments


oh yeah that's the one

NOTINTHEFACE
December 15th 2009
1653 Comments


This guy Sahaj sounds like a major egotistical douche...

joshuatree
Emeritus
December 15th 2009
3742 Comments


definitely thought this was about sun ra

pizzamachine
December 15th 2009
12571 Comments


"This guy Sahaj sounds like a major egotistical douche..."

He's actually the complete opposite, he's just super excited for his solo album (which he's working like mad on).

Inveigh
December 15th 2009
25025 Comments


^are you guys dating

pizzamachine
December 15th 2009
12571 Comments


No, I just know him. If I was a girl I might though hehheh. Seriously though, anyone sorry to hear that Ra is slowly fading?

Inveigh
December 15th 2009
25025 Comments


To be honest, I completely forgot Ra even existed up until I read this. A couple of my friends used to like them back in the day though.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
December 15th 2009
8010 Comments


I like how he takes a swipe at 10 Years when they are better than Ra

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poweroftheweez
December 15th 2009
1290 Comments


i only liked one song by them. so yeah.

Jimmy
December 15th 2009
717 Comments


good article title, made me laugh

kitsch
December 15th 2009
5107 Comments


i thought this was about sun ra.

who cares about numetal fuck

PanasonicYouth
December 15th 2009
7411 Comments


lmao no one cares

pizzamachine
December 15th 2009
12571 Comments


I'd hate to go to a funeral with you guys:

"I thought this funeral was for someone else - I forgot this guy existed. Ah well, he sounds like a major egotistical douche, and his brother is better than him anyway. He only did one good thing in his life."



Apollo
December 15th 2009
10336 Comments


good riddance

Homewrecker
December 15th 2009
231 Comments


What, do you expect us to fellate these guys just cause they're over, even though they were pretty much terrible?

pizzamachine
December 15th 2009
12571 Comments


If someone you knew died would you not show respect in his passing even if you hated him?

fromtheinside
December 15th 2009
18717 Comments


this is the band with that one song right?

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pizzamachine
December 15th 2009
12571 Comments


Yeah.

PanasonicYouth
December 15th 2009
7411 Comments


If someone you knew died would you not show respect in his passing even if you hated him?


mmmmmmmmmmmmmm nope

that's completely different. no one's dying. a shit band is just... not playing anymore.

bloc
December 15th 2009
34919 Comments


KINTUPS

pizzamachine
December 15th 2009
12571 Comments


@ PanasonicYouth: "mmmmmmmmmmmm nope" God help us.
@ bloc: 'sup BLOC!

Xenophanes
Emeritus
December 15th 2009
10611 Comments


Guy has a great voice, always been lukewarm about this band though

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Klekticist
December 15th 2009
1259 Comments


kinda sad, but w.e

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HipsterHolocaust
December 15th 2009
774 Comments


this is the band with that one song right?

Yup, that was them...

random
December 15th 2009
2267 Comments


I like this band, please don't disband.

ZeroTolerance
December 15th 2009
435 Comments


RAAAAAAAA *screeches* *runs away*

CushMG15
December 15th 2009
1802 Comments


Band had some good songs on From One, but everything else was pretty awful.

Bullitt
December 16th 2009
1666 Comments


From One is an old favorite of mine. I think radio bands could take note from RA's earlier work. This is pretty sad.

Bullitt
December 16th 2009
1666 Comments


"I like how he takes a swipe at 10 Years when they are better than Ra"


Gotta disagree with that, From One annihilates anything I have heard from 10 years.

Consigliere
December 16th 2009
231 Comments


I hear the food's real good in Uranus.

Captain North
December 16th 2009
6789 Comments


It's his own fault for fucking up with the money on Duality.

CushMG15
December 16th 2009
1802 Comments


^^^
Good point. Know the terms of your contract.

pizzamachine
December 17th 2009
12571 Comments


Bah, record companies have screwed him over countless times. Ex. Cement Shoes Records released Ra's live album and then dumped them. Shoes even lost Ra's live DVD that Ra created by hand.

CushMG15
December 17th 2009
1802 Comments


That doesn't change the fact that he didn't know where the money was going for Duality and how to manage it. Either way, it was promoted just fine around where I live, and it doesn't change the fact that the album just wasn't very good.

Bullitt
December 17th 2009
1666 Comments


He is a musician, not an accountant. Do you think Nickelbacks label makes Chad Kroeger manage the money? Ra just wasn't marketable enough for the label to give full support, and they didn't give enough of a shit to make sure Ra was on the right path. End of story. And From One was a really good album and would have been a step up for radio rock had it gotten the support it deserved.

CushMG15
December 17th 2009
1802 Comments


I'm not talking about From One, I'm talking about Duality. From One is a solid album. And yeah, he's not an accountant...it doesn't mean that he shouldn't know what is happening with the money that his band is given/earns. Ra doesn't need an accountant because they clearly don't make enough money to warrant one. Nickelback is a different story.

Bullitt
December 18th 2009
1666 Comments


All I'm saying is that I'm sure if the record company wanted to support Ra they wouldn't have let that happen. Labels are greedy and aren't going to give an artist the chance to waste their money.

CushMG15
December 18th 2009
1802 Comments


Yes, labels are greedy and everyone knows it. That includes sahaj. I just don't think you can pin the fact that he didn't use the money wisely on the label. And i also don't think you can pin poor sales on poor promotion. Like I said before, I heard Fallen Angels plenty of times on the radio...and I don't listen to radio. The album was promoted fine around where I live. It just wasn't very good (IMO).

HipsterHolocaust
December 19th 2009
774 Comments


Lol.

tiesthatbind
February 5th 2010
7375 Comments


Ah, come on, why did I have to read this right after I started listening to them?



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