Suicidal Tendencies
Lights...Camera...Revolution


4.0
excellent

Review

by Ali USER (3 Reviews)
January 2nd, 2009 | 45 replies | 11,742 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Another gem that any fan of the band, or even Thrash in general, shouldn't be without.

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Lights...Camera…Revolution! was the fourth album released by Crossover/Thrash band Suicidal Tendencies and shows the band departing from their hardcore punk roots and also shows them further straying away from the “skatepunk” sound in which they helped pioneer in the early 80’s. With their past releases, they had proven themselves to be vital force in the hardcore/crossover scene, but in the early 90’s with the release of L…C…R, they had yet again released another gem, but this time making their transition from crossover to pure thrash complete.

The music displayed on this album shows the band at their most focused point, showcasing their passion and motivation, the type of sound not heard since their debut in the mid-80’s. The album opens up dramatically, with the song “You Cant Bring Me Down”, which begins with a mesmeric solo and continues straight into a soothing acoustic part, a move made famous by Thrash legends Metallica. Then the tempo is sped up with the main riff, which is executed perfectly, along with the ranting of vocalist Mike Muir. The song is one of the highlights of the album and is one of many examples which had presented ST as a commanding force within the genre.

Each song contains a memorable riff, which all begin with an equally memorable intro, from the epic opening of “You Cant Bring Me Down” and “Alone” to the comical “Lovely” and “Get Whacked.” The riffs are catchy and perfectly executed, with each of them being easily distinguished from every song on the album. The album houses impressive offerings such as the before mentioned “Get Whacked” which clearly expresses its Motorhead influences and furthermore establishes the fun-nature of the band.

With the album demonstrating complex song and lyric arrangements, it also demonstrates the whole dark and balls-out fury of the album. With songs like “Send Me Money,” they directly attack television evangelists with savage honesty and the band continues to show their dark humour in “Disco’s In, Murder’s Out.” Mike Muir provides vocals that range from the amusing ranting on “You Cant Bring Me Down” which fits with his usual outspoken views attacking the music industry, to the equally amusing half rap, half singing in “Alone.” L…C…R was also their first album to include a heavy funk influence, mainly due to the inclusion of new bassist at the time, Robert Trujillo.

L…C…R was the album remembered by its fans due to it featuring the classic ST line-up, which was by far, the most technically strongest line-up the band has had to date. This album was also one of the triumphant albums to come out of the 90’s and remains to be a personal favourite from that time. With its complex song arrangements, crushing riffs, splendid vocals with their famous outspoken lyrics, this was an album that had brought in even more fans to the bands already incredibly devoted fan base. A definite album, that won’t go amiss in your collection.


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Buccaneer
January 2nd 2009



692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Any criticisms appreciated.
Also, please check out my first review, as that went missed.

Kinda surprised that this wasnt reviewed already

Wizard
January 2nd 2009



19333 Comments


I still think How Will I Laugh Tomorrow If I Can't Even Smile Today? is their best effort but I need to give this one a few more listens. I actually found this 4 of their other albums being sold for 20$. Got a good steal.

Well written review.




Digging: YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend

Phantom
January 2nd 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good review. Yay for Rob Trujillo

Wizard
January 2nd 2009



19333 Comments


Booooooooo for Rob Trujillo.

Phantom
January 2nd 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Baaaaaaaaaaaa

Wizard
January 2nd 2009



19333 Comments


St. Anger anyone? That's a career ender!!!!

SlaveLabor
January 2nd 2009



453 Comments


St Anger rules its brutal and true

Phantom
January 2nd 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Bob Rock wrote and recorded the bass for St. Anger...This Message Edited On 01.02.09

BallsToTheWall
January 2nd 2009



44164 Comments


I hope you are not a Buccaneers fan, Buccaneer. Good band/review.

Wizard
January 2nd 2009



19333 Comments


I've been told than! I didn't know that hahaha. Bob Rock should be shot then.

gaslightanthem
January 2nd 2009



5209 Comments


rob trujillo didn't have anything to do with st. anger ...it was bob rock that played bass

gaslightanthem
January 2nd 2009



5209 Comments


well that's the last time i go to the toilet half way through writing a comment

Phantom
January 2nd 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

[quote=gaslightanthem]well that's the last time i go to the toilet half way through writing a comment[/quote]
;)

Wizard
January 2nd 2009



19333 Comments


PhantomLimb + 1
the_wizard -1

gaslightanthem
January 2nd 2009



5209 Comments


aww come on i got beat bad!

Wizard
January 2nd 2009



19333 Comments


gaslightanthem = + (-) 1

Phantom
January 2nd 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Don't go dumping on Trujillo for St.Anger. He was brought in after the album was recorded. Blame Bob Rock for ALL of it.This Message Edited On 01.02.09This Message Edited On 01.02.09

Wizard
January 2nd 2009



19333 Comments


I was only blaming Trujillo for his bass work but now I see otherwise. I don't think his work with Ozzy or ST was anything special though.

Phantom
January 2nd 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

He's not groundbreaking, but can come up some interesting stuff occassionally.

SlaveLabor
January 2nd 2009



453 Comments


i hate how he does the weird crab walking thing on stage and how he always spins around..cliff ftwThis Message Edited On 01.02.09



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