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MUSIC MONDAY - BEN WEINMAN

“As a long time Suicidal Tendencies fanatic, playing with these guys has been unreal. When Mike asked me to create a new rendition of the song "Happy Never After" from the SxTx album "World Gone Mad", it was a challenge considering I'm such a fan of the original sound. I knew the expectations were that I had to take it somewhere completely new so I just threw it all to the wall. Hope you enjoy." - Ben Weinman

Here's a short video teaser of Ben's InstruMental guitar version of the Suicidal Tendencies song "Happy Never After" off "World Gone Mad".

The drawings were done by Villy from Argentina who was the ST artist of the month in May for her art version of "War Inside My Head" (video is posted).

The vocals were removed and then Ben added some craziness to take the song on a new journey, one that might cause you to speed if you're driving your car, with a video game track on steroids kind of sonic attack.

The full track will be featured along with other instrumental lead guitar and lead bass tracks as well as some new versions of some ST songs performed by "22Below"(Monopoly on Sorrow) and Nisha STar (Alone).

Look for this vinyl compilation to be out in November on Suicidal Records.

Thanx for the support. STay STrong, STay Cyco!

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MUSIC MONDAY - RA DIAZ

Here's a sample of the Solo Lead Bass version of "Gonna Be All Bass" by Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz. This is the song "Gonna be All Right" off STill Cyco Punk by Suicidal Tendencies, with the vocals removed and Ra taking over and adding a Lead Bass. This 1 minute sample should be lesson one for any one that wants to play bass. Switching from fingering, to slapping to tapping, to harmonies, it's a mini sample of what the bass is. 

The full version will be out on the upcoming compilation on Suicidal Records  and will include other bass player's doing taking over on lead bass for more instruMentals, as well as some instruMental guitar tracks. You can also see videos for a couple new takes on ST songs, "Alone" by Nisha STar and "Monopoly on Sorrow" by 22BELLOW. More samples and videos coming soon. 

Video: Ra Diaz

Artist: Ra Diaz

Song: Gonna Be All Bass

Release date: Fall 2020

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MUSIC MONDAY - DEAN PLEASANTS

It's Music Monday again and today we're featuring our own Dean Pleasants.

This is the video teaser to Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves guitarist Dean Pleasants' firST video and release from his upcoming solo inSTrumental album.

The music to "This World" was originally released on the SxTx album, "13". Here the vocals are "removed" and Dean let's the guitars do the talking.

Dean was the original guitarist in Infectious Grooves and then joined Suicidal Tendencies in 1997 when they got back together after a short hiatus. Dean's also played guitar on numerous gold and platinum albums as well as lots of other STudio session work.

Now Dean's doing his own thing and hope you will enjoy his "Journey to the Sun".

Dean will also be featured on the upcoming compilation that will feature a number of SxTx tracks done as inSTrumentals and ‪2 new covers of ST‬ songs...

Nisha STar with her version of "Alone": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xugnE5jVEwY‬ and 22BELOW with their version of "Monopoly on Sorrow": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BOUYzwDm_w‬

Look for the full video release soon and more details on Dean and other projects coming up!

Be safe, STay STrong! STay Cyco!

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MUSIC MONDAY - 22BELOW

It's Time for the second edition of "Music Monday"!

LaST week we debuted South Asian/ AuSTrailan singer "Nisha STar" with her firST video release for her cover of "Alone".

This week we are featuring 22below from Holland. 22BELOW features a female singer, Madelief Licht and also features Guitars - Barteld Jansen / Drums - Jan Pohl / Bass - Paul van der Maat.

"Monopoly on Sorrow" was originally recorded by Suicidal Tendencies and appeared on "The Art Of Rebellion" album released in 1992.

When ST released this song( and album) it was considered "quite a different sound" (which basically every ST album released at the time was, so really any surprise?). It's another long STory (aren't they all), but Mike Muir ended up playing the electric acoustic guitar on the Suicidal version.

Music is an amazing thing. There are so many ways to interpret, hear, analyze, approach, take apart and reconstruct it in completely different renditions. The attack and approach can come from totally different perspectives and sounds, but ultimately it's the lyrics that speak to you or they don't.

"Influence" is a word used all the time. But the definition can be completely different. Example, someone can be influenced and try to be "just like" what influenced them. Or, they can use that influence to "inspire" them to do it a different way, to take that experience and mix it with their other experiences and create something new in that spirit.

We hope you listen to this version of "Monopoly on Sorrow" by 22BELOW. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/-BOUYzwDm_w

22BELOW'S interpretation brings a new take to the song with a more dark, haunting sound to accompanying the lyrics with vocals by Madelief Licht.

22BELOW are a band from Holland. The bassist is long time friend and Cyco, "Pauly" who when not playing bass has help with many projects with ST including design and work on the bands webstore, etc.

22BELOW's first tour was also with ST, opening up the bands French Tour. Since then they've been busy in the studio recording a huge catalog of songs and recording videos getting ready to release their debut album.... new covid hit.

This version will also appear on an upcoming limited edition vinyl compilation which will feature a number of ST songs re imagined as instrumentals, with Dean Pleasants, Ben Weinman, Tim Stewart and Ricky Tillo doing guitar versions.

In addition, there will be bass solo versions with Ra Diaz, Bubby Lewis, Josh Paul, and Saya Gray. Also appearing on the compilation is Nisha STar with her debut video release for her version of the ST song "Alone" which is posted on the Suicidal's You Tube page. Link: https://youtu.be/xugnE5jVEwY

STay tune for more info on this project, but in the meantime, enjoy the debut video by 22BELOW. Also please subscribe to the ST channel for more upcoming ST projects, etc!

22BELOW'S interpretation brings a new take to the song with a more dark, haunting sound to accompanying the lyrics with vocals by Madelief Licht.

Recorded & mixed by Paul van der Maat, Jan Pohl & 22BELOW. Music and lyrics written by Mike Muir. Mastered by Renzo van Riemsdijk. Video made by 22BELOW.

General information: https://www.22belowofficial.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/22belowofficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/22belowofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/22belowofficial

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