Saturday, October 18, 2008
Suicide - Ghost Rider
Sidenote (and by sidenote I mean headnote): If you're reading and at least a few people are judging by the downloads, please feel free to leave me a comment, otherwise I feel alone like I'm in a darkened house and there's not even the company of a supernatural Serial Killer to keep me company.
This is a song from a band called Suicide. I've only recently delved into them and a lot of no wave stuff. I was initially surprised at how much I liked it. No wave is almost a side reaction to the punk scene of the time or at least that's what I've been able to understand it as. Not against punk but more of another direction. Listening to Suicide I get a feeling that whether or not alot of current bands no it or not Suicide is their spiritual ancestor.
The droning, humming, and buzzing that Suicide sends through their instruments is something that I think I can say I hear in bands like Animal Collective or TV on the Radio. Suicide put out 2 albums and both are really rad. Underneath it all I can also here a slight nod to garage rock too, or maybe its just some of the sludge, but I can't help but think that Suicide and the Sonics have a lot in common.