The Suicide Commandos
Move ahead 37 years and the band has delivered a new album entitled Time Bomb. (Release date: May 5th, 2017) Time Bomb has many of the hallmarks of the band's original oeuvre, their fast, punky, brainy, fun and often funny rock n' roll sound - The Ramones meet Eddie Cochran meets ZZ Top - but adds a catchy, pop-ish slant and a modern production flare that brings a freshness to the entire proceedings. The first vinyl pressing will be a limited, numbered edition of 1,000 copies. Pre-orders for Vinyl and custom burned CDs are being taken now - see below.
Time Bomb was produced by the Commandos, primarily recorded in their hometown at Master Mix Studios by Kevin Bowe (Jonny Lang, Paul Westerberg, Dan Wilson) and mixed by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let's Active, The dBs) at Fidelitorium Recordings in North Carolina. Though there had been reunion shows over the years, the band hadn't felt compelled to record again.Why Now? you may ask. Guitarist Chris Osgood tells us, "After Tommy Erdelyi died, Steve pointed out that The Ramones were all gone and we were all still here, and that we should make a record." The group's New York City-based bass player, Steve Almaas, adds "The time was right. I had a couple of songs I thought would sound good with Chris and Dave. Once they started coming up with material, it inspired me to write a few more. Also, in this modern age, it's much easier to work long distance. That really helped make this possible."
The Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert
released: 1979 (first LP released by Twin/Tone)
Twin/Tone Records - TTR 7906
(live - vinyl - limited 1,000 pressing))
Time Bomb (click to pre-order)
release: May 5, 2017
Twin/Tone Records - TTR 89403
(vinyl - limited 1,000 pressing plus digital downloads and streaming)
The Suicide Commandos official site