Tuesday, October 28, 2008
25 years "Suicide Commando"
From early (No)Wave to Dark/Gothic Underground, from EBM via Techno to Electroclash - and back again!
In 1981, the german band NO MORE landet an underground hit with SUICIDE COMMANDO, which in the following years spread internationally like a virus regardless of genre and scene.
Whether in the New Yorker Limelight or in an indie disco in the Ruhrgebiet, at the Love Parade in Berlin or the Parisian in-shop Colette, whether in a techno club in Tokyo or at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona:
SUICIDE COMMANDO was played everywhere and reached a status that made the title interesting for prominent remixers.
Not in the least thanks to the interpretation by DJ Hell or Echopark (Torsten Stenzel, Moguai), SUICIDE COMMANDO is as topical today as it was 25 years ago.
"A song that refuses to die. A couple of years after these Germans recorded this it spread like a virus to become a cult classic. The virus is still spreading to this day."
Optimo, UK (www.optimo.co.uk)
Here are the earliest and only recording I have..
Suicide Commando brings back such sweet dark decadent memories... Ahhh NYC in the 80's!!!
No More - Suicide Commando 12" 1984 - Germany
No More - Laughter In The Wings Lp - 1984 - Germany
Get them here:
Here is the DJ Hell Version of the classic Suicide Commando..
DJ Hell - Suicide Commando
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