Suicidal Tendencies were formed in Venice, California in 1981 as a punk/hardcore band, and virtually came to define the phrase “skate-punk.”
Vocalist/bandleader Mike Muir earned a reputation for addressing various political and personal topics with focused rage and thoughtfulness, and also for his keen sense of humour, which helped set the band apart from its competition.
During the 1980s the group was frequently banned in the Los Angeles area, as their gigs often turned into out-of-control melees.
Over the years, the band mixed speed metal, more relaxed alternative rock, and touches of funk into its sound. Muir and bass virtuoso Robert Trujillo formed the metal/funk party band Infectious Grooves as a side project for Muir’s non-political side.
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