Vocalist Mike Muir of the long-running Venice Beach, California thrash/punk band SUICIDAL TENDENCIES was interviewed earlier this week in the studios of the Brazilian radio station Rádio Kiss FM. You can now watch the chat below.
In a 2011 interview with Loudwire, Muir was asked if SUICIDAL TENDENCIES or INFECTIOUS GROOVES were working on any new material. “SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, we basically got three records done,” he replied. “It’s just putting them together in a time frame and then the touring. INFECTIOUS is right behind, but you can’t be in two places at once, you know?! We don’t want to do anything unless we actually want to do it, and I know for a lot of people, they haven’t been doing it for as long as we have. They kind of just want to go on the road because they don’t like their life, they don’t like their family, and I’m the opposite. So when [my kids are] older, I don’t want them to say, ‘Dad, why are you running around the world for and you weren’t there for me?’ I want there to be a situation where they know if I’m not there, there’s a good reason for it. We know when to say ‘no’ and we do things for the right reason. Everything we do, it’s something we want to do, it’s something cool, not just because someone called up and we’re like, ‘Well, we got nothing better to do.’ It’s just that certain standard and I think that’s why we’re able to be here almost thirty years later where if we just did things that other people thought were good opportunities or smart, I wouldn’t be here now.”
“No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family” was released in September 2010 via Suicidal Records. The CD featured re-recorded tracks from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES‘ second album, “Join The Army”, as well as tunes from the second full-length from NO MERCY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES‘ guitarist Mike Clark‘s speed metal band (which found SUICIDAL TENDENCIES vocalist Mike Muir on vocals) from 1986.