Pop Culture Madness magazine conducted an interview with vocalist Mike Muir of the long-running Venice Beach, California thrash/punk band SUICIDAL TENDENCIES at METALLICA‘s two-day festival Orion Music + More, which took place last weekend (June 23-24) at the popular Atlantic City, New Jersey concert venue Bader Feld. You can now watch the chat below.
When asked why he thinks the sound of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has stood the test of time, Muir told Loudwire in a recent interview, “I think for us, when we started we didn’t really know what we were doing. We didn’t really set out and try to do something for other people. We stood there and did what we liked. We didn’t care what other people thought. After we did our first record, one of my good friends came up to me and said, ‘Yo, Mike, I got to talk to you. People aren’t going to like the album. It’s not music. You have an opportunity to make music that people can listen to on the radio.’ But I didn’t think that was an opportunity because I didn’t like what I was hearing on the radio. Our barometer is not what people are going to think or how many records we can sell. We just want to be proud of what we make. That’s why it stands the test of time. We did records that we thought were really good.”