Suicidal Tendencies release Still Cyco After All These Years
Still Cyco After All These Years is a 1993 compilation album by Suicidal Tendencies.
It is a re-recording of the band's 1983 debut album, Suicidal Tendencies and also contains 3 additional tracks ("War Inside My Head", "Don't Give Me Your Nothin'", and "A Little Each Day"). Although this is technically a compilation album, it is often disputed as to whether it is the band's sixth album (or seventh, if counting their 1989 album Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Déjà Vu).
The album was actually recorded in 1989-1990 during the Lights...Camera...Revolution! sessions. Muir was upset that the original album, which is often considered a landmark hardcore album, was out of print at the time. Instead of reissuing the album, he decided to re-record it.
With the exception of Muir, the lineup that recorded Still Cyco is completely different from the lineup that recorded the original album. Therefore there are some obvious sound differences. The current band members are definitely more technically proficient than the original band, therefore the overall sound is much tighter and lines less sloppy. Muir's voice has also changed, as he at this point has a more pure style of singing as opposed to the screaming/ranting style of the original album. Many fans liked this version of the album but thought it was less "genuine", as many of the songs on the album relied on youthful angst better exemplified by the younger band that Suicidal was in 1983 as opposed 1993.
The album's cover mimicked the original's, with the exception that Muir is the only band member to be hanging upside-down by his feet (possibly a reference to the fact that he was the only original band-member featured on the record).
Singles were released for "Institutionalized" and "I Saw Your Mommy". In addition to being a re-recording of the original album, this album also features re-recorded versions of "A Little Each Day" and "War Inside My Head" from Join the Army as well as a B-side track from 1990, "Don't Give Me Your Nothin'".
In 2008, the album was demoted to a budget release.