Legendary crossove thrash band Suicidal Tendencies have released a live performance music video of the track “All Kinda Crazy,” featuring former Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman. This video takes shots of various of the band’s live shows, from when Weinman was still notably a touring member for the band.
“All Kinda Crazy,” is off of Suicidal Tendencies latest album STill Cyco Punk After All These Years. This album serves as a continuation of their 1993 release Still Cyco After All These Years, as well as a rerecording of frontman Mike Muir’s debut solo album Lost My Brain! (Once Again), under the name Cyco Mike.
STill Cyco Punk After All These Years was released last September, and was first announced by Dave Lombardo earlier in 2018. Weinman joined the band on stage last October for a cover version of Helter Skelter.
Prior to that the band had worked on an EP Get Your Fight On! provides lyrics which reference the sharp political divide in the US.
“I’ve never been fond of a lot of the stuff in previous years but it’s hard to explain to my kids. But in the same sense we got other countries that love it because it’s a diversion from what’s going on in their own countries and I think we can see this finger pointing type stuff so I say don’t let it cloud what’s going on and stuff,” Muir explained in an interview with The Rock Pit. “Everyone has a responsibility to be smart and strong and unfortunately the one that I’ve learned is that people are more convinced than ever that they are right and everybody else is wrong and the only way to save the world is to do it their way.”
Despite these statements Muir claims that he really has had no interest in being described as political, and has also never voted in an election. In the past he has had feuds with other bands such as Rage Against The Machine for their alleged hypocrisy, claiming that their left-leaning stances were incompatible with the fact that they were signed to a corporate label.
“People like divisions, and I don’t like divisions — I think it doesn’t accomplish anything. And when you’re doing shows and you see people that are so good and have so much passion, and you realize that their life is being fucked up for bullshit reasons, it’s really sad,” he explained in a Q&A in Brazil. “And you just wanna tell people, ‘Keep fucking fighting.’
Their 2016 album World Gone Mad, which was released before the election of President Donald Trump, also held similar themes, referencing the political divide in the country that was going on during the election. Regarding the current presidency, Muir states that he believes much of the international support that is shown for Trump and other right-wing movements like his. serve as a diversion from their nation’s issues.
“I see it in every country. I think, unfortunately, coming from a humanistic point, I think a lot of people around the world like Trump because they can divert the focus on what’s happening in their countries. I think there’s a lot of fucked-up shit everywhere,” Muir continued in the Q&A. “And I think the point is, you know what? We’ve gotta remember what life is about — it’s about human beings and not just surviving, but having a purpose. And I think anything that takes away from that, which politics does a lot, is unfortunate.”