Concert Reviews

Suicidal Tendencies at Summit, 4/14/13


SUICIDAL TENDENCIES @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL |4/14/13

In a fairly gutsy move, two songs into its set, Suicidal Tendencies performed its classic song, "Institutionalized," a tune of paranoia, societal oppression and mental illness. It was a different from the version on the album. The music was a little more jazzed up, and the lyrics were delivered in only a slightly different cadence to match the songs. With a rhythm section that includes Eric Moore on drums and the impressively skilled Tim Williams on bass, the pace and the dynamics seemed especially free-flowing. By playing its most iconic song early, Suicidal cracked that egg and got on with things.

See also: - Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies on how the band ended up on Miami Vice - Slide show: Suicidal Tendencies at the Summit - The ten best metal shows in Denver this April

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.