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Sunday, 21 September 2008

THE SUICIDE TWINS - Silver Missiles and Nightingales (1986 Vinyl-Rip)


After Hanoi Rocks fell apart, stick it in yer search engine if you wanna know more about ‘em, cos I’m not gonna go on about what a brilliant live band they were and how they never managed to capture that excitement in the studio, and how tragedy struck in 1984 when drummer Razzle was killed by a drunk driving Vince Neil from Motley Crue, which signalled the beginning of the end for the band and by 1985 they were no more. Guitarists Andy McCoy and Nasty Suicide went on to form The Cherry Bombz, who were more of a fizzle in comparison to the explosive Hanoi Rocks. During 1986 while recording The Cherry Bombz album Andy and Nasty using the name The Suicide Twins recorded Silver Missiles and Nightingales, a long lost gem of an album. Ten tracks that sound nothing like Hanoi Rocks, but they certainly sound like they were living on one. Veteran punk rocker Charlie Harper even makes an appearance on a couple of tracks with his harmonica, cos that’s what this is; a great sleazy punk’n’roll record, or some Countrified Inner City Blues, if you prefer. Check it out………………….. ……………………………….............................here!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kusworth said that this was Hanoi trying to do a Jacobites, and I’m inclined to agree. The album has it’s moments, in particular What A Price To Pay, but lacks the ragged beauty of Dave and Nikki’s magnum opus.
Charlie Harper, yeah. But lets not forget the sadly departed Rene Berge’s contribution also.

DD Dynamite said...

yup, Nikki Sudden told me once the same, Suicide Twins were heavily influenced by Robespierre's Velvet Basement. But Silver Missiles...its an excellent album and perhaps one of my all-time favourites!!!

Kevie said...

Thank you for putting this up!