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Time To Suck - Suck

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Artist: Suck / Import / Audio CD released 2008-03-15 at Fresh Music

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      15.12.2008 15:24
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      Time To Suck is a rather valuable LP by the South African hard rock band Suck from the 70s. The best track on the album is undoubtedy their cover of Black Sabbath's War Pig, the band tend to lack conviction though and therefore make all the tracks sound a little bit dreamy.

      It's certainly its rarity than it's musical substance that makes it so valuable, the wishy washy sound with the occasional quality riff shining through can be found in any number of early American or British hard rock albums. As far as South African bands go though, this certainly wasn't a bad attempt at all.

      Suck were known for their lively stageshows at a time when rock music wasn't really legal in South Africa, initially planning to call themselves "F***" instead of Suck, they had a penchant for yoghurt fights, pretending to self mutilate and trashing all their equipment which didn't win them any friends in the media! Theatrics aside, their quite middle of the road and I certainly wouldn't bother investing in the LP unless you looking for an investment, a cheaper option is buying the re-issued CD from the rockadrome.com website for a bit more than a tenner.

      Aimless Lady was the single the band released on the back of the single and whilst it has a relatively catchy chorus, it's nothing outstanding.

      # Aimless Lady
      # 21st Century Schizoid Man
      # Season of the Witch
      # Sin's A Good Man's Brother
      # I'll Be Creepin'
      # The Whip
      # Into the Fire
      # Elegy
      # War Pigs

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