Suicide ‎– Ghost Riders

CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered


1 Rocket USA 4:53
2 Rock N' Roll (Is Killing My Life) 5:14
3 Ghost Rider 7:06
4 Dream Baby Dream 6:18
5 Sweet White Lady 8:42
6 Harlem 9:51
7 96 Tears 4:37

Companies, etc.



Reissued version of the Original CD with Bonus Track "96 Tears".

Recorded Live 9/19/81 at the Tenth Anniversary Suicide Concert at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

Legendary ROIR '86 cassette remastered for CD.
Total time: 46:45 min

"96 Tears" is a cover of the song by '? & The Mysterians'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 053436823927
  • Matrix / Runout: 12230 ESP LASERMATRIX

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
A-145 Suicide Ghost Riders(Cass, Album) ROIR (Reachout International Records) A-145 US 1986 Sell This Version
DANLP029 Suicide Ghost Riders(LP, Album, RE) Danceteria DANLP029 France 1990 Sell This Version
RUSLP 8239 Suicide Ghost Riders(LP, Album, RE, RM) ROIR (Reachout International Records) RUSLP 8239 US 2012 Sell This Version
ROIR-145 Suicide Ghost Riders(CD, Album, RE) ROIR (Reachout International Records) ROIR-145 US 1991 Sell This Version
RE145CD Suicide Ghost Riders(CD, Album, RE) ROIR Europe RE145CD France Unknown Sell This Version



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May 16, 2017
edited 7 months ago

This is how a live album should sound: stark, powerful, no overdubs. "Ghost Riders" is a recording of Suicide's tenth-anniversary gig in 1981, and very nearly equals the primordial magic of their debut album (no mean feat). There are old favorites like 'Rocket USA' and 'Ghost Rider' as well as the nightmarish 'Sweet White Lady', during which Alan Vega overlays Martin Rev's eerie synth riff with disembodied screams that sound like they're coming from interstellar space. In addition to all that, you get the single greatest version of the pioneering punk duo's anthem 'Dream Baby Dream': rough-edged but tender, synthesizer and drum machine building to a throbbing crescendo, creating the aural impression of a huge, battered monument from an earlier age, still radiating light after thousands of years.
You need this album. You're gonna be a Suicide fan, even if you don't know it yet!