Bob Suren

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Bob Suren founded Burrito Records in 1991 to release a 7" by one of his early bands, Flaming Midget. The Flaming Midget "Midget Melodies: Short Songs For The Very Short" has become somewhat of a cult record. 500 copies were made in a single pressing.

Suren was the bassist in Flaming Midget, but played both bass and guitar on the record because the band didn't want to work with the original guitarist anymore. Flaming Midget played just two live shows: Aug 10, 1990 and Aug 16, 1990 -- both in their hometown of Stuart, FL.

After Flaming Midget, Suren started Failure Face in 1992 with Rob Sexton of Slap Of Reality and John Tucci of E.B.S. He formed pen pal friendships with Sexon and Tucci while he was studying journalism at the University Of Florida. These friendships eventually led Suren to leave his hometown of Stuart, FL and move to Brandon, FL where he would open the world-famous punk rock record store Sound Idea in 1995, which he ran until Oct 2008.

Failure Face really got off the ground in the spring of 1993 when a revamped line up played their first show, made their first record, appeared on the "It's A Florida Thing" 7" compilation (Toy Box Records, 1993) and went on their first tour, all in a very short period of time.

Failure Face lasted until Aug 31, 1996. In their time, Failure Face released four records and appeared posthumously on the "Amnesia" compilation album (Ebullition Records). In 2003, Suren the complete works of Failure Face as the "Complete Failure" CD on his own Burrito Records label.

After the break up of Failure Face, Suren had an itch to keep playing music, so he called up his old friend John Tucci and Slap Of Reality guitarist Joe Kiser, with whom he had only a nodding relationship at the time. These three worked on songs for a few weeks in the fall of 1997 before calling in former Failure face bassist Kevin Shanahan to join their group.

In 1998, MSP released two records. Over the next several years the band floated in and out of dormancy, breaking up and reforming several times. In 2008, after a 3 year hiatus, Murder-Suicide Pact reformed.

Also in 2008, the withering world economy forced Suren to close his beloved record shop as well as the Burrito label. Burrito released 29 titles, including Scrotum Grinder, Combat Wounded Veteran, h100s, Control De Estado, Hated Youth, Roach Motel, F, Gay Cowboys In Bondage, Death Sentence, Reason Of Insanity and many more.

Suren has also played bass in the band Gross National Product and drums in John Madden And The Electric Condoms. Both bands have vinyl releases to their credit.
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Bob Suren - It's A Florida Thing, You Wouldn't Understand album art Various Broken Man Various - It's A Florida Thing, You Wouldn't Understand Toybox Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - Failure Face album art Failure Face Failure Face - Failure Face (EP) Burrito Records (2) US 1993 Sell This Version
Ebullition 22.5, none Bob Suren - All Pain No Gain album art Failure Face Failure Face - All Pain No Gain(7", EP, Num, W/Lbl) Ebullition Records (2), Daybreak (2) Ebullition 22.5, none USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - Ulcer / Failure Face album art Ulcer (2) / Failure Face Ulcer (2) / Failure Face - Ulcer / Failure Face Burrito Records (2) US 1994 Sell This Version
Burrito 06 Bob Suren - Failure Face / E.B.S. album art Failure Face / E.B.S. Failure Face / E.B.S. - Failure Face / E.B.S.(LP) Burrito Records (2) Burrito 06 US 1996 Sell This Version
EBULLITION #29 Bob Suren - Amnesia album art Various Pure Entertainment Various - Amnesia(LP, Comp) Ebullition Records (2) EBULLITION #29 US 1996 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - Lobotomy Kit album art Murder-Suicide Pact Murder-Suicide Pact - Lobotomy Kit Burrito Records (2) US 1998 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - Murder-Suicide Pact album art Murder-Suicide Pact Murder-Suicide Pact - Murder-Suicide Pact (Album) Burrito Records (2) US 1998 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - The Greatest Sonic Abomination Ever album art Scrotum Grinder Scrotum Grinder - The Greatest Sonic Abomination Ever (Album) Prank US 2001 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - Complete Failure album art Failure Face Failure Face - Complete Failure (Comp) Burrito Records (2) US 2003 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - Do It Or Don't album art Murder-Suicide Pact Murder-Suicide Pact - Do It Or Don't Give Praise Records US 2010 Sell This Version
BTR#8 Bob Suren - Full Time album art Murder-Suicide Pact Murder-Suicide Pact - Full Time(7") Bacon Towne Records BTR#8 US 2010 Sell This Version
GPR:50 Bob Suren - Die Screaming album art Murder-Suicide Pact Murder-Suicide Pact - Die Screaming(LP, Album) Give Praise Records GPR:50 US 2013 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

1 Bob Suren - Midget Melodies:  Very Short Songs For The Very Short album art Flaming Midget Flaming Midget - Midget Melodies: Very Short Songs For The Very Short(7") Burrito Records (2) 1 US 1991 Sell This Version
BBR#4 Bob Suren - Frank Forever album art Various Various - Frank Forever(LP) Burn Brandon Records BBR#4 2003 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - Ronald McVomit's 14 Song Happy Meal album art Gross National Product Gross National Product - Ronald McVomit's 14 Song Happy Meal Bacon Towne Records US 2006 Sell This Version
BBR #5 Bob Suren - Brandon Hardcore:  Music For The Kids album art Various Various - Brandon Hardcore: Music For The Kids(7") Burn Brandon Records BBR #5 US 2007 Sell This Version

Production

Bob Suren - Cult Ritual album art Cult Ritual Cult Ritual - Cult Ritual Burrito Records (2) US 2007 Sell This Version

Technical

Bob Suren - Hated Youth / Roach Motel album art Hated Youth / Roach Motel (2) Hated Youth / Roach Motel (2) - Hated Youth / Roach Motel (Album) Burrito Records (2), Burrito Records (2) US 2002 Sell This Version

Visual

Bob Suren - We Still Can't Help It If We're From Florida album art Various Various - We Still Can't Help It If We're From Florida (EP, Comp) Burrito Records (2) US 1992 Sell This Version
Burrito 06 Bob Suren - Failure Face / E.B.S. album art Failure Face / E.B.S. Failure Face / E.B.S. - Failure Face / E.B.S.(LP) Burrito Records (2) Burrito 06 US 1996 Sell This Version
KCHW-005, none Bob Suren - Southeast Hardcore, Fuck Yeah!! album art Various Various - Southeast Hardcore, Fuck Yeah!!(7", EP, Comp, Ltd, Num) Kurt & Jason, Goat Lord Records, Concurrent KCHW-005, none US 1997 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - 1988 Demo album art Terrorain Terrorain - 1988 Demo (EP) Burrito Records (2), Burrito Records (2) US 2000 Sell This Version
BURRITO 15 Bob Suren - Hardcore Rules album art Hated Youth Hated Youth - Hardcore Rules(7", EP) Burrito Records (2) BURRITO 15 US 2000 Sell This Version
Bob Suren - Hated Youth / Roach Motel album art Hated Youth / Roach Motel (2) Hated Youth / Roach Motel (2) - Hated Youth / Roach Motel (Album) Burrito Records (2), Burrito Records (2) US 2002 Sell This Version

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