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Label:Red Star Records – RS 7001-1, Red Star Records – RS7001-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition
Style:Garage Rock, Minimal, Drone, Industrial


A1Ghost Rider2:29
A2Rocket U.S.A.4:13
A3Cheree (Original)3:39
A4Cheree (Remix)3:44
B1Frankie Teardrop10:23
B3Keep Your Dreams4:47

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Red Star Music, Inc. ℗ & © 1999.

Published by Revega/Warner-Chappell Music.

Dedicated to Mari

Made in USA

Second US Reissue of the US Original with two extra tracks ("Cheree (Remix)" and "Keep Your Dreams").
Recorded at Ultima Studios, Blauvelt, New York, 1977.
Digitally Remastered at Aligned Audio, NYC, 1996.

Front Sleeve has "Limited Edition" printed on.
New Rear Sleeve design - Different Band Photo, and Credits etc. printed on a Red background.

Pressed By, Mastered By, Mastered At uncredited, identified by runout etchings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 08007 70011 6
  • Barcode (String): 608007700116
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RS 7001-1 S 41410 Dc BQs
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RS 7001-1 B S 41411 Dc BQs
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 47)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Suicide (LP, Album)Red Star Records, Red Star RecordsRS 1, RS1US1977
New Submission
Suicide (LP, Album)Ariola, Red Star Records, Bronze26 207 XOTNetherlands1977
New Submission
Suicide (LP, Album, Promo, Test Pressing)Red Star Records, Red Star RecordsRS 1, RS1US1977
Suicide (LP, Album)Ariola26 207 XOTGermany1978
Suicide (LP, Album)BronzeBRO 2026France1978


Ccannon1023's profile picture
As good'a sound as one can hope for from a digital remaster. Bright, with a quiet pressing. Worth having.
tjordache's profile picture
Bonus tracks are a really nice addition to this repress.
fernandomblanco's profile picture
Edited 4 years ago
I bought this versión and it have a failure, on Frankie teardrop the right channel have a 2 or 3 seconds of silence, just like if you pull out the RCA of the channel...
g1mrg's profile picture
What's the consensus on the quality of this pressing? Should I get this version, or the Superior Viaduct reissue?
fundo's profile picture
There has to be a reissue of this one. Just bought it in a Fnac store mint 9 Nov 2016.
But all the codes and etchings are a match for this release.
I was first exposed to Suicide by John Peel's BBC Radio show in the UK in 1977. The way he introduced the track immediately grabbed my attention - "Now, I first played this track a few weeks ago, and I've since had a number of requests from listeners NEVER to play it again. So, for all of you, here are Suicide - and "Frankie Teardrop".. (Probably not his exact words, but close to them). What followed was ten minutes of gruesome, desperate anguish brought into stark life, even through a cheap mono transistor radio.

Simply a milestone record in Rock history. People working with cobbled-together electronics and a sprit of independence, who somehow managed to translate raw emotion and imagery into the sound coming out of your speakers more powerfully than anyone before (or arguably since). This record makes movies in your head; escapist, voyeuristic, sleazy, right-on-the-edge ones in glorious widescreen super-high-def.

Often described as "ahead of it's time", I'd simply call it timeless. Wait 'till dark, draw the curtains, turn out the lights and absorb it. It'll force you to inhabit extremely vivid worlds, some you might not be too comfortable with, some you might want to stay in forever. Warm and cosy this ain't. Beware. Danger lurks within...