SuicideAmerican Supreme

Label:Blast First – BFFP168CD, Blast First – 5016027611681, Mute – BFFP168CD, Mute – 5016027611681
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Country:UK & Europe
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:EBM, Electro, Darkwave


1Televised Executions6:11
2Misery Train5:18
3Swearin' To The Flag4:51
4Beggin' For Miracles5:01
5American Mean5:04
6Wrong Decisions4:29
7Death Machine4:16
8Power Au Go-Go4:14
9Dachau, Disney, Disco5:18
10Child, It's A New World4:52
11I Don't Know5:39

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All compositions © 2002 Revega Music Co. (ASCAP/HF), all rights reserved.
Made in EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 016027 611681
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016027611681
  • Matrix / Runout: 2761168 A965887-01
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC 5284
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L574
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9714

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
American Supreme (CD, Album, CD, , All Media, Limited Edition)Blast First, MuteBFFP168CDL, 5016027911682Europe2002
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American Supreme (CD, Album)Everlasting Records (2)EVERCD 225Spain2002
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American Supreme (CD, Album)MuteMUTE 9196-2US2002
American Supreme (2×LP, Album)Blast FirstBFFP 168Europe2002
American Supreme (CDr, Album, Promo)Playground Music ScandinavianoneSweden2002



  • Gronk73's avatar
    Well, I can't say that I totally understand what Suicide were going for here, and in my estimation it's not a particularly strong final album...but "American Supreme" is actually pretty consistent. I don't like all of it, but there's nothing especially odd about that. The album's worst offense is that it goes on a little too long; a couple of tracks could have been shaved off the final product without any loss of effect. Some of the more frenetic pieces--like 'Swearin' to the Flag' and 'I Don't Know'--are very good, while the mournful 'Misery Train' is, despite the '90s dance trappings, an absolute classic in the Suicide tradition. (Play it back to back with 'I Remember' or 'Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne' if you don't believe me.)

    After the bemused reception that "Why Be Blue?" had received a decade earlier, maybe Rev and Vega were thinking, "Hey, if you thought that was a weird album, get a load of this one!" Or maybe "American Supreme" just reflects what they were listening to at the time. I saw them when they were touring behind this album (in January 2003, at the Earl in Atlanta), and it was an interesting set: five brand-new songs with 'Ghost Rider' and 'Dream Baby Dream' thrown in for good measure. (Talked to them after the show, too; they were nice, down-to-earth guys and it was truly a pleasure to meet them.)
    • Crijevo's avatar
      Very little here is of Suicide's typical electronic menace - traces of 'broken down Farfisa organ' are now replaced with finer production touches but don't be fooled by the nature of this recording.

      Isn't it fascinating how albums like this one, where main vocals sound like an irritating drone, can put so much soul into it, unlike many with more prolific singing constantly lack substance.... Suicide are chart-unfriendly to be sure and expecting 'American Supreme' (or any such adventure in their respect) to take over standard mainstream is strainght zero level - of course, this was never their aim however their derranged sound sex-appeal prove they haven't lost a bit of their essential energy.

      One of the truly wicked albums at the start of the new century - and Suicide are screaming their heads off for it is definitely not changing for the better. The title, the themes they're working out - perverse but true. Sick but amazing!


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