Repost from May the 8th 2006. Added new high quality rips of both songs plus bigger and more scans. Support the site click the google ads!
A somewhat overlooked punk rock 7inch from down under. Both tracks are great with low budget production(read great) and a screaming girl behind the microphone. When listening to “I Hate School” there’s no doubt that they actually mean what they say. Here’s the story behind it:”I think Mark wrote it and wanted to write about something kids hated so he asked his or Con’s sister what she hated – “I hate school” she said.” Read some more!
I Hate School.mp3
New Kids Army.mp3
Great record, my copy is a re-issue from the late 90’s on the Small Axe label, I wonder if any of the Suicide Squad became teachers like the guy out of the Suburban Studs?
I think the whole band killed themself ;).
I used to listen to this 7″ all the time. I recently made a girl I know a cd to introduce her to KBD and I put this on there. She loved it.
In case you’re interested: I’ll be putting the BEST Suicide Squad songs they ever released on my blog today. They come from Australias best ever compilation LP – check it out!!
I will I will I will I’ve got pubis hair that’s a thrill.
no we didnt become teachers and we didnt kill ourselves, we just kept playing music in other bands, like THE KELPIES, SOGGY PORRIDGE, CANDY HARLOTS, MARK EASTON LIMOUSINE, although CON the bass player passed away a couple of years back on the eve of a KELPIES reunion show!
why do i know all this? cos i wrote I HATE SCHOOL!
if your interested in getting more stuff by all my bands just come and check the plastic donut records website out at http://www.plasticdonut.tk
Is there any chance of finding a copy to frame for my dad?
If you just want to frame it, I’d recommend that you track down the reissue. If you want the original there’s 2 copies for sale at discogs.com
Hmmm, it remains to be a bit of a letdown, when you hold these two songs against the band’s contribution here:
anybody interested in my ex/ex copy of SUICIDE SQUAD, drop me a line with a trade list or a cash offer.
I found my copy of this 7″ at Taang Records in San Diego a few years ago. Damn, that’s a fine record shop!
I have to listen to the songs you’ve put up as well Erich.
So Erich, I guess it’s time for you to fulfill the promise you gave last year and put up the songs for download again.
Dammit, are they down? Guess it’s time for a full upload then, cuz it’s a fine finde comp that you’ll like a lot, Martin (my guess).
In the meantime, check out these:
It was quit cheap and easy to find for awhile and then it just vaporized from earth.
Upload the Not So Hum Drum again Erich! Killer comp.
Just uploaded it – and now there seems to be a problem with the database again and the whole bleedin blog is down again :(
Good news: Problems solved and here we go:
Everybody get over to Erichs for Not So Humdrum,its criminal so much well produced snotty vocals and relentless buzzsaw guitar can be on one compilation, can you post the other two in the series asap, Australian punk has a real fuck you attitude in spades.
The first one (“Flowers from the Dustbin”) and the 7″ (“trousers in action”) are there, Timmy. The only one missing is the the last one in the series, “Why march when you can riot”. It will get posted too, but it’s the weakest n the series.
And now the comment section from Good Bad moved over to the KBD blog. Cool!
If anyone is interested in the Flowers from the Dustbin comp. my copy is for sale/trade. EX/EX.
:-( So you bought it – and now you’re already selling it? Didn’t you like it?
Already selling it? I’ve had it since the 80s. Never liked that comp.
Oopsy – it was Not so Humdrum that was new to you. :-(
I love it that the comments to these comps have moved over here.
Instead some people go to Good Bad to talk shit about Peter. It’s all upside down. Thanx for doing what you do Peter.
What a fantastic single this is. Top stuff,thanks for this.
i love Timmy!!!
peter….speaking of the NOT SO HUMDRUM LP….some strange collector info…. i got 2 copies of a really weird variation of this record…..here is a description of the cover….take a flowers from the dustbin cover fold it inside out so the blank side is facing out and the flowers from the dustbin cover is now the inside of the cover….now it is silkscreened with different artwork than the standard ripost artwork but similar…just black and white…it seems that ripost had extra vinyl copies but no covers left, so they took some extra flowers from the dustbin covers, turned em inside out and silk screened em…not sure how many of these exist but i got two….includes the original insert…anyone interested in trading for one?
j.bodies, thanks but the info provided would be better off at the Humdrum post by Erich?
Fuck me! For every 10 shit Australian bands you get a little belter like this. I love this sort of thing when I get drunk, I can really relate to it and I’m 48! The stuff on this site just gets better and better.
Anyone interested in buying a copy of this??? Hapened to find one in my collection this week! :)
This is drop-dead awesome!!
Well, Easton’s little sister wrote the A side and I wrote the B side “New Kids Army”; Suicide Squad had a much different sound and direction when I was the singer. Annie came in after Con fell for her, as he and Mark had led the lives of dutiful jehovah’s witnesses; they both (mark and con) played in a 70’s club band (Dapto Leagues Club, actually) ‘Orpheus’ and wore matching silk, royal blue puffy shirts; Mark really loved Todd Rundgren. We all went to Figtree High together, although I didn’t get on with them as they were rich surfies and I was an immigrant scumbag! When I met Mark after we had left school, he sucked up all my ideas for the band. When I left, they stole a suitcase which contained all of my lyrics and ideas in…
I have a mint 7″ of this as well.
Its a repress from 1998 by Small Axe Records…
If interested… hit me up
If you were the brains behind Suicide Squad Mic A, what have you been doing of any consequence since 1979?
I would like to hear it?
Or are you just a dreamer?
Yeh I thought so!
So if your the brains behind Suicide Squad Mic A what have you done of any consequence since 1979, I would like to hear it, or are you just a dreamer?
Yeh I thought so!
Hey Ryan, as I don’t know you, I don’t care what you think. As I said already, I named the band, wrote the B side, wrote a majority of the songs with Mark, found the drummer Steve among other things. I have played in the Ceremony, Jawbone Green, EST (single ‘Red TV’), Odkombo, Doctors with Quivering Lips, the Nerve Butchers. Regarding Suicide Squad, this was done in Wollongong, which in the late 1970’s was an unheard of thing to do, we were the only punk band in Wollongong. If you had put the band together, written and performed the material and had it ripped off and stolen from you, how would you react? I didn’t just shag the bass player and walk into the band, I was first, and I formed the band with Mark. Look how Glen Matlock was treated by Sex Pistols after writing ‘anarchy in the UK’…know what I mean baby!
Ok well I did a Google search on the bands you cited and found nothing, so I decided to do a search on the other suicide squad members you mentioned and found nothing on any of them except for Mark Easton who seems to have been very busy since he left suicide and is in fact still touring and releasing albums at a prolific rate!
Seems he was in a few Australian punk bands, the kelpies, soggy porridge, candy harlots, and has released about 7 solo albums and plays a lot of blues and roots festivals, I thought oh yuk, but on listening it’s still got plenty of energy and grunt! I like it a lot!
Thank you for turning me onto his music!
All the best!
My dad was the drummer. Head worked for relates for the past 30 years but still plays in bands every weekend
I knew Mark and Annie and Con and used to hang out and listen to rehearsals at Mark’s place after Suicide Squad broke up. A friend of mine joined the Bedhogs – a band Mark formed with lead singer Jim Bedhog – I think thats the right order anyway. Mark is a great guitarist and song writer and was an essential part of the forming of Kelpies with Jim Bedhog Con,(bass) Brian Conolly rhythm guitar and Asho Thomson (drums)later on. Every band Mark was in was great live. Mic A is right that Mark loved Todd Rundgren but also the New York Dolls and lots of other glam rock sort of stuff – so what?