"Suicide Shot" (Self-released; 2003)

Reviewed by Mike SOS


NYC hard rockers Pretty Suicide have a big '80s arena sound that makes "Suicide Shot" sound as if you know the songs by heart already. It also validates the feeling you'll get to pump your fist in the air and rock.

This 13-track (plus three remixes) release showcases bluesy guitars a la AC/DC in such tunes as "Do You Want It?" backed by sassy female vocals that sound like a cross between Deborah Harry and Pat Benatar. Walking the line between sleazier glam metal, bubble gum rock, and NYC garage rock, Pretty Suicide's concoction of rock'n'roll is honest and forthright, sounding like a cross between Dial MTV from 1987 and CBGB's circa 1982. 

Nothing too serious or foreboding here, just three guys and a gal kicking back and providing a high energy shot of rock.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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