A Way of Life (Suicide album)

A Way of Life is the third studio album by Suicide, released in 1988. It was first distributed by Chapter 22 Records,[2] then received wider global distribution through Wax Trax! Records a year later. Visual artist Stefan Roloff produced a music video for the song "Dominic Christ" and Suicide went overseas to promote the album by performing the single "Surrender" in Paris which was aired on French television. In 2005, it was remastered containing a slight remix by Martin Rev and redistributed by Mute Record's Blast First sub-label with an additional disc of live material.

A Way of Life
Studio album by
Released1988 (1988)
RecordedDecember 13, 1987 (1987-12-13)
StudioRight Track Recording, New York
GenreSynth-pop, drone rock[1]
LabelChapter 22, Wax Trax! Records
ProducerRic Ocasek
Suicide chronology
Ghost Riders
A Way of Life
Why Be Blue
Professional ratings
Review scores

Track listing edit

All tracks are written by Martin Rev and Alan Vega

1."Wild in Blue"4:34
3."Jukebox Baby 96"3:21
4."Rain of Ruin"4:00
5."Suffering in Vain"4:40
6."Dominic Christ"6:46
7."Love So Lovely"4:03
9."Heat Beat"4:13

Personnel edit

Adapted from the A Way of Life liner notes.[3]

Production and additional personnel

Release history edit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1988 Chapter 22 CD, LP CHAP 35
United States Wax Trax! WAX 7072
France Accord 10227
Germany Rough Trade RTD 96
United States/Europe 2005 Blast First/Mute/EMI CD BFFP 178/07243 8 63500 0 8

References edit

  1. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Suicide: A Way of Life > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Grant, Steven; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Suicide". Trouser Press. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  3. ^ A Way of Life (booklet). Suicide. Birmingham, United Kingdom: Chapter 22. 1988.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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