Year of the Cycos

Year of the Cycos is a compilation album of bands featuring vocalist Mike Muir, released in 2008. It includes new and previously released songs by Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Cyco Miko and No Mercy.

Year of the Cycos
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Compilation album by
Released2008
GenreCrossover thrash
Thrash metal
Funk metal
Length54:07
LabelSuicidal Records
ProducerMike Muir & Paul Northfield
Suicidal Tendencies chronology
Friends & Family, Vol. 2
(2001)
Year of the Cycos
(2008)
Playlist: The Very Best of Suicidal Tendencies
(2010)

Year of the Cycos was available exclusively at concerts during Suicidal Tendencies' 2008 tour and is currently available via the band's official e-card and website.

Some tracks are older songs, like No Mercy's "Crazy and Proud" which was originally released in 1987, while others tracks are recent re-recordings of previously released songs, such as Suicidal Tendencies' "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right" which originally appeared on their 1987 Join the Army album. Year of the Cycos is essentially a sampler of tracks from planned forthcoming releases by Infectious Grooves, Cyco Miko and Suicidal Tendencies. (Their subsequent No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family album, a collection of re-recordings of previously released songs, was released in 2010.)

The Suicidal Tendencies song "Come Alive", heralded as a return to the classic era Suicidal sound from the early 1990s complete with distinct guitar solos, had a music video created for it.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."No Mercy Fool!"Muir / ClarkSuicidal Tendencies3:27
2."Come Alive"Muir / ClarkSuicidal Tendencies3:42
3."Cyco Side of the Brain"Muir / ClarkSuicidal Tendencies3:52
4."Life's Longer Than Just One Day"Muir / ClarkSuicidal Tendencies4:42
5."It's the Groove... Don't Fight It"Muir / Paul / PleasantsInfectious Grooves3:49
6."Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right"Muir / GeorgeSuicidal Tendencies2:44
7."Big Man"MuirCyco Miko3:39
8."Crazy But Proud"Muir / ClarkNo Mercy4:08
9."Cyco Vision (Live)"Muir / Clark / PaulSuicidal Tendencies1:54
10."Beam Me Up"Muir / ClarkCyco Miko4:18
11."It's Automatic"Muir / Bruner / PleasantsInfectious Grooves5:01
12."My Summer Vacation / All Goes to Hell"Muir, Muir / PleasantsCyco Miko4:40
13."Funny Farm"Muir / PleasantsInfectious Grooves3:26
14."The Future's Now!"Muir / ClarkSuicidal Tendencies2:44

PersonnelEdit

No Mercy – Track 8

Suicidal Tendencies – Tracks 1-4, 6, 9, 14

Infectious Grooves - Tracks 5, 11, 13

Cyco Miko – Tracks 7, 10, 12