ADAM COOPER (SUICIETY) – 5 Albums That Changed His Life + upcoming gigs!


Melbourne’s Suiciety have two upcoming gigs we’re really looking forward to. We’re so stoked to be working this band and used to go and see them back in the day. In case you’ve been living under a rock, they were a go to band for a lot of the international heavyweights in the ’90s, supporting the likes of Ministry, Sepultura, Fear Factory, Bodycount, Kreator, The Supersuckers, and more as well as playing the Big Day Out and Alternative Nation. They came back at the end of last year at full steam and released the Crawling Machine Edition EP out through Desert Highways. They’ve always been a harder than usual band to categorise due to their many influences and wide ranging back catalogue of songs. It goes us thinking… So we caught up with Suiciety vocalist Adam Cooper asked him what were ‘5 Albums That Changed His Life’?

1. AC/DC – Back In Black (1980).

The greatest album of all time as far as I’m concerned. I’d heard AC/DC in bibs and bobs, but this one really stood out. Every song is a gem. A mate from school taped it for me on cassette and I just couldn’t stop playing it. I could’ve included a bunch of Accadacca in this list.

2. Split Enz – True Colours (1980).

The first album I bought with my own money. Great tracks. ‘I Got You’ being my fave song at the time. I think I was about 10 years old. Much miming in front of the mirror ensued and all I ever wanted was to be in a band after that.

3. Iron Maiden – Live After Death (1985).

Best live album ever. Much like AC/DC another high school fave played ad nauseum and many songs sang at full voice on buses on the way to school sports days.

4. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing Shocking (1988).

My first full time job at 17 and my first foray into “Alternative music”. Someone I worked with introduced me to Jane’s Addiction, Ramones, Died Pretty and a heap of others. Took me to my first local punk rock gig, where I got up and sang with the band. Sold!

5. I literally can’t decide between Nirvana – Nevermind (1991), Guns’n’Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1991) and Metallica – Master of Puppets (1986).

All are equally influential. I saw Metallica for the first time at Festival Hall in Melbourne on the Justice tour and they remain the tightest band I have ever seen. …Puppets was the first Metallica album I had on cassette and was so heavy and different to anything I’d ever heard. Nirvana I also saw live, not really knowing much of their material at the time to be honest but Nevermind is genius that paved the way for many and became a band I listened to so much that it took until recently to re visit them. Guns’n’Roses broke the mold of LA bands and was just what I needed at the time to soothe my rock’n’roll ills.

Ok so that’s 8… No rules right?


Sat 26 March – KillEasterBash at The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne with Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard, Suiciety, Swidgen, Long Holiday.
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Sat 28th May – Winter’s Eve at The Eastern, Ballarat with Suiciety, Roundtable, Merchant, Wildeornes, Swidgen, Motherslug, Field, Never.
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