Bodeco – Suicide Ride – Seven Inch Vinyl Record
Bodeco is a rock band that emerged from Louisville, Kentucky, known for their blues-infused rock sound and energetic live performances. They were active from the 1980s into the 1990s. “Suicide Ride is a song by Bodeco.
Suicide Ride is one of Bodeco’s notable songs, characterized by its gritty and rootsy rock sound. Bodeco often blended elements of blues, punk, and rockabilly into their music, creating a unique and energetic sonic experience. The song might explore themes that align with the band’s rough and raw musical style.
With a name that conflates “Bo Diddley” with “zydeco,” Louisville, Kentucky, natives Bodeco were probably the most criminally unrecognized group to emerge out of the early ’90s indie roots-rock movement (which spawned such artists as ’68 Comeback, Reverend Horton Heat, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Southern Culture on the Skids). The group was known for favoring non-ironic grit and muscle over arch retro contrivances.
Ricky Feather led the band, aided by Matthew O’Bannon (guitar), Brian Burchett (drums), Jimmy Brown (bass) and Gary Stillwell (percussion). The group emerged with Bone, Hair and Hide on Homestead Records in 1992. The effort was laced with tales of hard living powered by Duane Eddy-style riffs, aggressive rockabilly and jumping instrumentals.
The delayed follow-up, Callin’ All Dogs, came out in 1995 and saw the group taking a more varied, mature approach without sacrificing all of the blistering energy and whiplash guitar-work of its predecessor. In the interim between albums, Matthew O’Bannon had released a solo effort, 1993’s Wink, on Safehouse Records. The album was recorded at various times over nearly a decade. The rough-hewn release featured rock and roll, country and blues numbers and fiery instrumentals. O’Bannon also spent time as a member of Eleventh Dream Day in the mid-’90s.
Brand new, never played
Homestead Records 1992