April 7, 1995 in Seven

Low Pop Suicide Still Looking For That Big Break

Joe Ehrbar Correspondent
 
Tags:music

“Low Pop Suicide deserves at least one shot where they can be heard and seen by thousands of people,” said Low Pop Suicide singer/songwriter/ guitarist Rick Boston in a phone interview last week. “We’re not getting that shot.”

Boston is distraught because his industrial-influenced, aggressive rock band Low Pop Suicide, which plays Outback Jack’s tonight, is not getting the exposure he thinks it deserves.

“What’s frustrating to me is that I can’t get on a bill with a really big band.”

His frustration is understandable. In the band’s three years of existence, Low Pop Suicide has endured a lifetime worth of setbacks.

So far, the band has released one EP and two full-length albums - 1993’s “On the Cross of Commerce” and this year’s musical breakthrough “The Death of Excellence” - for the World Domination label (an independent label with major label distribution).

Both albums have been widely praised by critics but have been overlooked by everyone else.

And since Low Pop Suicide formed, Boston hasn’t been able to maintain a steady lineup.

“Rick Boston is the only thing you can count on being in the band,” said Boston, who often refers to himself in the third person. “You never know who he’s with.”

The original Low Pop Suicide consisted of Boston, former Gang of Four member and World Domination co-owner Dave Allen (bass) and Nine Inch Nails, Ministry and Lard drummer Jeff Ward.

That lineup seemed primed to tackle the world of music with its streamlined industrial sound, when Allen dropped out to run his label full time and Ward committed suicide.

Wanting to keep his musical project afloat, Boston recruited new players.

The current lineup is comprised of two former Big F members, drummer Rob Brill and bassist Algazzam.

“The music is kind of getting back to what it was like when Dave and Jeff were in the band,” said Boston alluding to the new lineup.

Boston also hopes this version of Low Pop Suicide remains intact.

“I really want a permanent band to share the miseries and joys with,” he said. “I hope to find that marriage of individuals that want to write together and suffer together.”

Interscope recording artist Compulsion and World Domination recording artist Latimer open.

Music starts at 9:30 p.m. Bring ID. The cover charge wasn’t available at press time.


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