The Suicide Machines (album)

The Suicide Machines

Studio album by The Suicide Machines

February 15, 2000

1999 at A&M Studios in Hollywood, California

Punk rock, Pop punk



Julian Raymond

The Suicide Machines chronology

Battle Hymns
The Suicide Machines
Steal This Record

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The Suicide Machines is the third album by the Detroit, Michigan punk rock band The Suicide Machines, released in 2000 by Hollywood Records. It was the band’s first album with drummer Ryan Vandeberghe, replacing Derek Grant who had left the group before the release of 1998’s ‘Battle Hymns’. The album’s musical direction shifted away from the ska punk and hardcore styles of their previous albums and exhibited heavy pop influence, leading many to classify the album as pop punk. A music video was filmed for the single “Sometimes I Don’t Mind”, which reached #22 on Billboard’s Modern Rock charts.[2] The album itself ranked at #188 on the Billboard 200.
The album’s closing track, “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”, was originally recorded for the soundtrack to the 1999 movie SLC Punk and was included on the film’s soundtrack album.


1 Track listing
2 Personnel
3 Album information
4 References

Track listing[edit]
All songs written by The Suicide Machines except where noted

“Sometimes I Don’t Mind” – 3:14
“Permanent Holiday” – 2:07
“The Fade Away” – 3:09
“Too Many Words” – 2:17
“No Sale” – 2:24
“Green” – 2:08
“Extraordinary” – 2:45
“I Hate Everything” – 2:37
“All Out” – 1:53
“Perfect Day” – 2:09
“Sincerity” – 2:39
“Reasons” – 1:12
“Goodbye for Now” – 2:27
“I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” (written & originally performed by Joe South) – 2:42


Jason Navarro – vocals
Dan Lukacinsky – guitar, backing vocals
Royce Nunley – bass, backing vocals
Ryan Vandeberghe – drums
Ice T- additional backing vocals on “I Hate Everything”
Joe Bishara – loops and programming
Patrick Warren – harmonium on “Extraordinary”
Bennett Salvay – orchestral arrangements and organ

Album information[edit]

Record label: Hollywood Records
Produced by Julian Raymond
All songs written by The Suicide Machines except “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” by Joe South
Engineered by Greg Goldman and John Aguto with assistance by Bryan Cook, Alex Gibson, and German Villacorta
Mixed at Image Recording, Inc. by Chris Lord-Alge except tracks 5