Led by Sue Sed, this tall, blonde, powerhouse changes all ideas you may have about a female fronted rock band. "We just wanna kick ya in the head a little, and wake yer ass
up," quotes Sed. And "wake yer ass up" is exactly what this band does well.
The band won $15,000 in recording time at the Power Station/Avatar in NYC. They were first out of the 500 bands that entered the '98 "Rock to the Top" contest, and it allowed them to record their CD entitled "Thicky" on Bite Me Records. Last year, their EP release, "Superboy", sold 6,000 copies within 3 months time. The first track, "Teetering on the Edge" - a cynical, humorous song about people on self-destruct missions -was picked by director Jesse Cummings to be the main theme song in his film The Full-Fledged
Bastards. The third cut, the band's anthem "Let Us Be Lovers", is a ska/rock song with an in your face vocal delivery by Sed. "This tune is about when you can't pay the bills, and you're starving and scraping because you don't make enough money at your pathetic job, you can always go home and f**k," says Sed. Their new CD "Polyvinylchloride," which was engineered and co-produced by Bruce Buchanan, has already risen to the top 5 on numerous college radio stations. Their recent credits include playing on bill with The Bloodhound Gang (Universal) & Caviar (Island). They also played on bill with Howie Day at Irving Plaza for the 2001 New York Comedy Film Festival starring Janeane Garofalo and Chevy Chase.
Hearing the band's ballad "Run You Away", film director Michael Corrente - (American Buffalo w/Dustin Hoffman, Outside Providence w/Alec Baldwin) - decided to use this tune as the main theme song for his film Federal Hill (starring Nick Turturro). "That song is not on the new CD, it was released on the film soundtrack, but I'm glad we could name drop at least once in this God-forsaken article," laughs Sed.
Matt Rocchio on bass and Tarik Ghiradella on drums are both as talented as they are visually stimulating to watch. They anchor the bands very tight rhythm section. Brendan Saadat plays a tasty and creative lead guitar. Together they create a wall of sound that is tough and hair raising with catchy melodic hook lines. You won't see or hear a better live show.
There is nothing like a SUSAN SAID show, and if you haven't caught this amazing band, the time is now. They will absolutely "kick ya in the head a little, and wake yer ass up!"
The Music Review -3/02
SUSAN SAID HOTLINE: 212-631-4260
Check out the artist's website:
1. Hell Is A Gunshot Away
2. Mr. Touchy Feely
4. Jesus On The Water
6. Happy Boy
7. Let Us Be Lovers
8. Teetering On The Edge
9. Yer A F#@ker