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South Side Suicide (CD Single)

Review by Gary Hill

This is essentially a one song single. I say “essentially” because we get one version that’s “explicit” and another that’s “clean.” I’m sure they felt the need to do the “clean” one for airplay, but honestly, the explicit one flows better and it’s not got that much problem with the lyrics – well, at least it’s not prevalent or consistent throughout the song. Either way, though, this is a great song.

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Track by Track Review
Southside Suicide (Explicit)
There is a post punk edge to this cut. It’s got a catchy guitar riff and some great vocal lines. This is a killer tune. As one might guess, this version earns a parental advisory for the lyrics. The guitar solo on this is particularly tasty.
Southside Suicide (Clean)

Where the offending word is pulled, it feels abrupt. For that reason, I don’t really like this version. It just interrupts the flow too much. In other words, this song is still good, once you get past that point, but the real version is much better.

 
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