Silence Is Suicide
Photo by Liz Sussan
Following the breakup (or hiatus) of 500$Fine, singer Gary Llama began working on new music, continuing on from the acoustic song he had worked up for 500’s CD, ‘Forward’. Inspired by both Billy Bragg and the instrumental works of Neurosis, he began making acoustic music that had the energy and approach of punk.
After recording 50 or so songs, 12 emerged as a consistent group. These were then released under the name of ‘Silence Is Suicide’, and duplicated on CD-Rs and given to friends. The remaining 38 songs served as a blueprint for his next works, under the name of F-Box.