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Musical Suicide

Musical Suicide was formed in the late summer of 1983 in Cincinnati. The original forming members were: 
Bass - Jakki Repellant, formerly of the Repellants of Bloomington, IN
Vocals - Bill Igerent, formerly of the U.S. Army
Guitar - Ben Shipman, formerly of the Defekts of Oxford, IN
Drums - Paul Grisar, formerly of a music store where we put up an ad for a drummer 

Our main hang out and gig outlet was the Jockey Club in Newport, KY. We played our first show there three weeks after forming. We were one of the opening bands for the Circle Jerks. We had a 10 minute set of songs that we played twice. We didn't even have a name for the band at the time and at the last minute we said we were The Cajuns. After our set we came off stage and concurred we had just committed musical suicide and then decided that would be a perfect name for the band.

With practice and songwriting we got much better and tighter and eventually we successfully opened many a show at the JC including ones for Black Flag, the Circle Jerks (twice) and others. Because of Jakki's contacts in Bloomington and Ben's contacts in West Lafayette we also played quite a few gigs in Indiana. We also branched out to Dayton, Columbus and Lexington.

In the spring of 1984 we put out an album called Little Fish in the Big Sea, sporting a cover photo of fish heads that our "official" photographer, Jan Gerber had taken.

We set up a summer tour and traveled across the country, from Portland, Maine to Los Angeles, CA.

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