Luicidal Updates Suicidal Tendencies’ ‘Institutionalized’ with Epic Spanish Version

Luicidal Institutionalized Spanish

It’s Ceci Bastida’s turn to rant on this new version of the punk classic.

Suicidal Tendencies’ punk anthem “Institutionalized,” a now-classic rant against parental control and institutional oppression, became known from the Repo Man soundtrack and for its chorus of “all I wanted was a Pepsi.”

“It’s not every day you write a song that stands the test of time, some people say epic, and when I wrote the music I wouldn’t imagine that 35 years later people would still be singing it and of course when I play the first three notes fans already know what’s next,” says former Suicidal Tendencies bassist Louichi Mayorga, who wrote the song with Mike Muir in 1982.

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Louiche Mayorga
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Louiche Mayorga is best known for his bass playing in the Venice Beach punk band Suicidal Tendencies. He co-wrote many of their earlier songs including the punk classic "Institutionalized" from their 1983 debut album on Frontier, as well as" "War Inside My Head," "Possessed to Skate." and the title track "Join the Army" from their second release on Caroline. He has also played for Venice bands; Los Cycos, Uncle Slam, Horny Toad, AgainST . Mayorga is currently playing bass in Luicidal, who plays songs from ST's first three albums and has also released original material.