You Suffer

Napalm Death

About You Suffer

"You Suffer" is a song by the British grindcore band Napalm Death, from their debut album, Scum. It is precisely 1.316 seconds long. The song was written by Nicholas Bullen, Justin Broadrick, and Mick Harris during the March 1986 demo sessions for From Enslavement to Obliteration (1988), and is featured on the band's debut album, Scum (1987).

You suffer
But why?

Napalm Death

Napalm Death are an extreme metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent for most of the band's career. more »

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Song Duration
"You Suffer" by Napalm Death is famously known as the shortest song ever recorded. Amazingly, its duration is just about 1.316 seconds.
Guinness World Record
It holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's shortest song ever introduced in the mainstream music landscape.
Album Appearance
The game-changing song featured in “Scum,” the debut studio album of Napalm Death, released in 1987.
"You Suffer" is a song in the genre of grindcore, a genre known for its extreme and unconventional traits.
The Lyrics
Despite its extreme brevity, the song does have lyrics - "You suffer, but why?" Quite astounding, right?
Live Performances
During live performances, Napalm Death's fans eagerly anticipate this short song, and it is often played multiple times to cater to fan enthusiasm.
Use in Media
The song has been used in several media outlets as a symbol of extreme brevity. For example, it is featured in the BBC series 'Newswipe.'
Vinyl Release
A one-sided 7" with "You Suffer" was released by Earache Records in 1989. The B-side was etched and had no music.
Notable Gift
An autographed copy of the "You Suffer" 7" single was presented to John Peel by the band, a notable British radio DJ and journalist, which he treasured in his vast record collection.
This song can be considered as an inspiration for many hardcore punk and grindcore bands around the globe because of its unique essence.
Record Labels
The song and the album “Scum” were originally released by Earache Records, a renowned independent record label based out of Nottingham, England.
Cultural Impact
"You Suffer" has become somewhat of a cultural icon within the music community, often cited as an epitome of brevity.

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