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Suicide

Although they barely receive credit, Suicide (singer Alan Vega and keyboardist Martin Rev) is the source point for virtually every synth pop duo that glutted the pop marketplace (especially in England) in the early '80s. Without the trailblazing Rev and Vega, there would have been no Soft Cell, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Yaz, you name 'em, and while many would tell you that that's nothing to crow about, the aforementioned synth-poppers merely appropriated Suicide's keyboards/singer look and none of Rev and Vega's extremely confrontational performance style and love of dissonance. The few who did (Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire) were considered too extreme for most tastes.

Suicide had been a part of the performing arts scene in New York City's Lower East Side in the early/mid-'70s New York Dolls era. Their approach to music was simple: Rev would create minimalistic, spooky, hypnotic washes of dissonant keyboards and synthesizers, while Vega sang, ranted, and spat neo-Beat lyrics in a jumpy, disjointed fashion. On stage, Vega became confrontational, often baiting the crowd into a riotous frenzy that occasionally led to full-blown violence, usually with the crowd attacking Vega. With their reputation as controversial performers solidified, what was lost was that Suicide recorded some amazingly seductive and terrifying music. A relationship with Cars mastermind Ric Ocasek proved successful, bringing their music to a wider audience and developing unlikely fans (Bruce Springsteen went on record as loving Suicide's Vietnam-vet saga "Frankie Teardrop"), but after numerous breakups and reconciliations, Rev and Vega settled for being more influential than commercially successful.

Ironically, the '90s proved to be a decade of vindication for Suicide with the rise of industrial dance music, Chicago's Wax Trax! label, and the bands associated with it (Revolting C**ks, Ministry, 1000 Homo DJs, etc.). Although not a big part of the scene since the late '90s, the profound influence of Suicide on a generation of younger bands was readily apparent. When the duo returned in 2002 with American Supreme, its first studio release in ten years, much fanfare resulted, no doubt considerably furthered by Vega's presence around this time as a heavily profiled exhibitionist of art in New York, where he had presented a show at the Jeffrey Dietch Gallery in New York earlier in the year. ~ John Dougan, Rovi
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swimdiz
What's With The Name
oh god i wish i lived in the 80's
Just wish this song was longer....it s amazing
I looooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o v e suicide
milklight
someone should make a movie about suicide.
163 likes lol
How the hell do only 149 people like Suicide!? They are the most influential band to come out of the 80's.
'jesus....I don't need you'
mochaandbone
Meow...?...? . . . ? . . . ?
Meow...?...? . . . ? . . . ?
Tight!
legendary
I STILL have an old Bronski Beat cassette, no cassette player of course, but they were a cool band for their time. I had friends at Wax Trax! Al Jorgenson in particular. Damn I miss those guys!!
So ahead of their time!!!
colinmgonzal e s
needs moar albums
Without the trailblazing Rev and Vega, there would have been no Soft Cell, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Yaz, Although they barely receive credit.

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