Suicide Vinyl, CD & tapes by Suicide at Norman Records
Similar to Suicide:
The Fall, Wire, The Gun Club, ESG, The Raincoats, Liquid Liquid, Young Marble Giants, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, The Birthday Party, Cabaret Voltaire, Alan Vega, Silver Apples
As one half of electro-punk pioneers Suicide, Alan Vega deconstructed punk and was central to the birth of post-punk, new wave and most that followed. On the side he worked on his solo efforts, focusing more on rock and roll and rockabilly, stripping it and pulling it apart. Not re-pressed since the 1980s, comes with a huge A1 screen-printed poster and notes from Henry Rollins.
- Vinyl LP (FUTNO26B)
- Coloured vinyl
Check out this chunk of alternative music history: Suicide’s first ever rehearsal, captured on tape in 1977 as Alan Vega and Martin Rev were just starting up their legendary dirty NYC synth-punk project. These formative recordings contain quite a lot of what was to come in embryonic form, so you really gotta hear it. Reissued to vinyl by Superior Viaduct.
The 1977 debut by Alan Vega and Martin Rev is a conceptual and sonic assault. Vega’s pithy lyrics and echoed rockabilly vocals over Rev’s seething, primitive beatbox and fuzzed-up synths are a simple and devastatingly effective combination. Ghost Rider and Rocket USA is a killer double whammy to open the album. Frankie Teardrop makes your neck hair stand up, and Springsteen fave Cheree calms you down again.
Ninth solo album from the Suicide legend that is Martin Rev! Demolition 9 is a very varied suite made up of thirty-four short tracks, an approach that allows Rev to explore stacks of different sounds and moods. It's like a shattered tour through the wild mind of Rev, veering from slamming percussion to moody ambience to much else besides. Demolition 9 is out on Atlas Realisations.
The follow-up to Suicide's 1977's legendary eponymous trail blazer. 'Alan Vega Martin Rev' (named after the two members of Suicide, in case that isn't obvious) was originally released in 1980 and produced by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. A lighter and fluffier animal than its predecessor, but still bearing a healthy kick of venom. Reissued on vinyl.
Cheree is an entirely crucial tune by the legendary Suicide. Martin Rev’s relentless synths pound on while Alan Vega’s breathy moans croon his love for the titular Cheree. Released as a single, with non-album track ‘I Remember’ on the b-side, on tasty red vinyl. On Superior Viaduct.
I had absolutely no idea that 'Dream Baby Dream' didn't appear on any Suicide full length album. This is the first time in fact that this classic song has been re-issued on 7". For the uninitiated Suicide kind of sound like Elvis Presley singing over a Trio backing track and this simple song is wonderfully effective.
Reissue of ex-Suicide member Martin Rev's self-titled debut. Rev shows his lighter and darker sides on these synth heavy reverberators. The krautrockian drum machines are juxtaposed by his doomy meanderings, assisted by some soft melodic loops to create a real sense of space and depth. This vinyl LP is getting the reissue treatment from Superior Viaduct.