Suicide (Alan Vega and Martin Rev)

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Suicide is an American electronic protopunk musical duo, intermittently active since 1970 and composed of vocalist Alan Vega and Martin Rev on synthesizers and drum machines. They are an early synthesizer/vocal musical duo.

Never widely popular amongst the general public, Suicide are highly influential: critic Wilson Neate argues that Suicide "would prove as influential as The Clash. The synthpop, techno, and industrial dance sounds of the 1980s and 1990s, and now the new New Wave of electroclash, all gesture back to that foundational album."

In a November 1970 flyer the band was the first ever to use the phrase "punk music" to advertise a concert.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1977 Suicide Suicide 8
1980 Suicide (The Second Album) Suicide 4
1981 1/2 Alive Suicide 2
1988 A Way of Life Suicide 3
1992 Why Be Blue? Suicide 2
2002 American Supreme Suicide 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Suicide Compilation Suicide 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Zero Hour Live Suicide 1
2004 Attempted: Live at Max's Kansas City 1980 Live Suicide 1
2011 Live in Switzerland Live Suicide & Agent Side Grinder 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1978 Cheree Suicide 2
1981 Dream Baby Dream Suicide 1
1988 Surrender Suicide 1
1992 Why Be Blue? Suicide 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 22/1/98 - Reinventing America Live Suicide 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Frankie Teardrop Lydia Lunch / Suicide 1

Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Ghost Riders Live Suicide 2

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