Suicide (Alan Vega and Martin Rev)

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Suicide was an American musical duo, intermittently active between 1970 and 2016, composed of vocalist Alan Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev. The group's pioneering music made use of minimalist electronic instrumentation and primitive drum machines, and their early performances were confrontational and often ended in violence. They were among the first groups to use the phrase punk music in an advertisement for a concert in 1970.

Though never widely popular among the general public, Suicide have been recognized as among the most influential acts of their era. Their debut album Suicide (1977) was described by Entertainment Weekly as "a landmark of electronic music," while AllMusic stated that it "provided the blueprints for post-punk, synth pop, and industrial rock." Rolling Stone called them "an unmeasurable influence on the industrial dance, noise, techno, ambient, and electronic scenes of the 1980s and 1990s."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Suicide Suicide 9
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 + Live

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


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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 RatingReleases
1998 22/1/98 - Reinventing America Suicide 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Frankie Teardrop Lydia Lunch / Suicide 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Ghost Riders Suicide 2

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