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Suicide

Suicide
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Suicide, particularly in its early years, was as much a provocation as a concert act. Formed in 1970, it was one of the first bands to bill themselves as “punk music.” With Martin Rev playing loud, insistently repetitive riffs on keyboards and drum machines and Mr. Vega crooning, chanting, muttering and howling his lyrics about insanity, mayhem and death, Suicide fiercely polarized its audiences. Suicide’s music would later be more widely tolerated, recognized as a precursor of electronic dance music and industrial rock.
Although Suicide disbanded in the early 1980s, Mr. Vega and Mr. Rev occasionally reunited; in all, the duo released five studio albums from 1977 to 2002.
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Alan Vega
Martin Rev

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
September 9, 1981 Jackknife
1980 Fireworks [US]
December 28, 1977 (5 artists)
December 28, 1977 (10 artists)
September 9, 1981 Chrome Cranks
1988 Flowers Must Die
1980 (5 artists)
November 9, 1979 (11 artists)
December 28, 1977 (5 artists)
December 28, 1977 (17 artists)
December 28, 1977 (5 artists)
July 14, 1978 (2 artists)
December 28, 1977 (3 artists)
1980 Beat the Devil
1988 Siléste
December 28, 1977 (13 artists)
1986 Sonic Boom
1980 The Horrors
September 9, 1981 White Flag with Two Virgins
June 1999 No Bra
1988 Angel Corpus Christi
1980 (2 artists)
1988 Depth & Current

Covers by Suicide

Title Performer Release date Originally by
March 9, 1998 ? & The Mysterians
1988 Alan Vega
March 21, 1998 Suicide

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