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Suicide

Suicide

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Biography

Suicide was an American musical duo composed of vocalist Alan Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev, intermittently active between 1970 and 2016. The group’s pioneering music utilized minimalist electronic instrumentation, including synthesizers and primitive drum machines, and their early performances were confrontational and often ended in violence. They were among the first acts 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.”[citation needed]

Associated Acts

Bruce Springsteen

Genres

Synth-punk electronic art punk avant-garde electronic rock proto-punk

Labels

Red Star, ZE, ROIR International, Blast First/Mute

Origin

New York City, New York, U.S.

Years Active

1970 2016 (intermittently)

Name

Suicide

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