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Suicide: Glory Boy

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, June 1985

DUE TO an allergy to cats, Martin Rev is forced to huddle next to an open window in manager/producer/believer Marty Thau's feline thronged apartment. ...

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Suicide (1998)

Interview by David Stubbs, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1998

Messrs. Rev and Vega discuss their legendary status and regular rediscovery; look back at their formation and NYC context; discuss their technology and methods, and contemplate their place in the greater scheme of things.

File format: mp3; file size: 76.2mb, interview length: 1h 23' 15" sound quality: **

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Suicide

Interview by Lisa Persky, New York Rocker, May 1976

Suicide Note: "The thought of suicide is a great consolation; with the help of it, one has got through many a bad night."– F. Nietzsche ...

Various Artists: Live At CBGB's/Max's Kansas City 1976

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1976

YOU KNOW what these albums remind me of: The This Is Mersey Beat collections that Oriole put out after the first wave of Liverpool bands had gotten ...

Suicide: Suicide

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, February 1978

SUICIDE? PERHAPS; rather life at one remove, through a one-way mirror. Or wilful withdrawal from the sea of impossibility... ...

Suicide Is Not The Answer

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, June 1978

Form a band instead and drive others to it. PAUL RAMBALI Checks Out The Odd Couple From The Big Apple ...

Suicide: The Third International Science Fiction Festival, Metz, France

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, June 1978

METZ: SOURCES inform it to be located some 20 miles east of Paris, France. Or two hours of sky from Luton, England, as it proved ...

Suicide

Profile and Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, August 1978

It is to be hoped that some of you lemmings may have taken a little time out from adoration of the Clash on their current ...

The Clash, Suicide: The Music Machine, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, August 1978

TIME HAS come today. Third of four Music Machine gigs and – surprise! – the ritual bottling of Suicide appears to have been omitted for ...

Suicide

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, May 1980

NEW YORK'S a lonely town when you've never been there before, and you really don't know too many people (although being there is a problem ...

Suicide Commits Itself

Profile by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, May 1980

EVERY NOW and then, we critics drop our objectivity – believe it or not – become emotionally involved with a band. For slightly over a ...

ZE Night: Hurrah, New York City

Profile by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, June 1980

THE RICH ARE different from you and me, my friends. While we content ourselves with free promos and an occasional "plus-one" at a local bistro, ...

Suicide: Suicide As A Way Of Life

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, July 1980

"I THINK," breathes the camp dwarf in the sweatshirt and stubble, "that people should only write songs about economics and sex, because that's all everybody's ...

Suicide: Half Alive/New York Dolls: Lipstick Killers — The Mercer Street Sessions (Both ROIR import cassettes)

Review by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, January 1982

Tart, amoral, stupid, crass, vulgar… and nearly very famous ...

Suicide: Martin Rev interviewed

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

ALAN VEGA (vocals) and Martin Rev (instrument) formed Suicide in 1972 in New York City. After years of gaining infamy while gigging the Max's Kansas ...

Alan Vega

Retrospective and Interview by Jeremy Gluck, unpublished, 1988

NOTE: Another unpublished piece for Bucketful of Brains from the prolific pen of Mr Jeremy Gluck, this time on Suicide's Alan Vega, written in 1988 ...

Suicide: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, September 1988

SUICIDE, ALAN Vega more than Marty Rev, have drawn some flak for looking/being old. Vega, his black, tightly-curled pompadour resembling a cheap hooker's wig, lets ...

Suicide: A Matter Of Life And Death

Interview by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, January 1989

It’s midweek, midday, underneath Times Square, aboard a filthy express subway train. ...

Suicide

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, February 1989

"NEW YORK IS getting dull," says Suicide's Alan Vega. "The downtown New York of the Seventies has gone. But there's still something here, an electricity, ...

Suicide: Ground Zero, Cambridge, MA

Review by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, June 1990

Suicide's Minimalistic Songs Have A Sexy, Dangerous Sound ...

Suicide: Suicide

Review and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, April 1998

2-CD set coupling the electro-duo’s 1977 debut with the infamous 23 Minutes Over Brussels flexi-disc and an unreleased 1978 live set from CBGBs. ...

Suicide: Darkness Visible

Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, May 1998

Before the Chemical Brothers, before Ministry, before even Soft Cell, there was SUICIDE, the original electro-duo. DAVID STUBBS meets the synth-terrorists whose noise still provokes ...

Various Artists: Dawn Of Electronica

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, July 2000

Founding fathers of technopop come together in electro land ...

Alan Vega

Interview by Chris Campion, Dazed & Confused, July 2002

IT'S TAKEN 30 years for Alan Vega to make the transition from surly street punk and art world agitator to New York institution. Better known ...

Suicide

Retrospective and Interview by Kris Needs, MOJO, November 2007

JULY 26, 1978: The Clash are on the third out of four nights at Camden's Music Machine during their chaotically-successful On Parole tour. Suicide, here ...

Suicide: Live 1977 - 1978 Box Set

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, August 2008

IT'S RARE to find live albums from canonical acts that don’t come swathed in mythology or creaking under the weight of their own self importance. ...

Suicide: How the Godfathers of Punk Kept The Faith

Interview by Paul Lester, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, October 2008

New Yorkers Alan Vega and Marty Rev were punks before punk was invented, known in the '70s for their violent gigs and raging synth rock. ...

The Marty Thau Interview

Interview by Jeremy Gluck, Bucketfull of Brains, March 2009

"I've always believed there is a fine line between abstract and pure accessibility and that is what I've always looked for ... an artist who ...

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