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Alan Vega

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Alan Vega: Collision Drive (Celluloid)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1981

AS THE mercurial ‘Jukebox Babe’ starts to makes its steady impact as a 12-inch, here is an even grittier reinterpretation of The Great American Rock ...

Alan Vega: Collision Drive (Celluloid)

Review by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 23 January 1982

ALAN VEGA'S recent departure into ersatz neo-rockabilly will elicit a variety of responses from his admirers. Some will call it a sell-out, but that's a ...

Viva Alan Vega!

Interview by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 13 March 1982

Still controversial, still reviled — and still unsuccessful, Alan Vega discusses life after Suicide, politics and rock. ...

Alan Vega: '77 Suicide Strip

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 10 September 1983


Alan Vega: Life After Suicide

Interview by Roy Trakin, Creem, February 1984

ONCE UPON A time, in the early '70s, long before currently voguish "new music" outfits like Soft Cell, Yaz and Human League, there was Suicide. ...

Alan Vega: Just a Million Dreams

Review by Lindsay Hutton, Sounds, 14 September 1985

OVER THE years, many lesser talents have taken chapter and verse out of the Vega book, and who can blame them? Not me. ...

Alan Vega: Journey Through America 1985 — Part One

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 23 November 1985

During the '70s ALAN VEGA switched New York on to a different wavelength. Ten years on, and he's seemingly blown a fuse with a 'commercial' ...

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Retrospective and Interview by Jeremy Gluck, unpublished, 1988

NOTE: Another unpublished piece for Bucketful of Brains from the prolific pen of Mr Jeremy Gluck, this time on Suicide's Alan Vega, written in 1988 ...

Alan Vega: Deuce Avenue (Musidisc)

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 9 June 1990

I PLAYED this when I was feeling flippant and swinging and it sounded boring. Then I played it while undergoing one of my Chiswick's-answer-to-Greta-Garbo phases ...

Alan Vega: Scream Baby Scream

Interview by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, 9 June 1990

Ralph Traitor talks to the legendary Alan Vega, and finds one of rock's true originals with his finest solo album in years, and a man ...

Alan Vega: Power On To Zero Hour

Review by Mike Barnes, Select, October 1991

THROUGHOUT ALAN VEGA'S CAREER, from Suicide in the mid/late '70s to the present day, he has always had a strong, inherent grasp of the essence ...

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 ...

A King Has Passed: Alan Vega Remembered

Retrospective by Tim Cooper, The Quietus, 18 July 2016

BY THE SUMMER of 1978, punk rock had lost the power to shock. The revolution that had shot an amphetamine rush into a moribund music ...

Alan Vega, 1938-2016

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 18 July 2016

Co-founder and frontman of the confrontational electronic band Suicide ...

Infinity Punk: A Career-Spanning Interview With Suicide's Alan Vega

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 19 July 2016

Following the musical iconoclast's death at age 78 – an in-depth conversation from 2002 that includes tales of dangerous old New York, what it meant ...

see also Suicide


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