|Genre(s)||Proto-punk, Industrial, punk, electronic music, experimental music, No Wave|
|Years active||1971 - present?|
Suicide is an American rock music group intermittently active since 1971 and composed of Alan Vega (vocals) and Martin Rev (synthesizers and drum machines). The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of Experimental music, especially but not necessarily Electronic music. Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production Experimental music is a term introduced by composer John Cage in 1955 No Wave was a short-lived but influential Art music, Film, Performance art, Video and Contemporary art scene that had its beginnings Events February 5 - Eric Burdon & War disbanding They never performed togeather again until April 21 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall The present is the Time that is perceived directly not as a recollection or a speculation Alan Vega (born Alan Bermowitz) is the vocalist for 1970s and 80s No wave duo Suicide. Martin Rev (full name Martin Reverby) is the instrumentalist from New York punk-era electronic band Suicide. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Alan Vega (born Alan Bermowitz) is the vocalist for 1970s and 80s No wave duo Suicide. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. Martin Rev (full name Martin Reverby) is the instrumentalist from New York punk-era electronic band Suicide. For the early "drum machine" computers that used a rotating cylinder as their main memory see Drum memory A drum machine is an Much like Silver Apples, they are an early synthesizer/vocal musical duo. Silver Apples were a Psychedelic Electronic music duo from New York City composed of Simeon Coxe III who performed as Simeon, on a primitive
Never widely popular amongst the general public, Suicide are nonetheless hugely influential: critic Wilson Neate writes that Suicide "would prove as influential as The Clash. For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were Listening to their self-titled 1977 debut from the vantage point of late 2002, it's all so obvious: the synth pop, techno, and industrial dance sounds of the '80s and '90s, and now the new New Wave of electroclash, all gesture back to that foundational album. Synthpop is a subgenre of New Wave and Pop music in which the Synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument Techno is a form of Electronic dance music (EDM that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, USA during the mid to late 1980s Electronic body music ( EBM, also known as aggropop) is a Music genre that combines elements of Industrial music and Electronic Electroclash is a style of Music that fuses " 
Rev's simple, keyboard riffs (initially played on a battered Farfisa organ before he acquired a synthesizer) were accompanied by primitive drum machines, proving an ideal backdrop for Vega's vocals. In Music, a riff is an Ostinato figure a repeated Chord progression, pattern refrain or melodic figure, often played by the Rhythm Farfisa is a manufacturer of electronics based in Italy The Farfisa brand name is commonly associated with a series of compact Electronic organ, and later a series of multi-timbral For the early "drum machine" computers that used a rotating cylinder as their main memory see Drum memory A drum machine is an Vega owed an obvious debt to Elvis Presley and rockabilly singers, but his muttering, shrieking, nervy delivery was unique, sounding at once both fragile and threatening. Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of Rock and roll music and emerged in the early 1950s
Suicide emerged alongside the early punk scene in New York City with a reputation for ferocious and controversial live shows; Vega stated "We started getting booed as soon as we came onstage. The City of New York A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. Just from the way we looked they started giving us hell already. "  The first album was reissued with bonus material including "23 Minutes Over Brussels", a recording of a Suicide concert that deteriorated into a riot. Vega and Rev both dressed like arty, pre-cyberpunk street thugs, and Vega was notorious for brandishing a length of motorcycle drive chain onstage. Cyberpunk is a Science fiction genre noted for its focus on " High tech and low life. Chain drive is a way of transmitting mechanical power from one place to another This sort of audience confrontation was inspired by Vega witnessing a Stooges concert in the early '70s, which he later described as "great art". The Stooges are an American rock band that was active from 1967 to 1974 then reformed in 2003
Their first album, Suicide (1977), is often regarded as a classic: One critic writes: "'Che', 'Ghost Rider'—these eerie, sturdy, steam-punk anthems rank among the most visionary, melodic experiments the rock realm has yet produced - they are the obvious precursor to nu-krautrock pioneers Die Plankton. Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and Speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s "  However, the ten-minute "Frankie Teardrop" might be the album's highlight, telling the harrowing story of a poverty-stricken Vietnam vet pushed to the edge: critic Emerson Dameron writes that the song is "one of the most terrifying, riveting, absurd things I’ve ever heard. Vietnam Era veteran is a phrase used to describe someone who served in the armed forces of participating countries during the Vietnam War. "
Suicide's albums and performances in the late 1970s and early 1980s are regarded as some of the most influential post punk recordings and helped shape the direction of indie rock, industrial music and dance music. Post-punk was a popular musical movement in the mid to late 1970s following on the heels of the initial Punk rock explosion of the early 1970s Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of Experimental music, especially but not necessarily Electronic music. This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. Among others, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Sisters of Mercy, Henry Rollins, Joy Division, She Wants Revenge, New Order, Soft Cell, Nick Cave, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Radiohead, Spacemen 3, spiritualized, Sonic Boom, Loop, The Fleshtones (both of whom have recorded cover versions of "Rocket USA"), Ric Ocasek of The Cars, R.E.M. and The Kills have listed Suicide as one of their influences. The Jesus and Mary Chain are an Alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride, Scotland in 1984 The Sisters of Mercy are an English Gothic rock band that formed in 1980 Henry Rollins (born February 13 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield) is an American singer-songwriter Spoken word Artist, Stand-up comedian, author Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. She Wants Revenge is an American band based in San Fernando Valley, California. New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner ( vocals, Guitars Synthesizers, Peter Hook Soft Cell are an English Synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957 in Warracknabeal, Victoria) is an Australian Musician, Songwriter, Author Sigue Sigue Sputnik is a British pop - Cyberpunk influenced band led by former Generation X bassist Tony James. Radiohead Spacemen 3 were an English rock band who formed in 1982 and whose career spanned from the Post-punk to Acid house eras Spiritualized are an English Space rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby Warwickshire by Jason Pierce (who often goes by the alias J Peter Kember (born 19 November 1965) is a British Musician more usually known as Sonic Boom. Loop was a South London band founded in 1986 by Robert Hampson and his wife Bex and active until 1991 Ric Ocasek (born Richard Otcasek on March 23, 1949, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American musician The Cars were an American rock band that emerged from the early New Wave music scene in the late 1970s REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar The Kills is an Indie rock band formed by American Vocalist Alison "VV" Mosshart and British Guitarist Jamie "Hotel" Bruce Springsteen is also a Suicide fan: he has performed their songs in concert, and Springsteen's "State Trooper" from his Nebraska album is clearly influenced by Suicide -- sounding almost like Suicide "unplugged". Nebraska is the sixth album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing Acoustic instruments It was produced by Viacom and was directed by Beth He used a solo keyboard version of "Dream Baby Dream" to close the concerts on his 2005 "Devils and Dust" tour.
In 1986 Alan Vega collaborated with Andrew Eldritch of The Sisters of Mercy on the 'Gift' album, released under the name of 'The Sisterhood'. Vega and Rev have both released solo albums, and Suicide released their first album in over a decade with 2002's American Supreme. This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2002 Sales, however, were slow and critical reception was mixed.
In 2005, SAF Publishing put out Suicide No Compromise, a "docu-biography" by David Nobahkt, which featured extensive interviews with Vega and Rev as well as many of their contemporaries and famous fans. Also that year, their song "Ghost Rider" was used in a Brazilian deodorant commercial.
Both Vega and Rev have recorded many solo albums.