Suicide – First Rehearsal Tapes
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. First Rehearsal Tapes is a collection of songs recorded in 1975, where Alan Vega and Martin Rev create minimalist aural structures, traces of which would surface on their eponymous debut album.
Label: Superior Viaduct
Cat. # SV128