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There are multiple artists bands with this name: 1) An American duo of the ’70s. 2) A band from Turkey, who pioneered the Turkish death metal scene. 3) A DJ from Russia. 4) A / band from Milevsko, Czech Republic. 5) A Croatian rapper.

1) Suicide is an American electronic proto-punk musical duo, intermittently active since 1970 and composed of vocalist Alan Vega and Martin Rev on synthesizers and drum machines. They are an early synthesizer/vocal musical duo.

Never widely popular amongst the general public, Suicide are highly influential: critic Wilson Neate argues that Suicide “would prove as influential as The Clash. Listening to their self-titled 1977 debut from the vantage point of late 2002, it’s all so obvious: The synthpop, 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.
In a November 1970 flyer the band was the first ever to use the phrase “punk music” to advertise a concert.
Suicide took their name from the title of a Ghost Rider comic book titled Satan Suicide, a favorite of Alan Vega. Rev’s simple keyboard riffs, (initially played on a battered Farfisa organ combined with effects units, before changing to a synthesizer), were accompanied by primitive drum machines, providing a pulsing, minimalistic, electronic backdrop for Vega’s murmuring and nervy vocals. They were the first band to use the term punk to describe themselves, which they had adopted from an article by Lester Bangs. Some of their earliest posters use the terms “punk music” and “punk music mass”.

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  • Mr_Puchechkin

    I LOVE THIS GAYS

    5 hours ago Reply
  • camiladepre

    love it!!!

    5 Apr 12:01am Reply
  • Luneburger

    fab

    10 Mar 8:33pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    Neon Rock'n'Roll

    2 Mar 9:43pm Reply
  • Synthetic

    "The album of live recordings that comes with Suicide (First Album) kill me. I listen to that shit before I listen to the LP sometimes." — Snap. I really need to get hold of some more live material, are there any recommendations? Bootlegs etc?

    1 Mar 7:58pm Reply
  • grey_shadow

    WKGB kinda similar to early Suicide...experiments with EMS synthesizers and guitar from 1977-1979

    18 Feb 4:57pm Reply
  • Cleberry

    said in the style of Chris from Parks and Recreation: Suicide is LITERALLY, the best music to grout bathroom tiles to. In a good way

    15 Feb 5:10pm Reply
  • memristor

    "experimental" ????

    2 Feb 3:55am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    может быть они и не talking heads, но в плане сочетания новаторства и эмоциональности им нет равных. Первый альбом - вершина.

    21 Jan 12:11pm Reply
  • Maglor_T

    We're all lying in hell.

    14 Jan 9:26pm Reply
  • Jaina999

    Rocket USA ❤

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Amrabart

    we're all Frankies

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • splatter38

    suicide is the best^^

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • megajosh2

    The album of live recordings that comes with Suicide (First Album) kill me. I listen to that shit before I listen to the LP sometimes.

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Sunzy

    Keep Your Dreams (Live at CBGBs) version is so beautiful. Rev and Vega

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • megajosh2

    Yeah that Croatian rapper has some steep fucking competition for attention, if it weren't already bad enough that he was a Croatian rapper.

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • groovez0ne

    Vega, Rev and Suicide are very cool ... NoWave Forever!

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • State-records

    for connoisseurs of suicide : http://zxelectric.bandcamp.com/

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mrgypsum

    There are at least three bands with this name: 1.) An American synth punk duo of the ’70s. 2.) A death metal band hailing from Turkey, who pioneered the Turkish death metal scene. 3.) A grunge/hardcore band from Milevsko, Czech Republic. 4.) A darkstep/dnb DJ from The Russian Federation 5.) A Croatian rapper HAHAHA its too bad last.fm will never be able to distinguish which are which.

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • voodoo_rites

    cvlt

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
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