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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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  • limonad_limonad

    Очень знаковая группа, слушать- только с открытым ртом, либо с лицом, типа что- то понимаешь, а твой товарищ, который говорит "выключи эту пленную хуйню"- нет. А ты ему, в свою очередь: "да это семидесятые, да твой тиесто ещё не родился тогда", и т.д., по тексту.

    28 Jul 9:57am Reply
  • enJoy_Bananas

    Это ни с чем не созвучная музыка. Музыка Короля-Луны и Короля Артура.

    26 Jul 2:16pm Reply
  • Nochek

    Thanks.

    19 Jul 9:17am Reply
  • Wondermoose

    happy birthday Alan Vega

    23 Jun 10:54pm Reply
  • jerkcurb

    best fuckin band

    4 Jun 1:54pm Reply
  • Gaffes

    Vega is a hero.

    31 May 10:34pm Reply
  • thelionrampant

    My Frankie Friend

    22 May 10:50am Reply
  • innercities

    We're all fucking Frankies!!

    12 May 9:50pm Reply
  • Mr_Puchechkin

    I LOVE THIS GAYS

    24 Apr 6:17pm 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
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