Alan Vega

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About Alan Vega

As half of the pioneering electronic punk duo Suicide and as a solo artist, Alan Vega pushed his art to its limit. With Suicide, Vega's unwaveringly intense vocals were the perfect contrast to Martin Rev's icy electronics. However, on early solo albums such as 1980's Alan Vega, he concentrated on Gene Vincent's and Roy Orbison's twangy influences on his music. He balanced his pop and experimental sides on 1983's Saturn Strip, but in the '90s, with Suicide's legacy firmly in place, Vega returned to more uncompromising sounds on albums such as 1995's New Raceion. His music remained unapologetically challenging as he railed against injustice over caustic electronics and beats on 2007's Station and 2017's posthumous It, while the series of archival releases that began with 2021's Mutator confirmed Vega was as tirelessly creative as he was prolific.

Brooklyn, NY, United States
June 23, 1938

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