As Suicide, New York City's Alan Vega and Martin Rev created a type of music unlike anything else going on around them in the punk era. Combining Vega's punk/futurist Presleyisms with the electronic squeaks and squawks of Rev's keyboards and rhythm machines, Suicide created a sinister yet strangely joyous noise that inspired everyone from the Cars to the 21st century electroclash movement. Though they'll forever be identified as part of the downtown N.Y.C. no wave scene of the 1970s and early '80s, they periodically reunited into the new millennium, prior to Vega's death in 2016.
ORIGINNew York, NY