What Were Suicide Concerts Like In NYC

A History of Alan Vega And Martin Rev
Alan Vega and Martin Rev were the co-founders of legendary avant-garde New York City band Suicide. Suicide remained a two-piece throughout their entire career and still play shows throughout the world. Suicide is highly recognized as being the inventors of post-punk and electro-punk. Martin Rev used synthesizers and drum machines while Alan Vega sang and violently moved on stage. They were markedly different because they refused to use guitars, but played electronic instruments instead. They were part of the punk scene in New York City in the mid 1970s.

The Dynamic Structure of New York City Band Suicide
Suicide was known for their unusual and violent shows. Alan Vega would often hit himself and intentionally strive to make the audience uncomfortable. He was compared to Iggy Pop, Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley. Suicide’s New York City shows were unlike any other musical performance in history. They were also banned from playing at CBGBs in the late ’70s. However, they toured with Elvis Costello, The Clash and The Cars. The music of Suicide is considered one of the most influential groups in history.

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