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ARTIST
TITLE
Attempted: Live at Max's Kansas City 1980
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SFTRI 729CD SFTRI 729CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/29/2004

"Suicide is singer Alan Vega and keyboardist Martin Rev. They came out of the same New York City scene that spawned the Ramones, Patti Smith and the New York Dolls in the mid 70s. A blend of psychosis and sentimentality wrapped up in minimalistic drones, menacing vocals, mad scat lines, heavily echoed screams and screeches, incoherent mumbles and a dash of sugary crooning, the 'primal duo' (as they have been affectionately dubbed) recorded Live at Max's Kansas City 1980 and it features the distinctive Suicide sound in its most passionate and primitive form. Never intended for commercial release, this 'no frills' raw and wild punk ritual illustrates why Suicide are among rock 'n roll's consummate performers. Using only a 1950's rhythm machine and a cheap Farfisa keyboard on their legendary and eponymous self titled debut in1977, Suicide are considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of today's electronica movement and have influenced the likes of Jesus & Mary Chain, Spacemen 3, Stereolab and scores of others. This record released for the first time ever is nearly 80 minutes long and contains previously unreleased songs. Not for the faint of heart, Live at Max's Kansas City 1980 is perfect in all its imperfection ... even 24 years later."