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Suicide Tribute EP Series

Post by Flex » 23 Jun 2008, 6:33pm

atch phrases like "way ahead of their time" and "blazing their own trail" don't really cut it-- Suicide were in their own sonic world entirely for most of the 1970s. It took folks a while to catch on, but catch on they did, and nowadays Alan Vega and Martin Rev are widely revered for their influence on punk, no wave, post-punk, noise, synth pop, and all manner of musical explorations that emerged in their wake.

But don't take my word for it. Just ask Liars, Spiritualized, Grinderman, Sunn O))) (with Pansonic), Klaxons, Primal Scream, Lydia Lunch, Peaches, Julian Cope, Vincent Gallo, or Bruce freaking Springsteen, all of whom contribute Suicide covers to an upcoming EP series from UK imprint Blast First (Petite).
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news ... er-suicide
Suicide Limited Edition EP Series:

EP #1:

01 Bruce Springsteen: "Dream Baby Dream"
02 Suicide: "Midnight Special" (live)
03 Shilpa Ray: "Mr. Ray"

EP #2:

01 The Horrors: "Shadazz"
02 Suicide: "Radiation"
03 Nik Void: "Rocket U.S.A."

EP #3:

01 Peaches: "Johnny"
02 Suicide: "Johnny" (live 1978)
03 S.C.U.M.: "Wild in Blue"
I describe this as... tentatively awesome.
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Re: Suicide Tribute EP Series

Post by tepista » 23 Jun 2008, 6:51pm

? & the Mysterians did "Cheree" on a 90's record they put out. It's baddass.
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Re: Suicide Tribute EP Series

Post by Wolter » 24 Jun 2008, 9:37am

Bruce, huh?
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Re: Suicide Tribute EP Series

Post by threecoffins » 24 Jun 2008, 11:08am

Wolter wrote:Bruce, huh?
If you listen to "State Trooper" off Nebraska, Bruce is doing a direct Suicide homage, including a perfect Vega-style yelp near the end.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jun 2008, 11:11am

threecoffins wrote:
Wolter wrote:Bruce, huh?
If you listen to "State Trooper" off Nebraska, Bruce is doing a direct Suicide homage, including a perfect Vega-style yelp near the end.
A la "Frankie Teardrop"?
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Re: Suicide Tribute EP Series

Post by Jimmy Jazz » 24 Jun 2008, 11:13am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
threecoffins wrote:
Wolter wrote:Bruce, huh?
If you listen to "State Trooper" off Nebraska, Bruce is doing a direct Suicide homage, including a perfect Vega-style yelp near the end.
A la "Frankie Teardrop"?
yep.

Bruce closed nearly every show of his Devils And Dust tour in 2005 with Dream Baby Dream. Seems to be a big Suicide fan.

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Re: Suicide Tribute EP Series

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jun 2008, 11:27am

Jimmy Jazz wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
threecoffins wrote:
Wolter wrote:Bruce, huh?
If you listen to "State Trooper" off Nebraska, Bruce is doing a direct Suicide homage, including a perfect Vega-style yelp near the end.
A la "Frankie Teardrop"?
yep.

Bruce closed nearly every show of his Devils And Dust tour in 2005 with Dream Baby Dream. Seems to be a big Suicide fan.
Seems odd. Maybe he and Vega shopped at the same sweat band store in the 80s.
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Re: Suicide Tribute EP Series

Post by tepista » 24 Jun 2008, 12:42pm

Dr. Medulla wrote: Maybe he and Vega shopped at the same sweat band store in the 80s.
I read that too fast, I thought you said they swapped spit.
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Re: Suicide Tribute EP Series

Post by eumaas » 24 Jun 2008, 12:44pm

tepista wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Maybe he and Vega shopped at the same sweat band store in the 80s.
I read that too fast, I thought you said they swapped spit.
stop reading matedog's bruce slash fiction. yeah he PMs it to me too but i don't read it
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