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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Years Active: 1971-present
Genres: No Wave, Art Punk, Art Rock, New Wave, Industrial, Synthpunk

Suicide is an American, electronic protopunk musical duo, intermittently active since 1971 and composed of vocalist Alan Vega and Martin Rev on synthesizers and drum machines. They are an early synthesizer/vocal musical duo. Never widely popular amongst the general public, Suicide are highly influential: critic Wilson Neate writes that Suicide "would prove as influential as The Clash. Listening to their self-titled 1977 debut from the vantage point of late 2002, it's all so obvious: the synthpop, techno, and industrial dance sounds of the '80s and '90s, and now the new New Wave of electroclash, all gesture back to that foundational album." In a November 1970 flyer the band was the first ev... Continue Bio >>

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