Cool Suicide tribute series planned; details below.
SUICIDE SINGLE SERIES SET FOR RELEASE
MAJOR ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE TO SUICIDE/VEGA IN YEAR-LONG, MONTHLY SERIES OF LIMITED EDITION OF 10" VINYL EP'S AND DOWNLOADS
ARTISTS PAYING TRIBUTE INCLUDE: Bruce Springsteen, Primal Scream, Peaches, Grinderman (feat. Nick Cave), Spiritualzed, The Horrors, Sunn 0))+Pansonic, Julian Cope, Lydia Lunch, Vincent Gallo, LIARS and More
To mark the occasion of Alan Vega's 70th birthday, UK-based label blastfirstpetite is releasing a year long, monthly, series of Limited Edition 10" Vinyl E.P's. and downloads.
The label also releases this month "Suicide 1977-1978" a 6-CD box that features thirteen complete live Suicide sets from the early New York performances and their legendary first European tour supporting both The Clash & Elvis Costello. Hear so called "Punks" out-punked
The groundbreaking singles-series will feature an established recording artist paying tribute to Alan by covering one of his songs, plus a previously unreleased Suicide/Vega rarity from the archives and, showing that Vega's work continues to inspire, a cover version by a young and upcoming band.
Major artists included are:
Bruce Springsteen, Primal Scream, Peaches, Grinderman (feat. Nick Cave), Spiritualised, The Horrors, Sunn 0))+Pansonic, Julian Cope, Lydia Lunch, Vincent Gallo, LIARS, & The Klaxons.
Upcoming bands are:
Beat The Devil/Shilpa Ray, No Bra, HTRK, X-Vectors, Nik Void (ex Kaito) , Effi Briest, S.C.U.M, Stephen Burroughs (ex Head Of David).
Vega is best known as the vocalist half of the duo SUICIDE who last year received MOJO magazine's 'Sound Innovators" Award and whose first album frequently shows up in Rolling Stone or SPIN magazine anniversary overviews of the best punk albums.
Massively influential Suicide are often credited as inventing the basic (non guitar) blueprint to much of the 80's synth pop of Depeche Mode, Soft Cell , Human League and are frequently name checked by anyone from the likes of Henry Rollins,, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore to James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.
The first of the three singles is outlined here.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - DREAM BABY DREAM 6:55
SUICIDE - MIDNIGHT SPECIAL LIVE 3:51
BEAT THE DEVIL / SHILPA RAY - MR RAY 5:30
COVER IMAGE : EDWARD MAPPLETHORPE
TWO EDITIONS OF 4000 EACH BLACK & CLEAR VINYL
THE HORRORS - SHADAZZ 4:18
SUICIDE - RADIATION 5:06
NIK VOID - ROCKET USA 3:58
COVER IMAGE : ALEX ROSE
EDITION OF 3000
PEACHES -JONNY 2:01
SUICIDE - JONNY LIVE 1978 3:07
S.C.U.M. - WILD IN BLUE 5:23
COVER IMAGE : CARY KWOK
EDITION OF 2000