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The sad news came from the United States. On the 79 th year of life died Alan Vega – the founder and frontman of the legendary band Suicide, which is considered fundamental to the establishment and development of several musical genres -. Punk rock, synth-pop, industrial and even techno
An unfortunate fact on its official website confirmed the singer hardcore formation Black Flag Henry Rollins. He also published an open letter to the Vega family, who named Alan lives “entirely devoted to the expression of what his vision of the world”.
The cause of death is not specified. But we know that Vega died in his sleep.
Suicide Group was established in 1971, and was composed of only two people – myself Vega and Martin Rev (synthesizer, drum machine). Music band is minimalist, cool electronic sound and, at the same time, the pressure of going wild, nerve and aggression.
Attacks and extravagantly on stage behaved himself Alan Vega. He, in particular, it abused its visitors concerts, waving a motorcycle chain, and sometimes get into fights with the public.
Among the bands and artists that are influenced Suicide, many legends. This, for example, Joy Division, Swans, Bruce Springsteen and more young R.E.M., Radiohead and She Wants Revenge.
It is noteworthy that it was Alan Vega coined the word “punk” in its current sense. Suicide appearances he is still in the early ’70s called “punk-Messi”.