Suicide Tribute EPs + Live Box Announced

Alan Vega: the man who
put the “thug” in the term “thug-punk”…

By Fred Mills

 

Whattaya get when you line up Bruce Springsteen, Primal
Scream, Peaches, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Spiritualized, the Horrors, Sunn
0))+Pansonic, Julian Cope, Lydia Lunch, Vincent Gallo, Klaxons and the Liars?
Why, a year-long, monthly series of limited edition 10-inch EPs all paying
tribute to legendary electro-punk godfathers Suicide and helping mark vocalist
Alan Vega’s upcoming birthday. The first EP will be released on July 28 (track
listing below).

 

UK label Blast First (Petite) is behind the series and will
additionally be releasing this month Suicide
1977-1978
a 6-CD box (limited to 300 copies) 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. Some
of the shows have been bootlegged in the past but have never before seen
official release with top-notch sound quality. They are culled from the
archives of Howard Thompson, the man who originally signed Suicide to
Bronze/EMI outside of the USA.

 

Meanwhile, each EP 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 a cover version by a young
and upcoming band. Those whippersnappers include 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).

 

First Three EPs’
Track Listings:

 

July28:
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

August 25:
THE HORRORS – SHADAZZ 4:18
SUICIDE – RADIATION 5:06
NIK VOID – ROCKET USA 3:58

COVER IMAGE : ALEX ROSE
EDITION OF 3000

Sept. 29:
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

 

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Suicide 1977-1978 Track Listing:

DISC 1 1977 NYC 
[46:52]

1 SUICIDE CBGB Sept 29 1977         
     24:43   
2 SUICIDE CBGB Dec 3 1977 set2     
     22:09    

DISC 2 1978 NYC 
[71:21]

1 SUICIDE The Palladium NYC Jan 7 1978     
21:45  
2 SUICIDE Maxs Jan 13 1978          
          22:55  
3 SUICIDE CBGB Feb 3 1978          
          26:41  

DISC 3 1978
BELGIUM/FRANCE  [70:42]

1 SUICIDE Brussels June 16 1978
              
              
23:44  
2 SUICIDE Paris Olympia+Backstage June 18 1978 
          46:58  

DISC 4 1978 GERMANY  [68:29]
1 SUICIDE Hamburg Audiomax June 28
1978             
     21:26 
2 SUICIDE Berlin Kant Kino/Neue Welt June 30
1978           22:42 
3 SUICIDE Berlin
Kant Kino/Neue Welt June 30 1978 set2 24:21 

DISC 5 1978 UK  [64:17]
1 SUICIDE London MusicMachine July 24 1978
          25:37 
2 SUICIDE Our Price Radio Ad          
              
       1:09 
3 SUICIDE Erics Liverpool July 29 1978
              
     31:12 
4 SUICIDE Erics pt 2 Frankie Teardrop July 29 1978     
6:19 

DISC 6 1978 NYC [AFTER
EUROPE]  [43:35]

1 SUICIDE Maxs August 25 1978 recorded by Eric Mache 43:35


 

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