Alan Vega (born June 23, 1938, Brooklyn, New York, USA - died July 16, 2016) was an American musician, vocalist and sculptor and one half of the seminal electronic duo Suicide. He began his career as a visual artist, gaining notoriety for his "light sculptures" eventually Vega opened his own lower Manhattan gallery space, which he dubbed the Project of Living Artists.
Complete your Alan Vega collection. This a strange album. It is like Alan Vega pays tribute to the rock pionneers. See new liners notes by Henry Rollins for this. Another look is on this is to refer to Henry Flynt works : not only Alan Vega wanted to pay just a tribute but he also wanted to record what was a rock sound now forgotten.
Alan Vega (Boruch Alan Bermowitz, June 23, 1938 – July 16, 2016) was an American vocalist and visual artist, primarily known for his work with the electronic protopunk duo Suicide. Alan Bermowitz was raised in a Jewish household in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
Vocalist Alan Vega wasn’t as involved in the instrumentals as in their previous album. He stayed away from the musical part of the record to concentrate on the lyrics and vocals. Pushed by their label, ZE Records, the album took a pop approach to the Suicide formula presented in their debut. The rough edges that characterized the band were replaced with a modern, disco sound. This departure from the style they were known for was acknowledged by Martin, saying that the album didn’t truly reflect what Suicide was about
Alan Vega used his first solo album to distance himself from the music made by his pioneering synth-punk duo Suicide. Lonely" is Vega's homage to "Heartbreak Hotel," and it's as full of yelps and pleading as the original, as Vega does his best Elvis impression
|A1||Juke Box Baby||4:47|
|A2||Kung Foo Cowboy||3:24|
|B3||Bye Bye Bayou||8:37|
- Engineer – David Lichtenstein
- Guitar – Phil Hawk
- Producer – Alan Vega
NotesAvailable in two different limited edition 180g colour vinyl: ‘Rockin’ Fireball’ (Trans Orange Marbled with Red and Yellow) This
Vapid City’ (Solid White Marbled with Black)
Huge A1 Screenprinted Neon Poster
New Liner Notes by HENRY ROLLINS
Redux Artwork utilizing photography scanned from the original negatives
|PVC 7915||Alan Vega||Alan Vega (LP, Album)||PVC Records, ZE Records||PVC 7915||US||1980|
|CEL 529 568, 529-568, 529 568||Alan Vega||Alan Vega (LP, Album)||Celluloid, Celluloid, ZE Records||CEL 529 568, 529-568, 529 568||France||1981|
|IPCD 2013-36||Alan Vega||Alan Vega (CD, Album)||Interphon||IPCD 2013-36||Germany||1987|
|203 741-320||Alan Vega||Alan Vega (LP, Album)||Celluloid||203 741-320||Germany||1981|
|CELL 529568||Alan Vega||Alan Vega (8xFile, WAV, Album)||Celluloid||CELL 529568||US||Unknown|