After Iggy Pop, Suicide were the first true punks. Beginning in the early ’70s Alan Vega and Martin Rev, heavily influenced by the Velvets and Silver Apples, created a brand new, post-apocalyptic electronic sound that pissed off everyone that heard it. No drums. Just Martin’s synthesizer and Alan’s gloomy, Elvis-like mantras. Nothing would ever be the same after that.
Watch Vega discuss the origins and more in the fascinating and highly entertaining video interview above.