Alan Vega, real name Boruch Alan Bermowitz (June 23, 1938 – July 16, 2016), was the vocalist for 1970s and 80s punk/post punk duo Suicide.
Vega was born in Brooklyn, New York and began his career as a visual artist, gaining notoriety
for his "light sculptures". Eventually he opened his own lower Manhattan gallery space, which he
called The Project of Living Artists. The Project served as a stomping grounds for the likes of the
which featured a musician named Martin Rev on electric piano. Soon, Vega and Rev formed
Suicide, whose minimalist, aggressive music — a fusion of Rev's ominous, repetitive keyboards
and Vega's rockabilly snarl — helped pave the way for the electronic artists of the future. Suicide disbanded in 1980, and both Vega and Rev
undertook solo careers. Vega's self-titled 1980 debut and his 1981 album, Collision Drive, continued to explore the fractured rockabilly identity
soured during production for 1985's Just a Million Dreams, and at one point the label even attempted to remove the singer from his own studio sessions.
within their final encores on 26 January 1998 at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.
album Gift, where Vega featured as a virtual member of the The Chorus Of Vengeance, at the least.
In an interview with The Quietus in November 2011, Andrew Eldritch was asked about that issue as well:
Alan Vega is credited on the sleeve of Gift, but what was his actual involvement with the record?
AE: Andrew went back to Vega's apartment with a DAT recorder, played him the tracks and explained the scenario.
Andrew has a permanent visa to Planet Vega, because the two of them get on very well. Nobody else talks to Vega
like Eldritch talks to Vega.
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