Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available
For the first time since it's original release in 1980, Futurismo reissues the eponymous debut by Alan Vega, one half of electro punk legends Suicide. The Alan Vega LP is a piece of work drenched in the musical influences of his teenage years, and an album that welded an unexpected hit in the stand out opener "Jukebox Babe," a track of frantic rockabilly delivery and sparse instrumentation that seduces the listener by sculpting a sound that owed little to the 50's revival yet everything to the sensibilities of rock 'n' roll futurism.
Echoing the Suicide staple "Ghost Rider" – itself a construct of repetitive rhythms and minimalist drones, punctuated by a classic vocal delivery that harnessed Gene Vincent, Elvis and the idols of Vega's youth – "Jukebox Babe" was the cornerstone to an artistic expression that Vega continued to experiment with and implement throughout his solo self-titled effort and recordings beyond. With Suicide he and Martin Rev were responsible for the deconstruction of punk rock, a catalyst for the musical and aesthetic blueprints of what became post-punk, industrial rock and even synth pop. Here he takes a side step into the deconstruction of rock 'n' roll itself.
Pressed on colored 180g vinyl, the packaging comes complete with a neon printed sleeve that utilize scans from the original Curtis Knapp negatives, a huge A1 screen printed poster, a digital download of all the tracks, and to top it off brand new liner notes by musician and friend Henry Rollins. Having sadly passed away in 2016 this release is a tribute to Alan Vega's incredible talents and total lack of artistic fear. For fans of Vega and Suicide, this out of print gem is essential!
• Never before reissued 1980 LP
• Colored 180g vinyl pressing from Futurismo
• Huge A1 screen printed neon poster
• New liner notes by Henry Rollins
• Redux artwork utilizing photography scanned from the original negatives
• Digital download