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Alan Vega - Alan Vega

(180g Colored Vinyl LP)

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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 RollinsHaving 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


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