A sequel that’s faster, flashier and more bombastic than the original
London Highbury Garage
Suicide have managed to keep their edge across the decades and this qualifies them for the title 'vastly influential'...
Suicide, on the other hand, have no such problems with longevity. The art noise electro pioneering duo of Alan Vega and Martin Rev have been at this since their days on the edges of the New York art scene of the '70s. The programme has remained pretty much the same on tonight's evidence with Rev dragging and wrenching dissonant noise from his electronics while Vega pounces and shouts odd Beat-like verse on top. Vega has lost none of his love of fucking things up. Tonight's rendition of the classic 'Ghostrider' is almost entirely unrecognisable as he blasts through it with a huge grin on his face. 'Cheree' and the inevitable encore 'Rocket USA' are more familiar.
Suicide have managed to keep their edge across the decades and this qualifies them for the title 'vastly influential'. From Soft Cell to Throbbing Gristle to Primal Scream (some of whom are in the audience tonight). A brilliant and bizarre example of how to grow old gracefully.
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