SUICIDE – ” Surrender : A Collection “

Posted: January 27, 2022 in MUSIC
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Mute / BMG Records announce “Surrender: A Collection” by influential electronic-punk duo Suicide on 18th March 2022.This brand new, remastered collection spans Alan Vega & Marty Rev’s forty year career and serves as an introduction to their raw, eclectic and inspiring catalogue. Although the band barely received any credit during their career, Suicide are cited as one of the most inspirational bands of the 1970s, influencing the likes Soft Cell, Depeche Mode and The Jesus And Mary Chain, whilst garnering fans in Nick Cave, Jim Thirlwell, M.I.A., Spiritualized, Lydia Lunch, Bobby Gillespie and Savages to name a few.

Suicide made some of the coolest, Most uncomprising music ever inflicted. This gathering of songs is not a best of or is it a definative all you need to know compilation. It is an introduction that will hopefully compel you to explore their albums. “Surrender”. Presented as a limited edition double album, on 140g Blood Red Vinyl in an embossed outer and mirror board inner gatefold, this unique package also contains a set of brand new, extensive and extraordinary liner notes by long serving fan/collaborator and NYC stalwart Henry Rollins.

Suicide have shared “Frankie Teardrop (First Version),” which features different lyrics than the original 1977 song, and an accompanying short film directed by the Jesus and Mary Chain’s Douglas Hart. Check it out below.

The tracklisting, collated by Marty Rev, Liz Lamere, and Henry Rollins, includes tracks from their classic debut album, “Suicide” (1977), to their final outing, “American Supreme” (2002). The LP also features two brand new, unheard tracks “Girl (Unreleased Version)” and “Frankie Teardrop (First Version)“. The package has been full remastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering and is also available as a 1CD digipack and digitally.

In 2016, Alan Vega died at the age of 78. The following year, his posthumous album It came out and Martin Rev released his solo album “Demolition 9”. In 2021, the lost Vega record “Mutator” and the full-length Alan Vega After Dark, a previously unreleased late-night session with Pink Slip Daddy members Ben Vaughn, Barb Dwyer, and Palmyra Delran, were also released. Sacred Bones will release Vega’s posthumous “Invasion” b/w ”Murder One” 12″ on February 25th, too.

Suicide – Surrender : A Collection (Blood Red Vinyl) £33.99 (March 18th)

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