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Suicide – Dream Baby Dream (1979)

Wildly influential proto-electronica/post-punk (oh, yes!) from Alan Vega and Martin Rev.

Suicide started performing in the early 197os in the New York scene of the New York Dolls which then prohed into the classic ear of The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, et al.

This track was recorded in 1979 and appeared on the reissue of their second LP often known as “The Second Album” …. Pop perfection as the boys employ a rudimentary drum machine to become the Transatlantic counterparts to the Kraftwerk revolution.

Subsequently covered in his live shows by Bruce Springsteen (for example, here).

The studio version then a very rough live version from the ROIR sessions of the 1970s then an even sketchier live version from 2010. The first is the one to go for!

  1. Frodo
    June 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Quite brilliant. Hypnotic! Very Velvet Underground. I like it.


  2. Frodo
    June 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Bruce Springsteen’s version made me think that Arcade Fire could cover this quite well.


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