https://driftrecords.com/products/alan-vega-alan-vega10646223876Alan Vega - Alan Vega//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/FUTNO26_large.jpg?v=1526971344//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/FUTNO26_medium.jpg?v=152697134433.99GBPOutOfStockAlan VegaAlan VegaFuturismoFor the first time since it’s original release in 1980, Futurismo reissue the first solo Self-Titled LP by Alan Vega, one half of electro punk legends Suicide.
Available in two poppin' editions;
+ Rockin Fireball coloured vinyl. Trans Orange Marbled with Red and Yellow. + Vapid City coloured vinyl. Solid White Marbled with Black.
Alan Vega’s Self-Titled 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 Alan Vega continued to experiment with and implement throughout his solo Self-Titled LP and recordings beyond. With Suicide he and Martin Rev where 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. On his Self-Titled solo outing he takes a side step into the deconstruction of rock ’n’ roll itself. Contained within the LP is a neon printed sleeve that utilize scans from the original Curtis Knapp negatives, is a huge A1 Screenprinted 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 his incredible talents and total lack of artistic fear, for fans of Alan Vega and Suicide this out of print gem is essential!