Alan Vega ALAN VEGA

ALBUM ZE.LP77
Original Release on ZE 1980

8 Tracks 

Licenced to Celluloid

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ALAN VEGA_ DEBUT ALBUM _ 1981

AllMusic Review by Victor W. Valdivia

Alan Vega used his first solo album to distance himself from the music made by his pioneering synth-punk duo Suicide. Where Suicide deliberately used cheap, loud synthesizers to generate a cold, crude sound, Vega hired a guitarist and made, for all intents and purposes, a rockabilly album. "Lonely" is Vega's homage to "Heartbreak Hotel," and it's as full of yelps and pleading as the original, as Vega does his best Elvis impression. The gorgeous "Ice Drummer" may be Vega's best solo track, a beautiful shiny pop gem. Only "Bye Bye Bayou," a misguided attempt to fuse '50s rock and Vega's extended performance art pieces, falls flat. Still, golden pop moments like "Ice Drummer" are good reminders of why Vega, for all his eccentricities, remains a musician worth caring about.

A1  Jukebox Babe

A2  Fireball

A3  Kung Foo Cowboy

A4  Love Cry

B1  Speedway

B2  Ice Drummer

B3  Bye Bye Bayou

B4  Lonely

 

Engineer – David Lichtenstein

Guitar – Phil Hawk

Photography By [Cover] – Curtis Knapp  

Producer – Alan Vega

Vocals – Alan Vega

Recorded at Skyline Studios, NYC.

To Anne Deon

Track List
  • 1
    Juke Box Baby
    04:46
  • 2
    Fireball
    03:55
  • 3
    Kung Fu Cowboy
    03:25
  • 4
    Love Cry
    04:48
  • 5
    Speeway
    02:32
  • 6
    Ice drummer
    04:26
  • 7
    Bye bye Bayou
    08:40
  • 8
    Lonely
    02:45
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