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Boruch Alan Bermowitz June 23, — July 16,known professionally as Alan Vegawas an American vocalist and visual artist, primarily known for his work with the electronic protopunk duo Suicide. Alan Bermowitz was raised in BensonhurstBrooklyn. Until the announcement of the 70th birthday release of his recordings inVega was widely thought to have been ten years younger; the book Suicide: No Compromise lists as his P.S.
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Although Lydia Lunch And Genesis P-Orridge - Re-Up of Catholicism were important to his lyrics and visual art over the years, in a interview with The Jewish Chronicle he admitted he lied about his own religious upbringing to "fuel the myth".
In the mid s, he attended Brooklyn College where he studied both physics and fine art under Ad Reinhardt and Kurt Seligmann  and graduated in Calling himself Alan Suicide, he graduated from painting to light sculptures, [note 1] many of which were constructed of electronic debris. Together, the two began experimenting with music and formed the band Suicide along with guitarist Paul Liebgott. Calling himself "Nasty Cut", he used the terms "Punk Music" and "Punk Music Mass" in flyers to describe their music,  which he adopted from an article by Lester Bangs.
With Bermowitz finally settling on Alan Suicide as a working name, they began to play music venues. InVega released his eponymous first solo record. It defined the frantic rockabilly style that he would use in his solo work for the next several years, with the song "Jukebox Babe" becoming a hit single in France. Inhe released the more commercially viable Just a Million Dreams, but was dropped from his record label after its release.
The album originally was set to be produced by Ric Ocasek as Feel That High - Various - Liquid Soldiers follow-up to the critically acclaimed Saturn Stripbut production switched over to Chris Lord-Alge and Vega ran into several difficulties during the recording sessions.
Recordsand Suicide went overseas to promote the album by performing the song "Surrender" in Paris Moonflake - Buckethead s Cobra Strike - Cobra Strike II: Ⓨ,Ⓨ+Ⓑ,Ⓧ+Ⓨ‹Hold›← was aired on French television.
Shortly thereafter, Vega met future wife and music partner Elizabeth Lamere while piecing together sound experiments that would evolve Reaching Out - Ann Bell Fell - Annbellievable! his fifth solo album, Deuce Avenue Deuce Avenue marked his return to minimalist electronic music, At Last - Etant Donnes* With Alan Vega to his work with Suicide, in which he combined drum machines and effects with free-form prose.
Over the next decade he would release several more solo records as well Erased - Paradise Lost - Symbol Of Life perform with Suicide.
Inart dealer Jeffrey Deitch tracked him down after a couple of his young gallery employees "gushed" over a Suicide gig at At Last - Etant Donnes* With Alan Vega NYC Knitting Factory. Vega's tenth solo album, Stationwas released on Blast First Records in and was described by At Last - Etant Donnes* With Alan Vega colleagues as "his hardest, heaviest album for quite a while, all self-played and produced.
InVega suffered a stroke. That, and problems with his knees, led him to focus on less physically demanding art, such as painting, rather than music. He continued to live in downtown New York City. InVega made a small return to music by contributing vocals to the song "Tangerine" on French pop veteran singer Christophe 's album Les Vestiges du chaos.
The album cover and inner sleeves featured Vega's original artwork. On Vega's religious views, he was raised in the Jewish faith, but declared himself to be Catholic for many years due to his mother's upbringing. When asked about God he stated, "I distrust the name 'God' but, yes, I do believe in a higher power, God is in all of us," he says, before deciding: "There is an immense power.
There has to be. Vega died in his sleep on July 16, at the age of His death was announced by musician and radio host Henry Rollinswho shared an official statement from Vega's family on his website. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American musician and painter. The first time I did a light piece was when I was working on a very big purple painting.
There was one light bulb in the room and Lydia Lunch And Genesis P-Orridge - Re-Up I walked around I noticed how the painting acquired different aspects. I wanted it to be one color so I said, "Fuck this, man!
That's what got me moving more intensely in the direction of doing music. Compared with Iggy, whatever I was doing as an artist felt insignificant. January 29, Google Books. Retrieved May 11, Los Angeles Times. August 11, Retrieved May 6, June 5, Rolling Stone. September 12, Retrieved May 9, Alan Suicide Vega — Infinite Mercy? Brooklyn College Magazine. Spring Retrieved May 10, Village Voice. September 25, From The Archives.
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Vega is similarly ambivalent. He alludes to the "miraculous" nature of his career with Suicide and fateful meeting with Rev, begging the question — does he believe in a higher power? He adds that he shares the rationalist stance of Spinoza, the 17th-century Jewish philosopher and "pantheist theologian". Alan Vega Martin Rev. Half Alive. Namespaces Article Talk.
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