236. Suicide

Often when we look at music that was recorded thirty years ago, it feels that it was recorded thirty years ago. It doesn’t mean that we can’t appreciate it, but it may give it some feeling that we are listening to music with a dated quality. With the music of Suicide, those who may be hearing it for the first time may have a hard time believing that it was done thirty years ago, or understand where a lot of today’s music came from.   Like Kraftwerk, Suicide delved into minimalism and stressed Electronic over Guitars. They were as much music as they were performance art. Musically they were little more than a haunting synthesizer and a pseudo Beat style lyrics, but for something so completely stripped down it was so complex. Nothing before (and very little after) sounded so haunting and ominous. They would be deliberately confrontational in concert…
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