Martin Rev – Martin Rev

It isn't exactly accurate to describe Martin Rev as some forgotten genius of innovative electronica. A great many music listeners know of / have heard / remember his collaboration with vocalist Alan Vega as Suicide, a band whose then groundbreaking approach to musicianship and songwriting alienated as many fans as it attracted at the end of the … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#27 (Gallon Drunk’s James Johnston on Suicide)

Gallon Drunk’s James Johnston on… Suicide’s Suicide (Red Star Records, 1977) I remember the first time I heard this album. Joe Byfield, who later went on to become the maraca player in Gallon Drunk, played it to me one night when I was staying round at his place after a band rehearsal. We were playing together in what was basically a garage … [Read more...]