Suicide

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2002 (The 2003 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2029 (ranked #308) .


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Suicide (1977)

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Ghost Rider (1977)
Frankie Teardrop (1977)
Dream Baby Dream (1979)

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Will Suicide be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Unlikely, but a must. They've been around since 1971. That's before Cabaret Voltaire, Pere Ubu, even Kraftwerk (as we know them). They started as two guys jamming with a primitive drum machine and became the original No Wave group. They deserve some level of ridiculous hero worship, even if it's from another New York amateur rock duo that writes songs about comic books and maniacs.

Posted by J.H.M. on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 20:52pm


Minimalist legends.

Posted by classicrocker on Thursday, 11.20.08 @ 22:30pm


This band is too cool for words. There first and second albums were MASSIVELY influential. Innovative, yes. Springsteen covers one of their songs (Dream Baby Dream) and the stark sparseness and blood curdling shouts on State Trooper were DIRECTLY inspired by tracks like "Frankie Teardrop". It would be unreal to see the Boss induct them.

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 05.4.10 @ 17:50pm


Yeah, they should be in. The only synth acts that predate them are Isao Tomita, Wendy Carlos and Tangerine Dream. They come around from the same sort of time as Kraftwerk.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 05.15.10 @ 06:48am


I cannot stress the importance of this group. Kind of like Kraftwerk if they were American, wrote pop-length songs and had a *beyond* punk attitude.

Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 07.9.10 @ 19:14pm


I cannot stress the importance of this group. Kind of like Kraftwerk if they were American, wrote pop-length songs and had a *beyond* punk attitude.

Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 07.9.10 @ 19:14pm
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Strongly seconded. Their influence on punk, post-punk and almost any form of electronic rock is staggering.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 07.9.10 @ 19:43pm


They certainly aren't my thing, at all. However, being objectively-oriented (whatever that means) I know they were very influence and innovative not only to other scenes mentioned but also to the No Wave scene.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 05:45am


You know, it's been 8 months since I posted the above comment and I have to say, this band has really grown on me. When I first heard about them maybe over a year ago now and checked out a bit of their first album, I thought it was pretty cool and I could hear how influential it was to later movements. Nevertheless, it took a couple of listens to their first album and pretty much everything else I could find by them before I started to consider myself a fan. Now I can safely say that the first sentence of that above comment by me no longer applies.

Recently I came across an article somewhere (forget where) that referred to Suicide as "what the baby of Silver Apples and the Stooges would sound like." I think that's actually pretty accurate and does a good job of showcasing their importance.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 04.4.11 @ 11:49am


RIP, Marty Thau, manager of the New York Dolls and Suicide

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 18:09pm


This group is likely the greatest electronic group this side of Kraftwerk. They were protopunk as well as being extreme minimalists. Alan Vega is a genius and I'm fairly certain that they influenced more people than any shitty prog rock band ever would have. Also I have to thank Suicide for inspiration as well as the existence for another group that needs to be inducted... Devo.

Posted by jdog on Tuesday, 12.15.15 @ 14:34pm


I must admit that you have really piqued my interest, since I have never heard of them. By the way, please tell me which prog band are you referring to?

Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 12.16.15 @ 01:11am


More or less just bands like Yes, King Crimson, or bands like Rush that are already in the hall when they neglect the most influential artists in experimental music. Also another added bonus Rolling Stones 500 best albums of all time included Suicides debut album whereas none of the bands I listed appeared anywhere on the list

Posted by jdog on Wednesday, 12.16.15 @ 09:35am


RIP, Alan Vega

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 07.17.16 @ 12:25pm


RIP, Alan Vega

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 07.17.16 @ 12:25pm


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