I really didn’t know what to expect from this album. I had never heard of them before, so I decided to do a little background reading on the Wikipedia machine. The band consists of two members, Alan Vega and Martin Rev. This debut album is best described as a electro-punk. The themes they tackle in this album have a lot to do with how America seemed to be destroying itself in the 1970s. (Insert comment about how the more things change . . . )
I fully anticipated that I would not like this album. But I was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn’t say I’d go looking for more from Suicide, but several of the songs on this album were interesting. The lyrics were fine, but the instrumentation with heavy use of synthesizers and electronic drums was interesting and seems well ahead of their time.