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Alan Vega the electronic suicide punk has left the scene at age 78. Best known for his work with Martin Rev in the band Suicide, Vega’s brash and uncompromising musical style put him in position where you either loved his work or hated it. In 1979 while opening up for the Cars in Boston he dropped by the Boston Architectural Center for a chat with Oedipus who was doing a live remote of his “Demi Mode” show for WTBS. The interview was filmed at the punkt data show organized by Mark Flynn and his cadre of artistic hooligans.  Alan shares his stories of touring with the Clash in Europe, being punched out by skinheads, and tear gassed in Belgium. All in a days work of artist who put it all on the line whether you liked it or not. RIP Alan Vega.

 

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Alan Vega Electro_Punk Leaves the Planet at 78