The Estate of Alan Vega


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Alan Vega
(1938 - 2016)
Lived and worked in New York, NY 

Born Alan Berkowitz, Vega is known first as one-half of the groundbreaking electro-punk duo Suicide. The twosome initiated the merger of adversarial rock and anti-establishment performance that became punk, even as it left the movement behind. They abandoned guitar and embraced synthesizer and drum machine, and were, as Legs McNeil has called them, “dangerous, wildly unpredictable, chaotic performance art” and “about 30 years ahead of its time.” A.R.E. Weapons’ Brian McPeck has called Vega “an Elvis from hell.”