Suicide: Dream Baby Dream

Alan Vega—solo artist and one half of Suicide—passed away this weekend, aged 76. Vega (born Boruch Alan Bermowitz) and his bandmate Martin Rev influenced countless musicians (most notably Bruce Springsteen) with their minimal and experimental take on punk music. Their sublime song “Dream Baby Dream” (1979) is one of their best known and most ethereal. At the time, their music sounded quite unlike anything else—proving Suicide to be as misunderstood as they were appreciated.