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Attempted: Live at Max's Kansas City, 1980


Download links and information about Attempted: Live at Max's Kansas City, 1980 by Suicide. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:13:29 minutes.

Artist: Suicide
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:13:29
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No. Title Length
1. Harlem 6:29
2. Radiation 7:25
3. Dream Baby Dream 5:58
4. Ghost Rider 8:16
5. Cadillac 6:16
6. Dance 6:30
7. 96 Tears 6:04
8. Rocket USA 3:26
9. Touch Me / Be Bop a Lula 6:30
10. Night Time 6:34
11. Jesus 3:50
12. Frankie Teardrop 6:11



Suicide was a vicious live act that could lead an unprepared audience into a riot, such was the extremism of its early performances. Rock audiences of the '70s had simply never heard anything so unusual or confrontational. By 1980, the duo of Alan Vega and Martin Rev were better known, and Max's Kansas City in NYC was familiar territory. The recording quality here is bootleg level, clear but not sonically sharp. The murk adds to the underground feel, and it's clearly of historical importance. Rev's keyboards are beautifully repetitive, adding a Velvet Underground–like heat to "Radiation," while Alan Vega's vocals sound like those of a mentally disturbed patient working through his mood swings in public. Hints of rockabilly can be heard in the anguished cries of "Dream Baby Dream," "Ghost Rider," and "Touch Me/Be Bop a Lula," where Gene Vincent is turned upside down. "Frankie Teardrop" is abbreviated to just six minutes, but it retains its shocking, visceral impact.