All Hopped Up with Alan Vega
I’m just about to head down to “the City” for my reading/discussion tonight with Alan Vega of Suicide, at the Brooklyn Public Library’s central Grand Army Plaza location. I’m very much looking forward to this, not just because I trust Vega will be a riveting guest, but because I spent so much time conducting research inside this beautiful building for the Keith Moon biography, back when I lived just down the hill. Quite simply, I couldn’t write my books (well, I could, but they wouldn’t be as good) without our wonderful library system. Tonight’s event starts at 7pm SHARP, takes place in the Library’s Zweck Center, and is entirely free. Copies of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go will be available for sale.
What follows is one of the oldest clips of Suicide I can find on YouTube, dating from 1977-78. Fact is, Suicide were performing their “Punk Mass” at the Mercer Arts Center as far back as 1972. Regardless, enjoy.