Book Preview: "Dream Baby Dream: Suicide A New York Story"

Derided at first by many who took part in the guitar-driven CBGB punk scene in the ‘70s, the defiant, abrasive, one-of-a-kind Suicide (singer Alan Vega and keyboardist Martin Rev) went on to gain respect as an important influence on ‘80s and ‘90s noise, techno, dance and ambient scenes. Interviews with producers Craig Leon, Marty Thau and Bob Blank and comments from members of Blondie, the New York Dolls and the Clash, help illustrate how Suicide developed a unique sonic vision.

Dream Baby Dream: Suicide A New York Story
By Kris Needs
(hardcover) $30.00