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Ghost Riders

Ghost Riders by ROIR at Public Sounds. MPN: suicide2. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. From the All Music Guide: Originally a cassette-only release, this live recording at Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis marked Rev and Vega's 10th

Ghost Riders by ROIR (Image #1)
Brand: ROIR
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From the All Music Guide:
Originally a cassette-only release, this live recording at Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis marked Rev and Vega's 10th anniversary. And while not as deliberately offensive as some of their earlier live gigs, this is a compelling, interesting document of their ever-evolving stage show. Not as transcendent as their debut album, but well worth the effort. Reissued on CD by the French Danceteria label in 1990. — John Dougan
Suicide took mid-70's NYC underground attitudes to extreme, but logical, ends. Singer Alan Vega's often terrifyingly apocalyptic vision was perfectly complimented by keyboardist Martin Rev's pulsating, sizzling accompaniment on rhythm box and synthesizer. Their psychotic electronic blues was the sound of American culture sliding towards destruction. On stage, they were routinely heckled by audiences unappreciative of their minimalist explorations (they actually incited riots while on tour in Europe opening for Elvis Costello). Ghost Riders is a CD version of a former tape-only live performance from 1981 commemorating the band's 10th anniversary. The recording is surprisingly good and the performance is excellent.--Mike Corrigan

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Audio CD
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0.24 pounds
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4.92 x 0.4 x 5.62 inches
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0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches


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