Frankie’s Teardrops : A Tribute To Alan Vega

There’s a story behind this, and the delay in getting it up. Paul Ackroyd aka Kamikaze wrote a wonderful tribute to the man known as Alan Vega who passed away last month, to accompany this mix, only to have it accidentally deleted by yours truly. And while the words are lost the real tribute here is the radio show pulled together, starting with ‘It’s shit when your heroes die…’. RIP Alan Vega.

They’re dropping like flies this year. Papa Wemba, Phife Dawg, Else Marie Pade, David Bowie, Getatchew Mekurya, Marlene Marder, Pierre Boulez, Bernie Worrell, Billy Paul, Tenor Fly, Prince, and now Alan Vega…

A true pioneer and an absolute fucking legend.

You will be missed, but will live forever through your incredible music and the huge influence you had on so many.

Rest in peace xxx

Suicide – Ghost Rider
Suicide – Rocket USA
Alan Vega – Jukebox Baby
Alan Vega – Video Babe
Alan Vega – Every 1’s A Winner
Alan Vega – Jaxson Gnome
Suicide – Surrender
Suicide – Dream Baby Dream
Suicide – Cheree
Panasonic / Alan Vega – Fun In Wonderland
Revolutionary Corps Of Teenage Jesus vs Radiogram – Daddy Died
Revolutionary Corps Of Teenage Jesus – Who Cares Who Dies
Revolutionary Corps Of Teenage Jesus – Pay Tha Wreck, Mr Music King
Suicide – American Mean
Suicide – Chewy Chewy
Alan Vega – 13X Live
Lydia Lunch – Frankie Teardrop
Suicide – Frankie Teardrop 1976 Demo
Mercury Rev / Alan Vega – Dead Man