The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s

From the Beatles to Iggy Pop, here are rock and roll's best television moments of all-time.
SPIN Staff / October 12, 2019

Watch Michael Shannon Cover Suicide’s “Ghost Rider” With Yo La Tengo

This year, after a five-year absence, Yo La Tengo brought back their eight-night run of Hanukkah shows to the New York metro era. The shows traditionally went…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / December 19, 2017

Majical Cloudz’s Devon Welsh Remembers Alan Vega in a Newly Released Tribute

Devon Welsh, singer of recently defunct electronic duo Majical Cloudz, has shared "Me and Alan Vega," a tribute to the late frontman of Suicide. Welsh recorded…
Anna Gaca / July 17, 2016

R.I.P. Alan Vega, Frontman of Suicide and a Punk Originator

Alan Vega, co-founder of influential electronic and proto-punk band Suicide, has died at age 78. Punk icon Henry Rollins announced the news on his website with a…
Anna Gaca / July 17, 2016

Neon Indian Sits Down With Suicide’s Martin Rev on the Talkhouse Music Podcast

Neon Indian's Alan Palomo, a noted Suicide fan, recently asked Martin Rev — a.k.a. one half of the veteran electronic duo — to remix his VEGA INTL. Night…
Rachel Brodsky / November 25, 2015

Slint’s David Pajo Opens Up About Surviving His Suicide Attempt

A little more than a month after David Pajo survived a suicide attempt, the Slint guitarist has opened up about his recovery. In an interview with The…
James Grebey / March 18, 2015

Arcade Fire Enlists Vampire David Byrne for a Cover of Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream’

For their three-night stint at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Arcade Fire went punk. Leather and studs were left at home, but the Montreal band continued their…
Colin Joyce / August 25, 2014

RZA-Discovered Rapper Cuts Off Penis, Jumps From Balcony, Survives

Just a day after his music video's release, Wu-Tang Clan affliate Andre Johnson was found seriously injured Wednesday morning on the sidewalk outside of his apartment…
John Surico / April 16, 2014

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dream Baby Dream’ Video Yanks the Heartstrings

"You know, if Elvis came back from the dead, I think he would sound like Alan Vega." That's Bruce Springsteen talking in 2005 about the…
Marc Hogan / October 11, 2013

Levi’s x SPIN Present: Station to Station, the View From the Train

At its Brooklyn debut in September, the Station to Station tour felt to its passengers more an idea than a reality. Made possible by Levi's,…
SPIN Staff / October 9, 2013

Levi’s Station to Station Brings Art, No Age, Chaos, Yoshimi, Branding to Brooklyn Happening

When it came, the wave of cognitive recognition was brief but intense. The scene was the end of Station to Station, a self-proclaimed "nomadic happening"
Piotr Orlov / September 10, 2013

Designed to Kill: 8 Essentials of ZE Records

By the end of the '70s, disco was turning rockier (think Prince, or Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff") new wave was turning dancier (think the B-52's,…
Chuck Eddy / September 27, 2012

Happy Halloween: SPIN’s 7 Scariest Songs

OK, all you sexy nurses, blood sucking vampires, and Michael Jackson impersonators, SPIN's editors have created a playlist to help you through your Halloween weekend…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2009

9 Awesome Songs About Comic Book Characters

The Watchmen is without a doubt the most highly anticipated superhero film since, uh, last summer's The Dark Knight. But even if Zack Snyder's film…
David Marchese / February 27, 2009
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