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See Me Ridin
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
Sixteen power pop songs from Marty Rev, founding member of Suicide and notorious NYC East Side Punk Rocker.From the All Music Guide: — On Martin Rev's 1996 solo album, See Me Ridin', the co-founder of the legendary electro-... more »
Sixteen power pop songs from Marty Rev, founding member of Suicide and notorious NYC East Side Punk Rocker.From the All Music Guide:
On Martin Rev's 1996 solo album, See Me Ridin', the co-founder of the legendary electro-rock band Suicide steps out on his own, and offers 16 tracks of minimalist bubblegum power pop. But don't worry longtime Suicide fans, drum machines, Rev's trademark synthesizers, and his half-sung/spoken vocals are the basis for each song, while Suicide's hypnotizing repetition is used to great effect as well. Although a wide variety of musical artists and styles come to mind when listening to the album (Buddy Holly, Guided by Voices, Legendary Pink Dots, and David Lynch-like soundscapes), it's still unmistakably Martin Rev. What carries the compositions is Rev's strong sense of melodicism — "Pillars," "Be Mine," "Secret Teardrops," and the title track contain such strong melodies that they sound hauntingly familiar. Attention industrial/techno-heads, it's time to get reacquainted with one of the genre's founders...Martin Rev. — Greg Prato
It's a Beauty!
D. Stewart | Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom | 03/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an album of great beauty. The songs have a simplicity and purity that is rare these days in pop and rock. It's like the classic naive teen pop soundtrack for sharing a strawberry shake, with that someone special to (with 2 straws), only done on synths instead of by a Doo Wop vocal group. Rev's singing style is unsophisticated and disarming, while the use of synths and general ethos brings to mind Brian Wilson's masterpiece of primitive pop The Beach Boys Love You. Rev's group Suicide always had romance aswell as darkness in their best work. There isn't much darkness here but there is a lot of romance. Pop music doesn't come much purer or more perfect than I Heard Your Name, it would be worth the price of admission for this track alone."