Martin Rev

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Martin Rev
Martin Rev - Less Playboy Is More Cowboy 3, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers (2012-05-16 22.57.02 by Xi WEG).jpg
Rev performing at Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers, France in 2012
Background information
Birth name Martin Reverby
Born (1947-12-18) December 18, 1947 (age 68)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Protopunk, punk rock, electronic, experimental rock, minimalism, no wave, industrial, synthpop, rockabilly, post-punk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Keyboardist
Years active 1970–present
Associated acts Suicide, The Sisterhood

Martin Rev (full name Martin Reverby, born December 18, 1947) is an American musician and the instrumentalist in the rock band Suicide. He also has a solo career and has released several solo albums for a number of labels, including ROIR and Puu. His style varies widely from release to release, from electronic no wave (Martin Rev) to bubblegum pop (See Me Ridin, Strangeworld) to heavy synthesizer rock (To Live).

Rev also works with Stefan Roloff, doing soundtracks for Roloff's video work.[1] He contributed to the Raveonettes' 2005 album, Pretty in Black.

In 2008, while Martin was working on Stigmata, his wife Mari died. The album, dedicated to her, is strong in religious imagery[citation needed] with most songs being titled in Latin. Kris Needs called the album a "brilliantly executed excursion into modern electronic classical music".[2]

In 2008, Blast First Petite released Suicide: 1977–1978, a 6-CD box-set.[3]

Discography[edit]

For recordings made with Suicide, please see Suicide discography.
Martin Rev, live in Madrid, September 10, 2005
  • Martin Rev (Lust/Unlust JMB-228, 1980)
    • Mari (4:25)/ Baby O Baby (4:47)/ Nineteen 86 (4:35)/ Temptation (7:18)/ Jomo (4:40)/ Asia (4:00)
    • reissued 1997 as Marvel with bonus tracks "Coal Train" (5:28) and "Marvel" (12:00)
    • reissued 2002 as Martin Rev with bonus tracks "Coal Train", "Marvel", "5 To 5" (2:00), "Wes" (4:16) "Daydreams" (5:22)
  • Clouds of Glory (New Rose ROSE-052, 1985)
    • Rocking Horse (5:35)/ Parade (6:34)/ Whisper (4:00)/ Rodeo (6:30)/ Metatron (6:15)/ Clouds of Glory (6:20)
    • initial copies in red vinyl
    • extra CD track "Island" (6:27)
  • Cheyenne (Marilyn FM-1006-CD, 1991)
    • Wings of the Wind/ Red Sierra/ Dakota/ Cheyenne/ River of Tears/ Buckeye/ Little Rock/ Prairie Star/ Mustang
    • Most of the album - all but the first and last track - is heavily based around the instrumental recordings of Suicide's second album with Ric Ocasek from 1980 expanded and remixed by Martin Rev.
    • The Mind Expansion label re-released Cheyenne on CD with bonus tracks "Pony" "Durango", "Coyote".
  • See Me Ridin' (ROIR RUSCD-8220, 1996)
    • See Me Ridin' (1:51)/ Pillars (2:33)/ I Heard Your Name (2:02)/ No One Knows (2:30)/ Mine (1:41)/ Ten Two (1:34)/ Small Talk (2:08)/ Secret Teardrops (2:45)/ I Made You Cry (2:18)/ Here We Go (1:40)/ Mari Go Round (4:45)/ Hop And Scotch (1:53)/ Told The Moon (1:51)/ Yours Tonight (3:53)/ Tell Me Why (3:18)/ Post Card (1:29)
  • Strangeworld (PUU PUU-17, 2000)
    • My Strange World (3:05)/ Sparks (3:30)/ Solitude (3:07)/ Funny (2:50)/ Ramblin' (3:15)/ Trouble (3:16)/ Splinters (5:26)/ Cartoons (3:05)/ One Track Mind (3:06)/ Chalky (4:55)/ Jacks And Aces (3:35)/ Reading My Mind (3:35)/ Day And Night (1:58)
  • To Live (File-13 Records FT-46, 2003)
    • To Live (5:10)/ In Your Arms (5:56)/ Black Ice (3:23)/ Gutter Rock (4:02)/ Shimmer (5:04)/ Painted (4:16)/ Places I Go (4:21)/ Lost in the Orbits (2:50)/ Jaded (4:51)/ Our Roads (3:31)/ Search For Stone (3:33)/ Water (3:24)/ Stormy (5:00)
  • Les Nymphes (File-13 Records FT-68, 2008)
    • Sophie Eagle / Narcisse / Triton / Venise / Valley of the Butterfly / Les Nymphes Et La Mer / Dragonfly / Phaetone / Nyx / Daphne / Cupid
    • with bonus track "Bodies" on iTunes.
  • Stigmata (Blastfirstpetite PTYT 040, November 30, 2009)
    • Laudamus / Te deum / Jubilate / Dona Nobis Pacem / Gloria / Sanctus / Salve / Spiritus / Domine / Exultate / Magnum Mysterium / Anima Mea / Sinbad's voyage / Paradisio
  • Zippy Kid Don't hesitate (feat. Martin Rev) – Single (Ruslan Troknyuk and Martin Reverby)
    • Don't hesitate (feat.Martin Rev)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] (Martin Rev)
  2. ^ Record Collector 2009
  3. ^ Paul Smith (2008). "Alan Vega Turns 70- Years Old/Box Set". MV Remix Rock. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 

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