"There was simply no one else remotely like him."

Bruce Springsteen has paid tribute to Alan Vega, who died on Saturday [July 16, 2016].

Writing on his website, Springsteen said, “There was simply no one else remotely like him.”

Springsteen had borrowed from Suicide’s style for “State Trooper“, on his Nebraska album, while he also covered Suicide’s 1979 single “Dream Baby Dream” live, eventually recording a cover for his 2014 album, High Hopes.

Click here to read the making of Suicide’s “Frankie Teardrop”

Here’s Springsteen’s post in full:

“Over here on E Street, we are saddened to hear of the passing of Alan Vega, one of the great revolutionary voices in rock and roll. The bravery and passion he showed throughout his career was deeply influential to me. I was lucky enough to get to know Alan slightly and he was always a generous and sweet spirit. The blunt force power of his greatest music both with Suicide and on his solo records can still shock and inspire today. There was simply no one else remotely like him.”

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