“It was a surprise. And how it was received had its own dynamic path. Some things take time to present themselves to you. That’s why a lot of things don’t get accepted at the time they’re done, but they get accepted later, at some point 10 or 20 years down the road. The first record, in its own way, was totally individual at that time. But people finally looked at it in terms of what was going on at the time and realized, ‘That was important. There was nothing else like that.’ And in 50 years, it might totally be forgotten. Suicide is still not a well-known entity. We’re hardly a household name. A lot of young musicians have still never heard of us. They may at some point find it. It’s all relative, I guess.”
SEE IT: Martin Rev plays PDX-Antics at Alhambra Theatre, 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd., with Vince Clarke, Cevin Key, Otto Von Schirach and more, on Friday, Oct. 18. 7 pm. $25-$50. 21+.