I just picked up a vinyl copy of Bruce Springsteen's classic 1982 album Nebraska, consisting entirely of tracks that he recorded as demos but decided to release them as-is. My favorite song is "State Trooper" and after all these years, I only found out today that it was influenced by the song "Frankie Teardrop" by the pioneering proto-punk/performance art/electronic duo Suicide, available on their self-titled 1977 album. I had missed that the Boss was apparently a huge fan of Suicide's Alan Vega and Martin Rev. Indeed, back in 2008 he released a live version of Suicide's classic "Dream Baby Dream" for a Suicide tribute EP. The recording includes Springsteen's dedication to Alan Vega who was in the audience that night. Small world.