Visage ‎– Tar

Radar Records (5) ‎– ADA 48, Genetic Records (2) ‎– ADA 48
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM


A Tar
B Frequency 7

Companies, etc.



(C) Radarscope Records Ltd in association with WEA Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A-side): ADA 48 A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B-side): ADA 48 B*
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A: Hand etched): ADA 48 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B: Hand etched): ADA 48 B1

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
18 106 Visage Tar(7") Genetic Records (2), Radar Records (5) 18 106 France 1979 Sell This Version
K. 18106 Visage Tar(7", Single) WEA K. 18106 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
K 18106 Visage Tar(7") Radar Records (5) K 18106 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
MOBL 01 Visage Tar(12", Promo, Unofficial) Modern Blitz Kids Rec. MOBL 01 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
K 18106 Visage Tar(7", Promo) Radar Records (5) K 18106 Italy 1980 Sell This Version


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April 5, 2012
The version of 'Frequency 7' found here is a markedly different beast to the Dance Mix released two years later.
They're both excellent in my opinion.


November 24, 2011
Now striking a magic wand to search and download anything, I believe, many finally experienced pleasure of hearing the earliest Visage recording made available. Unlike everything they released afterwards, "Tar/Frequency 7" is by far the group's most experimentally flavoured offering. An earlier reviewer here marked the title song is identical in mix to the one slightly later appearing on the group's excellent debut album. I cannot agree to that one - while it's not that much different, this 7" version of "Tar" is less sharp, featuring some bits discreetly different (for example, sax solos towards the end of the song), while the very track is given a little bit more reverb in its entirety.

While "Tar" in itself provides a fascinating mixture of dance intensity and social comment, the real treasure piece here is definitely "Frequency 7" - a futuristic tour-de-force robo-synth punch in the teeth, that ends in vocal hysterics ("Face the future, is it now - you can't stop it anyhow...!"). For a long time this one has been sought after, but somewhere in the meantime Visage provided their fans with a slower (and somewhat more dull) "dance mix" version, that excluded vocals completely, relying on itself as instrumental. Now with a more proper scan of the 7" single, it's finally given a proper insight to Visage's earliest - and in my personal opinion, their most aggressive piece of music.


February 6, 2006
edited over 4 years ago
B-side "Frequency 7" is a dark vocal version of the track appearing later as a remixed dance instrumental. "Tar" is almost the same mix that appears on their debut album, but the sax has more presence on the fade-out of this 7" version.