Images In Vogue

Images In Vogue

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Images in Vogue was a Canadian New Wave group in the 1980s.
The band was formed in 1981 in Vancouver, and originally consisted of vocalist Dale Martindale, guitarist Don Gordon (later of Numb), synth players Joe Vizvary and Glen Nelson, bassist Gary Smith and percussionist Kevin Crompton (later of Skinny Puppy). The band's manager was Kim Clarke Champniss, later to become a MuchMusic VJ.
The band released four EPs before their full-length debut, 1985's In the House. Their first notable chart hit was "Lust for Love", from the 1983 self-titled EP. Gordon left the band in 1984, and was replaced by Ed Shaw.
Their song "In the House" won the 1986 CASBY Award for Single of the Year, with the band named Group of the Year.
Crompton left Images in Vogue in 1986, indicating that the band was too commercial for his tastes, and concentrated on his side project Skinny Puppy. Crompton was replaced by Derrick Gyles. Nelson also left the same year, and was replaced by Tim Welch.
The band considered changing its name to The Spell while recording its 1988 album, but discovered that an Australian band was already using that name. The album ended up titled as The Spell, but the band remained Images in Vogue. That album was not commercially successful, however. By June 1988, Images in Vogue could no longer count on the support of its record label and this, combined with the band's internal conflicts, influenced Gary Smith to leave the band. Images in Vogue's final concert featuring original content was at Toronto's Opera House in November 1991, after which the band unofficially split as members pursued different ventures.
Since then, the band has continued to release various compilation CDs featuring remixes and live, rare and unreleased songs; additionally, rare, commercially unreleased tracks are made available for download by the band at its website. Images in Vogue reunited for gigs at Toronto's Opera House in 2002 and at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom in 2004. No full-time reformation of the band is expected as of this time.
The song 'Lust for Love' was featured in an episode of 'Being Erica' entitled 'Erica the Vampire Slayer' in which she travels back in time to 2001 to attend a vampire-themed role play party.
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Images In Vogue Discography Tracks

Albums

Images In Vogue In The House (Album) WEA Canada 1985 Sell This Version
LIB5087 Images In Vogue In The House(LP, Album) Liberation Records LIB5087 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
Images In Vogue The Spell (Album) Anthem Records (2) Canada 1988 Sell This Version
AOF227 Images In Vogue Incipience 1: Studio Tracks 1981-1982(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) Artoffact Records AOF227 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
AOF230CD Images In Vogue Incipience4: Live At Luvafair October 6 1982(CD, Album) Artoffact Records AOF230CD 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

001 Images In Vogue Pre-Release(7", EP, Ltd, Num) IIV Records 001 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
BHH001 Images In Vogue Educated Man(12", EP) B H And H BHH001 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
Images In Vogue Images In Vogue (EP) WEA Canada 1983 Sell This Version
25 97617 Images In Vogue Lust For Love(7", Single) WEA 25 97617 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Images In Vogue Rituals (EP) WEA Canada 1984 Sell This Version
25 96127 Images In Vogue Just Like You(7", Single) WEA 25 96127 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
25 92277 Images In Vogue Rescue Me(7", Single) WEA 25 92277 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Images In Vogue Call It Love (Single) WEA Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Images In Vogue Save It (Single) WEA Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Images In Vogue In The House (Single) Quality Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Images In Vogue In The House (Extended Dance Remix) (Single) Quality Canada 1986 Sell This Version
ANS-077 Images In Vogue Strangers(7", Single) Anthem Records (2) ANS-077 Canada 1988 Sell This Version

Compilations

SPG 2400 Images In Vogue Best Of Collection(CD, Comp) SPG Music Ltd. SPG 2400 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Images In Vogue Collection Version 2.0 : Chronology (Comp) Carlos Monte Records Canada 2004 Sell This Version
DI06012 Images In Vogue Collection Version 3.0 : Evolution(CD, Comp) Carlos Monte Records DI06012 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
none Images In Vogue Prototypes(CDr, Comp) Not On Label (Images In Vogue Self-released) none Canada 2010 Sell This Version

Videos

none Images In Vogue Look Me In The Eye(DVDr, DVD-V) Divine Industries none Canada 2005 Sell This Version

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Yage_2097

April 29, 2013
A nice example of a typical short living synth-pop band of the 80s. IIV however should deserve a much better reputation as only being the band in which cEvin Key was the drummer before forming Skinny Puppy. Dale Martindales distinctive voice, Joe Vizvarys synth work and some good hooks/production by the other band members will always be a nice nostalgic edition to your 80s collection. Quality pop from Canada for Roxy Music fans!

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