Visage

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Pioneers of the New Romantic movement, the synth pop group Visage emerged in 1978 from the London club Blitz, a neo-glam nightspot which stood in stark contrast to the prevailing punk mentality of the moment. Spearheading Blitz's ultra-chic clientele were Steve Strange and DJ Rusty Egan, one time drummer with the Rich Kids. Seeking to record music of their own to fit in with the club's regular playlist (a steady diet of David Bowie, Kraftwerk, and Roxy Music). Strange and Egan were offered studio time by another Rich Kids alum, guitarist Midge Ure. In late 1978, this trio recorded a demo which yielded the first Visage single, an aptly futuristic cover of Zager & Evans' "In the Year 2525."

Adding Ultravox keyboardist Billy Currie as well as three members of Magazine -- bassist Barry Adamson, guitarist John McGeoch, and keyboardist Dave Formula -- Visage signed to Martin Rushent's Genetic Records to release "Tar" in September 1979, followed a year later by their self-titled debut LP. The album yielded a major single in "Fade to Grey," an instant club classic which heralded synth pop's imminent commercial breakthrough. The follow-up, "Mind of a Toy," was a Top 20 hit. Next came their sophomore album, 1982's The Anvil. Midge, John, dave and Billy left in 1983. Beat Boy was Visages 1984 release, the band now consisting of Steve Strange, Rusty Egan, Steve Barnacle and Gary Barnacle. In 2013 Visage returned with the line up of Steve Strange and Steve Barnacle with new members Robin Simon (ex Ultravox Guitarist) and Lauren Duvall (on vocals).

Steve Strange died on the 12th February 2015.
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Visage - Visage album art Visage Visage (Album) Polydor, Polydor US 1980 Vendi questa versione
Visage - The Anvil album art Visage The Anvil (Album, MiniAlbum) Polydor Netherlands 1982 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Beat Boy album art Visage Beat Boy (Album) Polydor, Polydor Greece 1984 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Hearts And Knives album art Visage Hearts And Knives (Album) Blitz Club Records Asia 2013 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Orchestral album art Visage Orchestral (Album) August Day UK 2014 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Demons To Diamonds album art Visage Demons To Diamonds (Album, EP) Pylon Records (2), August Day UK & US 2015 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Darkness To Diamond album art Visage Darkness To Diamond (Album) August Day, August Day UK 2016 Vendi questa versione
Visage - The Wild Life (The Best Of, 1978 To 2015) album art Visage The Wild Life (The Best Of, 1978 To 2015) (Album, Comp) Steve Strange Collective UK 2016 Vendi questa versione
Visage - The Wild Life (The Best Of Extended Versions And Remixes - 1978 To 2015) album art Visage The Wild Life (The Best Of Extended Versions And Remixes - 1978 To 2015) (Album) Steve Strange Collective UK 2016 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

Visage - Tar album art Visage Tar (Single) Radar Records (5), Genetic Records (2) France 1979 Vendi questa versione
PRO 512 Visage - Good To Me / Tar album art THP Orchestra / Visage THP Orchestra / Visage - Good To Me / Tar(12", Promo) Atlantic, Genetic Records (2) PRO 512 France 1979 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Fade To Grey album art Visage Fade To Grey (Single, Maxi) Polydor, Polydor US 1980 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Visage album art Visage Visage (Single, Maxi) Polydor UK 1981 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Mind Of A Toy album art Visage Mind Of A Toy (Single, Maxi) Polydor UK 1981 Vendi questa versione
7DM 0024 Visage - Moon Over Moscow album art Visage Moon Over Moscow(7") Polydor 7DM 0024 Japan 1981 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Visage album art Visage Visage (EP, MiniAlbum) Polydor, Polydor US 1981 Vendi questa versione
AS 5000 588 Visage - Fade To Grey / Lipstick album art Visage / Suzi Quatro Visage / Suzi Quatro - Fade To Grey / Lipstick(7", Promo) Polydor, Dreamland Records, Inc. AS 5000 588 Italy 1981 Vendi questa versione
Fi. 401, FIESTA 401 Visage - Top Hits Top Stars album art Maurice Starr / Visage Maurice Starr / Visage - Top Hits Top Stars(12") Fiesta (2), Fiesta (2) Fi. 401, FIESTA 401 Turkey 1981 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Pleasure Boys album art Visage Pleasure Boys (Single) Polydor UK 1982 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Night Train album art Visage Night Train (Single, Maxi) Polydor, Polydor France 1982 Vendi questa versione
Visage - The Anvil album art Visage The Anvil (Single) Polydor UK 1982 Vendi questa versione
Visage - The Damned Don't Cry album art Visage The Damned Don't Cry (Single, Maxi) Polydor, Polydor UK 1982 Vendi questa versione
AS 5000 613 Visage - The Damned Don't Cry / City Girls album art Visage / J.J. Cale Visage / J.J. Cale - The Damned Don't Cry / City Girls(7", Promo) Polydor, Mercury AS 5000 613 Italy 1982 Vendi questa versione
7DM 0069 Visage - Whispers album art Visage Whispers(7", Single) Polydor 7DM 0069 Japan 1982 Vendi questa versione
Visage - Can You Hear Me (Dance Mix) album art Visage Can You Hear Me (Dance Mix) (Maxi) Polydor UK 1984 Vendi questa versione

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4 marzo 2002
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Visage were an early '80's electronic supergroup. Fronted by club kid Steve Strange, the band was made up of various members of Ultravox, and also featured guitarist John McGeoch and bassist Barry Adamson. They broke onto the scene with the "Fade To Grey" 45, and continued to have a few more hits over the next few years. They were a big part of the Futurist/New Romantic scene that included Spandau Ballet,Duran Duran,Talk Talk etc...

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