Visage is an English group that can be considered in retrospect as one of the founding groups of the New-wave, a musical current that will reign supreme over England and much of the world during the 1980s. Founded by Steve Strange, a colorful character from the punk wave, the group was born in London in 1978 and took their first steps at the "Billy’s" club frequented by a rather high-end clientele. It also includes Dj Rusty Egan, former drummer of the Rich Kids and a certain Midge Ure ... notorious unknown at that time and who will become some time later one of the heavyweights of the New-wave by becoming the leader of the group ... ..Ultravox. The single "Fade to grey", musical monument of the decade, was released in 1980. Title that marks the entrance as much by its particularly innovative sound as by the whimsical and provocative personality of Steve Strange who completely shakes up the codes of the time. Will release "Mind of a toy" in 1981, "The damned don't cry" in 1982, "Love glove" in 1984 which certainly will not have the success of the planetary tube that could have been "Fade to grey" but remain however, more than interesting pieces to discover or rediscover. Visage will remain in posterity not only for the musical quality of his compositions but also for these few now mythical sentences which are: "On man on a lonely platform, one case sitting by his side, two eyes staring cold and silent, show fear as he turns to hide"…. Discography (among others ...) :
• Tar 1979
• Fade to grey 1980
• Mind of a toy 1981
• Visage 1981
• The damned don’t cry 1982
• Night train 1982
• Pleasure boys 1982
• Love glove 1984
• Beat boy 1984
1979 ... the alien arrives ... He and his extraordinary style which will produce things never seen and especially never heard before ...
1980 ... the intergalactic tube which truly reveals the group. Surely one of the most important hits of the 80s in terms of musical influence on other groups thereafter. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1981 ... in full delirium as the English knew so well how to do it at the beginning of this decade ! A group with a totally extraordinary imagination ...
1981 ... an absolutely exceptional beginning of the decade which saw the group chain tube on tube ...
1982 ... a group with melodic inspiration among the best of this early 80. The proof with this new title ...
1982 ... and the delirium continues, nothing and no one can stop them. So British !
1982 ... Steve Strange as a bad boy, you can't believe it for a second ... but you're not delirious !
1984 ... the last notorious hit of the group. A totally surrealist clip title. Surreal like this group, totally Aware !
1984 ... this time, it is indeed the end. The end of an incredible adventure for a decidedly incredible group !
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