“Visage” by Visage - album review

TJR says

Leading lights of the new romantic movement were this London super-group consisting of: Steve Strange (lead vocals), Midge Ure (of Rich Kids & Ultravox on guitar, backing vocals, synthesizers), John McGeoch (of Magazine & Siouxsie & The Banshees on guitar, backing vocals, saxophone), Dave Formula (of Magazine on synthesizer), Billy Currie (of Ultravox on electric violin, synthesizer) and Rusty Egan (of Rich Kids & Skids on drums, backing vocals, electronic percussion). Their debut long-player was delivered in November, 1980, and housed 4 terrific singles: “Tar” (didn't chart), “Fade To Grey” (#8), “Mind Of A Toy” (#13) and “Visage” (#21). To the listener, they worked well as a unit, but it was always going to difficult for Steve Strange to hold the group together, as Midge Ure would later comment: “The trouble with Visage was that there were too many chiefs, six characters all wanting an equal say without putting in an equal amount of work. I was doing most of the writing and producing, and we all knew Steve [Strange] was the front-man, but when it became successful, jealousy and the nasty side of the business crept in. That was never the way it was intended.

The Jukebox Rebel
18-Dec-2016

A1 [03:53] 7.5.png Visage - Visage (Steven Harrington, Rusty Egan, Billy Currie, John McGeoch, Dave Tomlinson, Midge Ure) New Wave
A2 [04:00] 4.7.png Visage - Blocks On Blocks (Steven Harrington, Rusty Egan, Billy Currie, John McGeoch, Dave Tomlinson, Midge Ure) Electronica
A3 [03:40] 4.7.png Visage - The Dancer (Rusty Egan, Midge Ure) Pop
A4 [03:32] 6.4.png Visage - Tar (Steven Harrington, Rusty Egan, Billy Currie, John McGeoch, Dave Tomlinson, Barry Adamson, Midge Ure) New Wave
A5 [04:02] 9.7.png Visage - Fade To Grey (Billy Currie, Midge Ure, Chris Payne) New Wave
B1 [04:14] 6.6.png Visage - Malpaso Man (Steven Harrington, Rusty Egan, Billy Currie, John McGeoch, Dave Tomlinson, Midge Ure) New Wave
B2 [04:28] 7.2.png Visage - Mind Of A Toy (Steven Harrington, Rusty Egan, Billy Currie, John McGeoch, Dave Tomlinson, Midge Ure) New Wave
B3 [04:00] 4.3.png Visage - Moon Over Moscow (Steven Harrington, Rusty Egan, Billy Currie, John McGeoch, Dave Tomlinson, Midge Ure) Pop
B4 [04:20] 5.4.png Visage - Visa-age (Steven Harrington, Rusty Egan, Billy Currie, John McGeoch, Dave Tomlinson, Midge Ure) Electronica
B5 [03:14] 5.4.png Visage - The Steps (Steven Harrington, Rusty Egan, Billy Currie, John McGeoch, Dave Tomlinson, Midge Ure) Electronica




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