Posted by DjPaulT on 13th February 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981
RIP Steve Strange 1959-2015
Sadly last night we learned that Visage frontman and new romantic pioneer Steve Strange died from a heart attack in Egypt at age 55.
Strange, one of those at the forefront of the New Romantic movement, rose to fame with Visage, who were best known for their smash hit Fade to Grey, which peaked at No 8 in the UK charts in 1980. It topped the charts in Germany and Switzerland.
Strange also managed the Blitz club in Soho, central London, which became the pulse of the New Romantic movement. The likes of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Boy George’s Culture Club all got their start there before enjoying international success.
May he rest in peace.
“Visage” is the fourth single by the British pop group Visage, released by Polydor Records on 29 June 1981. It is the title track from Visage’s eponymous debut album. The single peaked at no.21 in the UK Singles Chart.
The music video for the single was the first of two Visage videos directed by Midge Ure. The video includes footage shot at the infamous Blitz nightclub in London’s Covent Garden, which was the focal point of the New Romantic scene in the early 1980s. It was included on the Visage video album in 1986.
Visage (Dance Mix) 6:03
Second Steps 5:28
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Polydor – POSPX 293
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Released: June 29, 1981
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Design – Alwyn Clayden, Visage
Other [Clothes] – Darlajane Gilroy
Other [Hair] – Ricci Burns
Other [Make Up] – Carolyn Cowan
Photography By – Robyn Beeche
Producer – Midge Ure, Visage
Written By – Strange / Ure / Currie / McGeoch / Egan / Formula
Written-By – Currie*, Formula*, McGeoch*, Ure*, Egan*, Strange*
Version From The Polydor Album “VISAGE”
Find the 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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