paranoid visions

paranoid visions

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Legendary Irish punk rock band Paranoid Visions were brilliantly described as "highly melodic aswell as being deeply, deeply raucous" by Hot Press magazine in 2007. . the bands multi faceted approach to the genre draws parallels as diverse as the dead kennedys, killing joke, crass and buzzcocks

Biography

Formed in 1982, Paranoid Visions were poles apart from the other Irish bands that graced the 1980’s Dublin gig scene. Surprising everyone, including themselves, with their success in both Ireland and the UK in terms of critical acclaim and record sales, they maintained a stance outside of the music industry norms and closely protected their independent status, licensing all of their material directly from their F.O.A.D label. Records such as Autonomy, Schizophrenia and city of screams all sold very well, but it was the attack on the Irish music industry U2Clone assembly line, in the form of the “I Will Wallow” 10” ep that brought the band to a wider and more mainstream audience… FOAD2U2 graffiti adorned walls all over the country….some of it wasn’t even done by the band!

Ceasing to Perform in 1992, but having never officially splitting up, the band was assembled on 3 occasions over the following 15 years. 1996 to support the sex pistols on some dates on the filthy lucre tour), in 2001 to play with the Damned on their 25th anniversary tour and again in 2005 in support of their back catalogue CD release “outside in”. Buoyed on by the success of the album, (which sold out its pressing despite availability being limited to a select few shops and live sales only), the band released the rest of their back catalogue throughout 2006 and in December released their first new material in 16 years in the form of the ep “missing in action”. To date the ep has been repressed 3 times despite only being available through 4 records shops, gigs and internet. Amazingly it has sold in equal amounts via I-tunes.

April 2007 saw the release of the bands first new album since 1990. Entitled “40 Shades of Gangreen” it captures the band at their most tuneful and caustic. General reaction has been that its the best woirk the band have done having been described thus:

" a blistering collection of anti establishment polemic" (hot press editorial)

"highly melodic aswell as being deeply, deeply raucous" (hot press review)

"a blockbuster" (evening herald)

Throughout 2007, Paranoid Visions have performed regularly and will be performing one of the headline slots at the largest punk rock festival in the UK, Rebellion 2007.

2008 sees the release of part one of the bands 12" and CD tribute to their musical influences from the early Irish punk and new wave scene in the form of "the treasure from the wasteland e.p". A new album "beware of the god" is pencilled for the march 2009 along with another single serving as part two of the tribute series.

The band will also feature heavily in the upcoming book "UK:DK" by Ian Glasper on cherry red books.

Late 2008 will also see the release of the Isich move "3 Crosses" which features two tracks from the "40 Shades of Gangreen" album in integral scenes.

The band also feature in upcoming movie "little foxes", a czech / irish co-production in which the band perform the track strange girl and the rirsh national anthem in a club scene.

Discography

since 2005:
"outside in" cd (all previous vinyl releases from 1986-1989)
"live in stab city" cd recorded live in limerick 1992
"bollox 2 xmas" cd...utterly puerile xmas songs from 1990 - 1992
"after the faction-the best of and 19 others" rerelease of 1995 cd
"missing in action" 7 track cd ep
"40 shades of gangreen" all new 2007 album

"the 3 R's e.p", limited edition CD single

"the treasure from the wasteland ep" 12" ,CD and download

all of the above are available on i-tunes

Set List

set list attached for next couple of gigs:

this set list is approximately 1 hr-ish

GANGREEN LAUNCH 31/3/07

AIDS (INTRO TRACK)

VISIONS
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
WEARSIDE JACK
ROCK N ROLL N REVOLUTION
9 MONTHS TO THE DISCO
MISSING IN ACTION
STRANGE GIRL
POLITICIAN
BRAINDANCE
ACTS OF LOVE
SOMETHING MORE
LOOK AT ME
ALBERT FISH
FOREVER WINTER

SAINTS ARE COMING (cover version)
SONIC REDUCER (cover version)