How to Make Friends and Influence People

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How to Make Friends and Influence People
Studio album by
Released18 April 1994 (1994-04-18)[1]
GenreGlam rock, hard rock
LabelTotal Vegas
ProducerGil Norton
Terrorvision chronology
How to Make Friends and Influence People
Regular Urban Survivors
Singles from How to Make Friends and Influence People
  1. "Oblivion"
    Released: 28 March 1994[2]
  2. "Middleman"
    Released: 13 June 1994[3]
  3. "Pretend Best Friend"
    Released: 23 August 1994[4]
  4. "Alice What's the Matter"
    Released: 17 October 1994[5]
  5. "Some People Say"
    Released: 6 March 1995[6]
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [7]

How to Make Friends and Influence People is the second album by the rock band Terrorvision, released in 1994 on Total Vegas Recordings. "Oblivion", "Middleman", "Pretend Best Friend", "Alice What's the Matter", and "Some People Say" were all released as singles. The title refers to the Dale Carnegie book How to Win Friends and Influence People. The album was recorded in 17 days.


How to Make Friends and Influence People was recorded with producer Gil Norton and engineer Al Clay; they were assisted by engineer Mike Cyr. Norton and Chris Sheldon mixed the album at The Church in London, with assistance from Elliot Ness and John McDonnell.[9]

Anniversary tours[edit]

The 15th anniversary of the release of the album was commemorated by tours in April and December 2009, whereby the band played the entire album from start to finish; the first time the album has been played live in its entirety. During the first leg of the tour, at the larger venues a recording of the show was available for purchase immediately afterwards.

The album was played in full again in May 2019 during a short UK tour to commemorate its 25th anniversary.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Terrorvision.[9]

  1. "Alice What's the Matter" – 2:43
  2. "Oblivion" – 3:03
  3. "Stop the Bus" – 3:43
  4. "Discotheque Wreck" – 3:17
  5. "Middleman" – 3:32
  6. "Still the Rhythm" – 3:32
  7. "Ten Shades of Grey" – 3:03
  8. "Stab in the Back" – 4:51
  9. "Pretend Best Friend" – 3:47
  10. "Time O the Signs" – 3:25
  11. "What the Doctor Ordered" – 2:17
  12. "Some People Say" – 3:03
  13. "What Makes You Tick" (includes hidden track) – 14:34

The hidden track is a very low quality collection of sounds recorded by the band in New York, where the album was recorded.


Personnel per booklet.[9]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Gold 100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Album Releases". Music Week. 16 April 1994. p. 27.
  2. ^ "Single Releases". Music Week. 26 March 1994. p. 23.
  3. ^ "Single Releases". Music Week. 11 June 1994. p. 25.
  4. ^ "Single Releases". Music Week. 20 August 1994. p. 27.
  5. ^ "Single Releases". Music Week. 15 October 1994. p. 27.
  6. ^ "New Releases: Singles". Music Week. 4 March 1995. p. 31.
  7. ^ How to Make Friends and Influence People at AllMusic
  8. ^ Udo, Tommy (30 April 1994). "Long Play". New Musical Express. p. 39.
  9. ^ a b c How to Make Friends and Influence People (booklet). Terrorvision. Total Vegas Recordings. 1994. VEGASCDX 2/7243 8 29406 2 3.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  10. ^ Hodgson, David (6 May 2019). "Gig review: Terrorvision at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Terrorvision – How to Make Friends and Influence People". British Phonographic Industry.