Images in Vogue

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Images in Vogue
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresNew wave, synthpop, New Romantic
Years active1980–1991
LabelsWEA Canada
Quality Records
Associated actsSkinny Puppy, cEvin Key, Numb
Past membersDale Martindale
Don Gordon
Joe Vizvary
Glen Nelson
Gary Smith
Kevin Crompton
Ed Shaw
Derrick Gyles
Tim Welch

Images in Vogue was a Canadian new wave group from the 1980s.[1]

The band was formed in 1981 in Vancouver, and originally consisted of vocalist Dale Martindale, guitarist Don Gordon (later of Numb), synth players Joe Vizvary and Glen Nelson, bassist Gary Smith, and percussionist Kevin Crompton (better known as cEvin Key). The band's manager was Kim Clarke Champniss, later to become a MuchMusic VJ.[1]

The band released four EPs before their full-length debut, 1985's In the House. Their first notable chart hit was "Lust for Love", from the 1983 self-titled EP.[1] Gordon left the band in 1984, and was replaced by Ed Shaw.

Their song "In the House" won the 1986 CASBY Award for Single of the Year, with the band named Group of the Year.[2]

Crompton left Images in Vogue in 1986, indicating that the band's New Romantic sound was too commercial for his tastes, and concentrated on his side project Skinny Puppy.[1] Crompton was replaced by Derrick Gyles. Nelson also left the same year, and was replaced by Tim Welch.

The band considered changing its name to The Spell while recording its 1988 album, but discovered that an Australian band was already using that name. The album ended up titled as The Spell, but the band remained Images in Vogue. That album was not commercially successful, however. By June 1988, Images in Vogue could no longer count on the support of its record label and this, combined with the band's internal conflicts, influenced Gary Smith to leave the band. Images in Vogue's final concert featuring original content was at Toronto's Opera House in November 1991, after which the band unofficially split as members pursued different ventures.

Since then, the band has continued to release various compilation CDs featuring remixes and live, rare, and unreleased songs; additionally, rare, commercially unreleased tracks are made available for download by the band at its website. Images in Vogue reunited for gigs at Toronto's Opera House in 2002 and at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom in 2004, and again in Toronto in 2012 as a special guest opening act for Spoons at their 30th anniversary show for their Arias & Symphonies album.

The song "Lust for Love" was featured in an episode of Being Erica entitled "Erica the Vampire Slayer", in which she travels back in time to 2001 to attend a vampire-themed role play party.


Studio albums[edit]

  • In the House (1985)
  • The Spell (1988)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live at Luvafair (October 6, 1982) (2017)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Best of Collection (1994)
  • Collection Version 2.0 : Chronology (2004)
  • Collection Version 3.0 : Evolution (2006)
  • Prototypes (2010)
  • Incipience 1: Studio Tracks 1981-1982 (2017)
  • Incipience 2: Prerelease - Educated Man (2017)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Pre-Release (1982)
  • Educated Man (1982)
  • Images in Vogue (1983)
  • Rituals (1984)


  • "Lust for Love" (1983)
  • "Just Like You" (1984)
  • "Rescue Me" (1984)
  • "Call It Love" (1985)
  • "Save It" (1985)
  • "In the House" (1986)
  • "So Careful" (1988)
  • "Strangers" (1988)
  • "Look Me In the Eye" (2004)


  1. ^ a b c d "Images in Vogue". AllMusic.
  2. ^ LaPointe, Kirk (6 September 1986). "Siberry, Cockburn Big Winners In CASBY Awards". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 98 (36). ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 23 March 2011.

External links[edit]