Paranoid Visions

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Paranoid Visions
Paranoid Visions
OriginDublin, Ireland
GenresAnarcho-punk, punk rock
Years active1982–1992, 1996, 2001, 2005–present
LabelsF.O.A.D., Overground Records, All the Madmen
Associated actsDefoetus Attitude, Insane Youth, The Condemned, Striknein DC, Steve Ignorant, TV Smith, the Shend
Websitewww.advancerecords.com
Past membersSkinny, Brayo, Caff, Brian, Colin, Nikki, Aisling, Emily, Nuala, Beano, Kevorkain, Joe Libido, Darragh, Chris, Danny, Martin, Sarah Bellum, Greg, geno, denis, karl young, al, karl Stephenson

Paranoid Visions are a punk band from Dublin, Ireland who formed in 1982.[1] They broke up in 1992, had reunion shows and eventually decided to reunite. The band ran their own label, F.O.A.D. (Fuck Off And Die), during the 80s and 90s.[2][3] The label was based in Dublin and run by guitarist, P.A. as is the bulk of their current administration to date.[4] In 1987, the band started the FOAD2U2 campaign (meaning fuck off and die to U2). These letters could be seen sprayed all over Dublin at the time.[citation needed] Their EP, I Will Wallow is a parody of U2's album, Boy, and their single "I Will Follow".[5] In . The band went on hiatus in the early 1990s reforming for shows in 1996 with the Sex Pistols on the Filthy Lucre Tour and the Damned on their 25th anniversary tour of 2001. In 2005 Toxic Records released the compilation "Outside in" resulting in the band reforming for a few shows in support of the release.The reformation led to a huge creative burst and resulted in the "Missing in Action" ep. The critical and commercial success of the record continued the creative vein and between 2005 and 2017 the band released 5 new albums and 12 singles. The January 2009 release Beware of the God.[6] was voted number 107 in the list of the most important Irish albums in Hot Press magazine, whilst the singles Politician, Treasure on the Wasteland and Outsider Artist (featuring TV Smith) all hit the Irish top 10. In 2013 the band formed an unlikely alliance with Crass vocalist Steve Ignorant which started out life as a single track and led on to regular live performances, 2 albums and 2 singles. The band alongside Steve have played some of the biggest alternative festivals in the world including Chicago's Riot Fest (att 80,000), Canada's Amnesia festival (att 60,000) and the annual appearance at the UK's Rebellion Festival, at which the band performed a set featuring Crass songs for the first time in 7 years alongside tracks by Flux of Pink Indians, Poison Girls, DIRT and Conflict as well as their own material. The 2016 the album "Now and Then...!" featuring Steve Ignorant entered the Irish charts at number 6. .[6]




Discography[edit]

Destroy The Myths of Musical Progression K7 - FOAD Records - ??? - August 1983 - with lyric sheet

Blood in the Snow K7 - FOAD Records - ??? - 1983

Destroy / Blood K7 - Bluurg Records - UK - 1984 Reissue of first two cassettes

From the Womb to the Bucket K7 - FOAD Records - ??? - 1984 K7 - Bluurg Records - ??? - UK - 1984 - *16 tracks with 12pp booklet

Weird Weird World of Guru Weirdbrain *various artists LP - Hotwire Records - HWLP8505 - IRL - 1985

  • tracks: I Will Follow (Moving Statues)

The Robot Is Running Amok EP 7" - FOAD Records/All The Madmen - FOAD 1 - 1986 - foc + insert

Schizophrenia LP - FOAD Records/All The Madmen - FOAD 2 - 1987 LP - FOAD Records/Revolver - FOAD 2 - 1988 - repress

I Will Wallow 10" - FOAD Records/All The Madmen - FOAD 2U2 - 1987 - insert 12" - FOAD Records - FOAD 2U2 - (1989) unconfirmed

  • The repress on 12-inch was announced but its existence is unconfirmed.

Autonomy // Social Security / Strange Girl (live 18.3.87)

  • 7" - FOAD Records/Revolver - FOAD 5 - 1988 - foc + poster + lyric insert

Reaganstein/Paranoid Visions - FOAD To You Fascist American Contra Scum

  • (Nicaragua Benefit Single)
  • 7" - FOAD Records/Revolver - FOAD 6 - 1988 -

folded double-printed A3-size sleeve 'Fake' split EP, Reaganstein is a P.V. alter ego the name rumoured to have been taken from the label run by Black Country/West Midlands anarcho punks Indecent Assault i.e. Reaganstein Records, launched in 1986 as a DIY label to release their own material. This has never been confirmed...

  • side one:

Reaganstein - Blood Empires

  • side two:

Paranoid Visions - Ignore It (live 18.3.87)

Autonomy EP + Reaganstein/Paranoid Visions *split single split single 2x7" - FOAD Records - FOAD 5 + FOAD 6 - 1988

  • Double pack consisting of the above two singles.

Get Off The Map.. (City of Screams) mini-LP - FOAD Records/Revolver - FOAD 1000. *1988 - green vinyl + insert. Also exists as black vinyl test pressing.

• various artists - Comet Tape 3 K7 - Comet Records - COMTAPE 5 - IRL - 1988

  • tracks: The Other Half Lives

• various artists - ALF LP - No Masters Voice - ??? - USA - 1989

  • track: The Feast

Immature Recollections K7 - FOAD Records - FOAD 9 - 1990

The Dismal Abysmals :- Illegitimate Targets K7 - FOAD Records - ??? - 1990? Another P.V. alter ego

Tripping The Live Disaster K7 - FOAD Records - ??? - 1990?

Politician EP [cassingle] K7 - FOAD Records - ??? - 1991

• various artists - Dirt Behind the Daydream Vol.1 K7 - FOAD Records - FOAD 9T1 - 1991 tracks:

  • Answerable 2 Nun
  • Snuff Show
  • Look At Me

• various artists - Dirt Behind the Daydream Vol.2 K7 - FOAD Records - ??? - 1991

Bollox To Christmas K7 - FOAD Records - ??? - 1992?

After the Faction (Best Of) CD - AX-S Records - AXS95CD001 - 1995 Distributed via Southern (UK), Cargo (US) *and Sound Solutions (Germany).

Live in Stab City CD - April 2006

The Triangular EP (Home Sweet Hell) 2x7" - Wednesday Works - DAY 1 - IRL - 1996. *One disc is a flexi. Archive recordings.

Outside In. The Vinyl Years 1986-1989 CD - Toxic Records - ??? - 2005

Missing In Action EP CD-R - 2007

40 Shades of Gangreen CD-R - March 2007

3R'S EP
CD - 2008
FOAD 0801

The Treasure From The Wasteland EP - Lost Gems From Dublin '79 + '80
CD & 12" Vinyl
2008
FOAD 0802

(an ep of tracks originally performed by some Irish artists who had been a huge influence on Paranoid Visions) tracks:

  • Treasure On The Wasteland (originally by the Atrix)
  • High Cost Of Living (originally by the Threat)
  • Reptile (originally by the DC Nein)

Hate From The Cities Vol 1
CD & 12" Vinyl
2008
FOAD 0803

Paranoid Visions/Dirty Love/Moutpiece

PV tracks:

  • Sex Kills (Alt mix)
  • Amhrán na Bhfiann

Hate From The Cities Vol 2
CD & 12" Vinyl
2008
FOAD 0804
Paranoid Visions/Devilish Presley/Kidd Blunt

PV tracks:

  • Frantic World (From Toxic compilation)
  • Visions (Recorded live in the Voodoo Lounge April 2006)

Hate From The Cities Vol 3
CD & 12" Vinyl
2008
FOAD 0805
Paranoid Visions/The Restarts/Excuses

PV track:

  • Shell To Sea (Rough Mix)
  • You're A Wanker (From The Dismal Abysmals Sessions 1990)

Beware Of The God
12" Vinyl & CD
March 2009
FOAD 0902LP & FOAD 0902CD

I Am The One
7" Vinyl & CD
2009
FOAD 0903 & FOAD 0903CD

Strobelight And Torture
7" Vinyl & CD
2010
FOAD 10017in & FOAD 1001CD

Black Operations In The Red Mist
Double CD
2010
Overground Records 124CD LC4593

Der Election
CD
2011
FOAD 1101CD


'Politician 2011' from Der Election reached No.6 in the Irish Top 10 Physical Singles Charts for week ending 24th Feb 2011.
Outsider Artist ep:

  • outsider artist (featuring TV Smith)
  • prophet for the lost (featuring the blame)
  • control (featuring the shend)


Escape from the Austerity Complex (FOAD / Overground) (2012)


up the anti


if ignorance is bliss 7" single (All the Madmen) (2013) / CD (FOAD) (steve ignorant with paranoid visions)


When...? LP and CD (FOAD / Overground) (2013) (steve ignorant with paranoid visions)


Two Black Eyes 7" / CD (FOAD / Overground) (2015)


Across the Holocausts Flexi Disc (FOAD) (2015)


Cryptic Cross Words LP / CD (FOAD / Overground) (2015)


The Height of Ignorance 10" / CD ep (FOAD / Overground / Maloka) (2015) (steve ignorant with paranoid visions)


Now and Then...! LP / CD (FOAD / Overground) (2016) (steve ignorant with paranoid visions) Irish chart placing at #6


Rebellion (FOAD / Overground / Maloka) (2017) limited edition pink vinyl


References[edit]

  1. ^ punkrockcds Archived 2010-07-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "-----------Paranoid Visions----------". 2009-10-27. Archived from the original on 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2016-08-25.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Irishrock - PV
  4. ^ Irishrock - FOAD
  5. ^ The Dubliner Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b "Paranoid Visions launch album | Music | News | Hot Press". www.hotpress.com. Retrieved 2016-08-25.

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