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U.K Vision - Lucifers Friend - Now there was a record....

I remember a mate doing a mix of it - with Blue Monday drums...

Rubbish it was

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Quality song - I heard that mix too - I thought it was excellent

;)

On a serious note it should get a remix and re-release

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Quality song - I heard that mix too - I thought it was excellent

;)

On a serious note it should get a remix and re-release

Before working as a DJ at Cairo Jax i used to do a local youth club at Crosspool and we had Vision there one night to do a personal appearance for the kids, to promote their single before it was released. They performed Lucifers Friend, although they lip synched to the record.........Good of them to turn up for the kids though.

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If there was one thing I regret it's not filming more and taking more pictures..

Imagine filming say once a week in the nightclub Knighty ?

Or filming Vision live ?

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Vision (13)

Gary Gillott, Andy Beaumont, Russell Bonnell, Paul Statham, Pete Jackson

Vision - 1980s band from rotherham/sheffield, their lifespan stretched 7 years from 1981-1988.

First started out as spiral vision in 1981 and with 3 main different line ups and personnel, all hinged around Andy Beaumont (keyboardist). Vision were on MVM/PRT RECORDS.

Spiral Vision released an EP in 1982 (Dance Macabre) , later changing to Vision and releasing their biggest dance anthem Lucifers Friend. The band released singles on 12inch and 7inch formats and due to problems never managed to release the album Insight on MVM Records

Russell Bonnell - vocalist of the band Vision unfortunately passed away in 2000.

PICTURES

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In 1984 Vision played live at Hilsborough park on 1/9/1984.

The gig was broadcast live on Hellam radio in 1984.

The track listing is -

1. Dont look back

2. Games

3. Crazy girl

4. Tears idle tears

5. Kiss goodbye

6. Call time

7. Love dance

8. Second thought

9. Lucifers friend

10. The face

11. Another day

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Vision played a gig at the Aquarious, Chesterfield in 1983.

The tracks played are

1. Intro

2. Games

3. Crazy girl

4. We change

5. Dont stop

6. Love dance

7. Tears idle tears

8. The face

9. Lucifers friend

10. Echoes of time

11. Ziggy stardust

12. Lucifers friend (reprise).

There was a bootleg recording of this gig and i presume this was on a cassette during the 1980s.

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Vision in 1982 recorded a session for radio 1.

The tracks done in the session were all demo tracks intended to be on Visions first LP release Insight which never came out in the uk.

Tracks in the Session were-

1. Lucifers friend

2. Love dance

3. Dont stop

4. Dreams

5. The face

6. Crazy girl

7. Pagen ritual

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Vision in their time toured extensively around Italy , Germany, Belgium, Canada in 1983.

Vision appeared on the Italian version of Top of the Pops (discoring) performing Lucifers friend.

Vision also were giging regulary at the Dingwalls chain of pubs.

Sheffield 2nd feb and 2nd april 1983, Hull 15th april , Sheffield 21st april , London 29th april 1983.

an appearence on Calender , Yorkshire tv daily evening magazine programme october 1982 performing Lucifers friend and another appearence in 1983 performing Always falling.

Lucifers friend performance at clifton hall, Rotherham (video).

Also performing Lucifers friend at Disco ring Italy feb 16th 1983

Love dance - video single filmed at milton keynes 1983

Played at the NOSPOP Nostel priory gig at Wakefield on 27th august 1983 supporting David essex with the Icicle works.

The band have supported such bands as Way out west at the Porterhouse in Retford, also the Rezillos somewhere as i not sure where.

Vision have also played at the Limit club club in Sheffield and is where their aspiring manager spotted them MR Macavitch.

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In 1984 Vision played live at Hilsborough park on 1/9/1984.

The gig was broadcast live on Hellam radio in 1984.

If I remember right, that was in 1984.

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The is the web video for the second release from The Virtual Agents on Manchester's Tetrachrome Recordings.

Fil Jones of Sheffield(Backyard Dog & White Trash) provides a 21st Century remix of the forgotten 80s electric anthem that is 'Lucifers Friend' originally by Northern New-Roms' The Vision.

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In 1984 Vision played live at Hilsborough park on 1/9/1984.

The gig was broadcast live on Hellam radio in 1984.

The track listing is -

1. Dont look back

2. Games

3. Crazy girl

4. Tears idle tears

5. Kiss goodbye

6. Call time

7. Love dance

8. Second thought

9. Lucifers friend

10. The face

11. Another day

I still have this recording on tape and actually was there at the gig and remember having a splitting headache and it being my 14th birthday. :rolleyes:

I have those studio tracks on a tape too.

I also have several singles they released.

The ones I remember are :-

1. Lucifer's Friend B side Crazy Girl

2. Love dance B side Vision (I have a spare copy of the 12" if anyone is interested)

3. Tears Idle Tears B side New version of Lucifer's Friend (signed 12" version when seeing them perform to open a record store in Rotherham)

4. Calling of the wild

5. Who's that stranger

6. Under your thumb

I think that's it as i'm at work at the moment.

I've just found this by searching the net where you can hear some of the tracks.

http://www.pcjackson.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/secret.html

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That's more like it. Don't care much for the remix one higher up the page.

Top 80's Electronica. I still have this on vinyl somewhere.

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You can download the unreleased album here :-

http://www.pcjackson.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/secret.html

25 years I wanted to listen to this album and now I've found it :rolleyes:

Our Generation the Punk and Mod children of Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster book (which includes Vision, My Pierrot Dolls and more) is now available to buy from the following outlets...Phillip Howard books Wickersley Rotherham...Jacks records Division Street Sheffield....HMV Sheffield Fargate (from Tuesday) and online 'Bored Teenagers' Punk site and from myself at rotherpunk@aol.com there are some extracts from the book on the Punk77 and Bored Teenagers sites.

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