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Paranoid Visions
Punk band formed in 1981 and split in 1992, reformed in 1996

About Paranoid Visions

Formed in 1981, Paranoid Visions quickly allied themselves to the anarcho punk fraternity of the second wave of punk rock in the early 80's. Heavily influenced by the crass ethic of diy music, the band fomed their own F.O.A.D label and licenced their records to all the madmen records, home of the Mob, Thatcher on Acid, Blyth Power and the Astronauts. Paranoid Visons played gigs and toured with the likes of Poison Girls, DIRT, Blyth Power, the Subhumans and the Instigators. Throughout the 90's Paranoid Visions became the biggest punk band Ireland had ever produced, featuring on several TV shows, newspapers and being offered numerous record deals from major labels (all of which were ignored). In the early 90's the band played with bands like snuff, the macc ladds and manic street preachers before calling it a day in 1992. In 1996 they reformed to play support on some dates for the sex pistols filthy lucre tour. In 2001 they reformed again and played with the damned, the dickies and at the wasted festival in morecombe. While these reunions were always designed to be short lived, the 2005 reunion line up formed in support of the re release of the back catalogue (outside in (the vinyl years 1986 - 1989)) has decided to continue on its merry way. Late in 2005, the band remastered and released their long lost (and quite funny) xmas album "bollox to Xmas". a live album called "live in stab city" was released in April 2006. New album, "40 shades of gangreen" was released in March 2007, the first new material in 16 years...

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