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TERRORVISION SINK THE SUB 89 WITH A GREATEST HIT LIST
Terrorvision, Reading Sub 89, 19th August 2016
An intimate warm-up date for the reformed Terrorvision before their appearance at the Beautiful Days Festival.
Coincidentally I was seeing the Spoilt 'Bradford' Bratz back in the same town where I first witnessed them back in 1992. That was at Reading University supporting Zodiac Mindwarp.
On that occasion Terrorvision were unknown, having just released the 'Thrive' EP, performing to just a handful of people whilst most stoodents were busy drowning pints of lager in the adjacent bar waiting for the Tattooed Beat Messiah to make his entrance.
Those who foolishly stayed in the bar back then, whilst Terrorvision showed what they were made of, would have had no idea that the little support band on that night would go on to have sixteen hit singles and five hit albums.
Yes, Terrorvision were everywhere during the 90s from the front pages of Kerrang! Magazine to terrorising viewers on the TV with many memorable appearances.
But despite scoring a number two hit with 'Tequila', their record company EMI dropped them and things went pear-shaped, resulting in Terrorvision eventually calling it a day.
Thankfully in 2011 Terrorvision were good to go again with the comeback album 'Super Delux'. It didn't set the world on fire but it was sure good to have them back.
This was billed as a night of 'Greatest Hits' and they soon came thick and fast with 'Pretend Best Friend', the early smash of 'American TV', complete with that cutting riff, and the drag queen tale of 'Josephine'.
Vocalist Tony Wright bounces like a teenager on 'Discotheque Wreck' and both guitarist Mark Yates and bassist Leigh Marklew zoomed into life on the raving 'D'ya Wanna Go Faster'.
Shutty is absent from this reunion but drummer Cameron Greenwood was solid as a stone inside a peach.
'Some People Say' and 'Middle Man' allowed time for a breather before the heat was raised with 'Celebrity Hit List'. 'Family And Friends' were not the only F-words sung by all and no party would be complete without the triple whammy of 'Perseverance', complete with whales and dolphins movements, the drunken 'Tequila' and the do-whoop of 'Oblivion'.
Catch Terrorvision on their November tour where they'll be performing their 1996 Top Ten album 'Regular Urban Survivors' in its entirety.
When the music is this much fun, it would be foolish to miss out. The 90s weren't all doom and gloom. Let Terrorvision show you what the party was all about.
Pretend Best Friend
Sometimes I'd Like To Kill Her
New Policy One
Still The Rhythm
Swings And Roundabouts
Fists Of Fury
D'Ya Wanna Go Faster?
Some People Say
Celebrity Hit List
Friends And Family
If I Was You
Alice What's The Matter