Initially, the band was composed of Steve Strange, Rusty Egan and Midge Ure. The trio recorded a demo which included a cover of the Zager and Evans hit "In the Year 2525". Billy Currie (Ultravox), John McGeoch and Dave Formula (Magazine) joined the studio-only band later. Visage signed to Radar Records and released their first single, Tar, in September 1979. The single failed to chart, but the band managed to secure a deal with a larger record company (Polydor) the following year.
December 1980 saw the release of their second single, Fade to Grey. The single became a huge hit in early 1981, making the top ten in the UK. It was quickly followed by the release of their self-titled debut record album which was also a chart success.
After further Top 40 hits with Mind of a Toy and Visage, Strange struggled to reunite the band's members again to record a second album because of their commitments with their respective bands (Ure and Currie with Ultravox, Formula with Magazine, and McGeoch with Siouxsie and the Banshees). However, in the autumn of 1981 all musicians (except McGeoch) went into the studio again and recorded The Anvil. The album was released in March 1982 and became Visage's first (and only) UK top ten album, producing two top twenty singles with The Damned Don't Cry and Night Train.
Mind of a Toy is the third single by the British pop group Visage, released on Polydor Records in March 1981, and also the third to be taken from Visage's eponymous debut album. The single peaked at number 13 in the UK. The video for the song was directed by former 10cc members Godley & Creme.
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El archivo incluye un articulo titulado Sobre el neoromanticismo musical británico: la moda se pone de moda, publicado en la revista Triunfo, No. 11, Septiembre 1981, escrito por Agustin Tena.
Visage Sng 1981 Mind of a toy