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There are two bands named Visage:

1.) The first Visage was a new romantic band formed in 1978 by Steve Strange (former member of the punk band Moors Murderers) and Rusty Egan (previously the drummer for The Rich Kids).

Initially, the band was comprised of Steve Strange, Rusty Egan and Midge Ure (also previously of The Rich Kids). The trio recorded a demo which included a cover of the Zager & Evans hit “In the Year 2525”. Ultravox’s multi-instrumentalist Billy Currie and the core of post-punk band Magazine – bassist Barry Adamson, guitarist John McGeoch, and keyboardist Dave Formula – joined the studio-only band later. Visage signed to Radar Records and released their first single, “Tar” (which was originally composed whilst Strange was in The Photons), in September of 1979. The single failed to chart, but the band managed to secure a deal with a larger record company, Polydor, the following year.

1980 saw the release of their second single, “Fade to Grey”. The single became a huge hit (making the top ten in the UK and topping the chart in several other countries) and was quickly followed by the release of... (+) expand
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