A true pioneer of the New Romantic fashion movement and the creative and distinct frontman of the music band Visage – Steve Strange created some truly memorable, evocative and emotional music that stood the test of time and in my opinion never got old.
Not only was the music (both arrangement and lyrics) excellent but the videos that were made were equally important – I always found Visage’s promotional videos like “mini-movies” telling the story of the song with depth and atmosphere. The haunting “Fade to Grey”, the bizarre “Mind Of A Toy” and the Spy-Thriller-esque “Night Train” stand out to me.
Visage’s and Steve proved with their Album “Hearts and Knives” that they were still an original band with striking artwork and provocative songs.
The Man In The Blitz
Painted faces all around
Bows and frills
One man stands his ground
Silver topped cane one week
Trilby hat the next
Looking distinct and sleek
Man of a thousand emotive words
The colourful storm
An electronic thunderclap ruffles the herds
Ahead of his time all round
Creations a wonder
Lost never again but redeemed and found
Inspired by Steve Strange (1959-2015) Frontman of Visage
Paul Isaacs 2015