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Dublin punks celebrate 40 years of outsider status with new CD and vinyl releases

Paranoid Vision vinyl artwork Forty Years And Still Not Tame

Paranoid Visions are Dublin’s longest surviving punk band, formed in the Irish capital in 1981. Inexplicably, they have managed to survive 40 years apart from the music industry (as opposed to being a part of the music industry). Fiercely independent and embracing the DIY ethos of early punk rock, the band has existed through stubbornness and will continue to do so until the desire to express themselves and their music, opinions, lyrics and art has ceased.

The 40th anniversary of their first gigs and releases will be celebrated over the next 12 months, starting with the 40 years in 45 minutes gig at the Button factory 10th December and with this four part release FORTY YEARS AND STILL NOT TAME.

The collection features:

FORTY: a red vinyl 12” and CD featuring a new track and 2022 recordings of tracks from the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s along with inserts chronicling some of each decade's pivotal news stories

YEARS: A double CD featuring one track from every release in the band's history, spanning from the 1983 demo tapes to 2021’s Diverse Reality.

AND: A blue vinyl 7” and CD featuring Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions on the A side and Paranoid Visions featuring John Robb on the B side

STILL NOT TAME: a double CD of the first 3 demo tapes releases in 1983 and 1984

Blowtorch Records are collaborating on the vinyl elements of the releases.

The red vinyl 12" comprising the FORTY element (part 1) contains a new track 40 YEARS IN 45 MINUTES on side A (45rpm). The other side (33rpm) holds new 2022 recordings of tracks from the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s along with audio inserts chronicling some of each decade's pivotal news stories. The track listing is: Side one (45rpm) 40 YEARS IN 45 MINUTES Side two (33 rpm) News interlude 80s TIME BOMB News interlude 90s ANGRY News interlude 00s I AM THE ONE News interlude 10s JOIN THE DOTS

The blue vinyl 7" (AND - part 3) contains two new recordings - JOIN THE DOTS on side A with Steve Ignorant from Crass - this is an alternate version to the one on the album. Side B is 40 YEARS OF JOHN ROBB with John Robb from The Membranes.


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