TERRORVISION: Formaldehyde CD 1993 Limited edition slip-case cover w. “The TV Guide” a 24 page photo tour booklet. Check all songs + video of “my house”


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Formaldehyde is the first album by the rock band Terrorvision. It was recorded at The Chapel in June 1992, with all songs written and arranged by Terrorvision.

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Terrorvision  Formaldehyde
Label: Total Vegas Recordings   VEGASCDS 1, Total Vegas Recordings   0777 7 89357 2 8
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 04 May 1993
Style: Pop Rock, Indie Rock
1 Problem Solved 3:41
2 Ships That Sink 3:27
3 American T.V. 4:32
4 New Policy One 3:29
5 Jason 4:02
6 Killing Time 3:22
7 Urban Space Crime 3:44
8 Hole For A Soul 4:01
9 Don’t Shoot My Dog 5:27
10 Desolation Town 2:56
11 My House 3:06
12 Human Being 4:00

The first thing that needs to be said about Formaldehyde is it’s a much less poppy, and darker, album than the albums that’d follow it (How To Make Friends And Influence PeopleRegular Urban Survivors and Shaving Peaches, all fine efforts in their own right) and I think that’s what makes it quite a fascinating listen. Yes, it is very much the sound of a band working on the formula that’d eventually take them to bona fide chart stardom from 1994 onwards but there’s plenty to enjoy on there. Weirdly, there’s a bit of a Red Hot Chili Peppers style funk-metal vibe on the likes of Ships That Sink and American TV (New Policy One‘s predecessor) while the sinister likes of JasonHole In My Soul and Don’t Shoot My Dog, the chugging riff of Urban Space Crime and the gentle acoustic-led Killing Time show a very different side of the band to the Slade-influenced singalong merchants we all know and love.

There’s signs of what would come here as well obviously especially with My House which is easily the poppiest song on here and points the way on to what Terrorvision would become. Formaldehyde is an interesting document of a band in transition and definitely deserves revisiting if you’ve forgotten about it. It’s not as immediate as Terrorvision’s later output but there’s plenty to enjoy here.

Phonographic Copyright (p) EMI Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) EMI Records Ltd.
Published By Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Recorded At Chapel Studios
Marketed By EMI
Distributed By EMI
Made By EMI Swindon

A&r Nick Mander
Bass Guitar [Bass] Leigh Marklew
Drums Shutty
Engineer [Assistant] Fulton Dingley
Guitar Mark Yates
Management [A-rock] Al Rhodes
Mixed By Gil Norton (tracks: 5, 7, 11), Pat Grogan (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8 to 10, 12), Terrorvision (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8 to 10, 12)
Producer, Engineer Pat Grogan
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By Terrorvision
Vocals Tony Wright

Limited edition release featuring a slip-case cover containing “The TV Guide” a 24 page photo booklet of Terrorvision on tour.
Recorded at The Chapel, June 1992.
?1993 except tracks 5, 7 and 11 ?1992 EMI Records Ltd.
©1993 EMI Records Ltd.
Printed in UK.
Made in UK.
Barcode: 077778124627
Matrix / Runout: 781246 1:2:4 EMI SWINDON
Label Code: LC 0542
Other (SID Code): none

5.0 out of 5 stars Another favourite
it is excellent and more varied as well. Human being and desolation town are far removed from what people expected but are fantastic tracks. My house is much what you would expect from Terrorvision as is hole for a soul. Speaking of soul it is something this album definitely doesn’t lack. One of my favourites I just had to have it on cd. How good it was to be able to listen to it again properly. Happy memories of a brilliant fun band!

5.0 out of 5 stars Rock,
This is Terrorvision’s first and in my opinion best album.

I bought it when it first came out without knowing who they were or what their sound was and was instantly and pleasantly surprised.

Not one bad track on this release as we move from feel good party rock to ballad and back again.

Stand out songs for me are “new policy one”, “killing time” and “Jason”, but you will enjoy all the others too.

5.0 out of 5 stars This is what Terrorvision should be about…,
The harder-core metal within this album is what makes it great. This is true Terrorvision, with an explosive start to the album in ‘Problem Solved’. Other classics such as ‘Hole for a Soul’ and ‘Desolation Town’ stand out, but the true in-yer-face metal is saved for ‘My House’ and ‘American TV’. They were never better than this!

5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great album,
‘American TV’ is possibly the finest TV song ever. This album is more raw and heavy compared to their later outings, which some people might not like. Terrorvision’s first 2 albums rate as some of the best British rock albums of the 90s.

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