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Alongside New Model Army} and a fertile bhangra scene, Terrorvision} are the Yorkshire city of Bradford's chief musical export. And, after capturing a UK number 1 single in 1999, there is every reason for them to be a source of local pride. After abandoning the name Spoilt Bratz in 1991, Terrorvision} (named after a cult B-movie) formed around vocalist Tony Wright}, guitarist Mark Yates}, bass player Leigh Markley} and drummer Shutty}. A single demo tape was enough to convince EMI Records} to offer them not only a deal, but their own imprint, Total Vegas}. A succession of albums followed, melding pop hooks with metal guitars (akin to a harsher Cheap Trick}). These included Formaldehyde} (1992), How to Make Friends and Influence People} (1994) and Regular Urban Survivors} (1996). These spawned a series of chart appearances for singles such as "New Policy One,"} "Pretend Best Friend,"} the excellent "Alice, What's the Matter?"} and "Perseverance."} The latter took them into the UK top five, illustrating their broadening commercial appeal. That was confirmed with the release of 1998's Shaving Peaches}, a heady mix of wacked-out pop and rock piledrivers with a real dumb charm that some compared to the Ramones}. Despite attendant single "Tequila"} topping the charts, Terrorvision} were nevertheless dropped by EMI} before the end of the millennium. However, their own label scored a working relationship with Papillion in May 2000. A sixth appearance on the "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" Christmas special soon followed prior to the band returning to the studio the next year. Good To Go}, their fifth album which sparked the hit single "D'Ya Wanna Go Faster?,"} appeared in February 2001. Sadly, after a string of spring shows, Terrorvision}'s 13-year career came to a halt when the band disbanded in June. A small farewell tour in the UK was scheduled for late fall to coincide the release of the retrospective, Whales & Dolphins}, in September. ~ Alex Ogg, All Music Guide
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