Alan Victor and the Victims : 1982

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"Collector from 1982 "

AV and V




Luke James Guitar & Vocal
garlo Bass & Fuzz
Jean François Brard Drums
Bubu violin on gigs.
2nd guitar : Benoit Arène

Recorded on a 16 tracks 2 " recorder that recorded Exile on Main Street before !
The master tape burned !
But a tape cassette copy was found and was restored !

"I was in Bordeaux June 1980 for about a year. Then I went to LA for 6 months. Then back in Bordeaux in 1982 for 6 months for the Alan Victor & the Victims brief adventure.
After that I was to Charlottesville and then I came back to London. I lived in London from 1983-88 when I came to San Francisco and I'm still here." Luke

Between 1978 and 1980 Fàshiön toured both the USA and UK as opening band for The Police, did a UK club tour with a then unknown band from Ireland called U2, opened for  B52'S on their first ever UK tour, had a new band called Duran Duran open shows for them.
Fàshiön also played gigs with: Alternative TV, Billy Idol, Brent Ford And The Nylons, Brian James Brains, Chas And Dave, Chelsea, Dangerous Girls, Dansette Damage, Delta 5, Dry Rib, Gang Of Four, Ha-Ha Germs, Hazel O'connor, Ian Dury, Inner Circle, John Cale, John Cooper Clarke, Joy Division, Medium Medium, Moon Martin, Neon Hearts, Patti Smith, Richard Jobson, Robert Fripp, Squeeze, Steel Pulse, Steve Hillage, SVT (Jack Cassady from Jefferson Airplane), The Cramps, The Cure , The Damned, The Mekons, The Meteors, The Photos, The Ramones, The Reds, The Skids, The Specials, The Stop, The Stranglers, The The, The Tubes, Toyah Wilcox, UB40, And Wilko Johnson. 

Original Fàshiön singer/guitarist Luke "Skyscraper" James  now lives in California.
In 2009 he wrote, recorded and released a new Fashion album, Stairway To Nowhere available through
There’s also a memoir of the band also called “Stairway To Nowhere” available from at

1/2/3 Studio Isis Bordeaux (June 1982) Music & lyrics Luke James. Arranged by the Victims
4 Nostudioatall (1982) Lyrics Luke James Music AV & the V
Benoit Arène 2nd guitar.
Restauration : Garlo.
Mastering : Pascal Monjanel.
Picture © Olivier Boirie . Design Jean Imhof

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