It’s easy to gravitate to lyrics in a Paranoid Visions tune, and Bloody Road to Freedom are some of the best. Deko tears through the history of "the troubles" in Ireland, demonstrating every side's accountability. Recently a fan made light of the band's history of punning U2, and their pastiche of similar dialogue with some clever video editing. Bono and co weren't happy. U2 use it as background to elevate trite, Paranoid Visions are intertwined in it's tapestry. .
A long time mainstay of the Manchester music scene Dougie James has died at the age of 72. Dougie was known to many in the post punk period as being part of the gig promotion team with the late Alan Wise.
He had his own musical history as the lead singer of the 1970s band Dougie James and the Soul Train.