by Chester of Brainstorm
MIKE/VF was interviewed by CHESTER of BRAINSTORM at the RED SECTOR, ALPHA FLIGHT, SPECTRAL PARTY.
1. Please introduce yourself!
My name is Mike and I am a VISION FACTORY member since 1988. VF asked me to join them. I'm an Original Supplier and sometimes Organizer and live near Trier/West Germany.
2. There were rumours around VF that they are dead and a lot of other ones. Tell us about them.
There is nothing true about them. ONYX is still with us. It's true that we wanted to change our name, the new group would have been called Damage. But we didn't do that because one member bought VF gifts for 9000.- DM.
3. Why did you want to change your name at all?
Because of problems with police.
4. Tell us the boards from VF.
One in Germany and one in USA.
5. How many productions does VF release per week.
That depends upon the supply of originals.
6. How much do you pay for an original?
Sometimes nothing, sometimes up to the normal price you would also pay in the shops.
7. How do you get originals so fast?
I know the right people.
8. Please tell us a little bit more about it!
No! (He is laughing...)
9. Why? Do you get originals direct from the Softwarehouses?
For some Original Suppliers that is right, sometimes. I get them from otherones.
10.What about STORM,the aggressive behaviour?
I know the guy. He should stop the bull-shit! Nothing more to say about that!
11.Rank yourself in the cracking charts.
VF: Normaly we are No.1, but in the last time we didn't release too much! At this moment No.2 M.A.D: That's a cool group. Very much productions, No.1 Paranoimia: Going to be bader, not enought releases... No.3 Tristar Much releases... No.4 Quartex: Same as Paranoimia. No.5
12.Do you get lazy?
No, not at all. We will continue our work.
While we (Mike & Chester) sat in the restaurant , two Tristar members ( Beermacht & Malzan ) joined our discussion. So, they wanted to give answers, too. Vision Factory is VF, and TRISTAR is TRI.
12.What is your opinion about demos?
VF: Some are good. New ideas are missing.
TRI: Good ones are good.
13.List me your favorite Demo-groups!
VF+TRI: RED SECTOR (They all said this very loudly because IRATA of RSI was sitting near us, but nothing has happened...), SCOOPEX Finland, FAIRLIGHT and some other ones...
14.What do you know about WILD COPPER?
VF: They live in Metz, their Softwareshop calls Tecsoft. I don't know what they are doing at the moment.
TRI (Malzan): Don't know them...
TRI (Beermacht): I know them, but don't ask me what they are doing.
This article originally appeared in the Amiga diskmagazine "Zine #5" by Brainstorm 1990.
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