Transvision Vamp Featuring the Fabulous Wendy James

Posted on July 7, 2010

Wendy James of Transvision VampI have been wanting to post this one for ages now, Transvision Vamp Featuring the Fabulous Wendy James, because very simply put, I just love them. Their music is punk meets pop and the underlying beat that comes with it is a real spirit lifter. Quite frankly whenever I am feeling down in the dumps this is the music I reach for to make it all better. Not sure the wife always appreciates it but then she doesn’t love me when I am grumpy either.

I found this tribute video to Transvision Vamp by the Scissors Sisters that pretty much sums up how most people feel about the band, but more specifically Wendy James. She was pretty damned gorgeous and the video for ‘Baby I Don’t Care’ demonstrates why most members of the male gender thought why. Good looking with attitude probably sums it up.

Despite what you might be thinking, it isn’t or wasn’t all about Wendy, a significant part maybe, it is also about the sound they produced. I suppose being a 70’s teenager and brought up with Punk Rock, which if I am honest I wasn’t that mad about, I was ready for something a bit carefree and rebellious but that was fun to. Punk Rock seemed to be a little too much about anarchy and sticking two fingers up to society for me.

Hey my nan and granddad were society and well, they were my nan and granddad, so I wasn’t about to start feff’ing and jeffing in front of them for any amount of peer pressure.

So when the punk meets pop band of the 80’s comes along in the form of Transvision Vamp with the added bonus of Wendy James looking like she did, then I was sold and have been ever since. You can verify this by visiting a tribute article I wrote about them on Squidoo called simply Transvison Vamp. You can find loads more information on them and a fast route to some of their albums, which actually have a bit of a cult following. Not hard to see why, but a word of warning, there does seem to be no middle ground with this band, you will either love them or hate them. Leave me a comment if you fancy telling me which camp you are in and if its the love them category you may want to control+D this blog for some more of what you might like.

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