WENDY JAMES: REVOLUTION BABY!

The ex-lead singer and focal point of Transvision Vamp, Wendy James, who attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image & her punk-chewed bubblegum rock, turned 54 today.
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Wendy James, most notable for her work with the punk-chewed bubblegum rock, Transvision Vamp, turned 54 today.

Wendy James was the lead singer and focal point of the group, and attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image. Her and the band enjoyed chart success in the late 1980s and early 1990s with “Baby I Don’t Care” and “I Want Your Love”, reached number five and number three in the UK singles chart, respectively.

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After Transvision Vamp split up, James wrote to Elvis Costello asking for his guidance. In response Costello, collaborating with his then wife Cait O’Riordan on some songs, wrote a full album’s worth of material for James. These songs made up the track on her 1993 solo album Now Ain’t Time for Your Tears and it reached #43 in the UK Albums Chart. However the album failed to sell significant numbers, and James disappeared from the music scene.

Her latest news, in October 2019 she was touring as The Wendy James Band in support of the Psychedelic Furs, promoting a new album, Queen High Straight.

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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