tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this cd review

08/12/2016 : WENDY JAMES - The Price Of The Ticket

WENDY JAMES

The Price Of The Ticket

MusicCD
IndiePunk

[79/100]   

Self-released
08/12/2016, Didier BECU

EN

In the 80s, Wendy James was as the front woman of Transvision Vamp, surely the candy of the day. The glorious glam rock sold well and during the 80s every young guy studied the album cover in one way or the other. Unfortunately, the tale stopped after three years (and as many albums) and the band was soon classified as a one hit wonder. At least for some, because Transvision Vamp actually was the female version of T. Rex, even though not everyone understood that.

Two years later, Wendy tried it with a solo album, but even though Now Ain’t The Time For Your Tears (with the cooperation of Elvis Costello) wasn’t that bad, the recorded ended up in the sale bins. It finally took Wendy fourteen years before she made her comeback, although only a few people have Racine in their record collection.

The Price Of The Ticket is the third album of Wendy's second career and the handsome blonde got the help of Lenny Kaye (guitarist of Patti Smith), Glen Matlock (the Sex Pistols bassist) and James Sclavunos (drummer of Nick Cave).

Indeed three names that make you dizzy, and The Price Of The Ticket has become the most raucous punk album of the year. Wendy still has her beautiful little face, but she also saw the darkest dungeons of life. The thirteen songs sound decadent, they remind you of the unapproachable rock diva who sits alone staring at a television screen in her hotel room. Famous, but alone. It may seem strange, but little remains of the bubblegum pop of Transvision Vamp. Wendy still has a sugar-sweet voice, but this is very dark punk rock. Funny, challenging, but very hard. The Price Of The Ticket is one of the best punk rock albums of the year, made by that pretty chick of Transvision Vamp, yes, you read that right!

Didier BECU
08/12/2016


NL

In de jaren 80 was Wendy James als frontvrouw van Transvision Vamp het snoepje van de dag. De heerlijke glamrock van haar band ging er als zoete koek in en iedere jonge kerel heeft in de jaren 80 meer dan één keer de lp-hoes van naderbij bestudeerd. Helaas was het sprookje na drie jaar (en evenveel albums) afgelopen en werd de band in de categorie onehitwonder gestopt. Ten minste door sommigen, want eigenlijk was Transvision Vamp de vrouwelijke versie van T.Rex, ook al had niet iedereen dat door.

Twee jaar later probeerde Wendy het met een soloplaat, en ook al is Now Ain’t The Time For Your Tears (met de medewerking van Elvis Costello) allesbehalve slecht, belande ze toch zonder pardon regelrecht in de uitverkoopbakken. Het duurde uiteindelijk veertien jaar vooraleer Wendy terug van zich liet horen, ofschoon er maar weinig mensen Racine in hun platenkast hebben.

The Price Of The Ticket is de derde plaat uit Wendy’s tweede carrière en de knappe blondine kreeg meteen de prestigieuze steun van Lenny Kaye (gitarist van Patti Smith), Glen Matlock (de Sex Pistols-bassist) en James Sclavunos (drummer bij Nick Cave).

Het zijn inderdaad drie namen die je doen duizelen en The Price Of The Ticket is dan ook de meest rauwe punkplaat van het jaar geworden. Wendy heeft nog steeds haar mooie snoetje, maar door allerlei omstandigheden heeft ze ook de meest donkere kerkers van het leven gezien. De dertien songs klinken dan ook stuk voor stuk decadent, ze doen je denken aan de ongenaakbare rockdiva die eenzaam op een hotelkamertje naar een televisiescherm zit te staren. Beroemd, maar eigenlijk verschrikkelijk alleen. Het lijkt misschien vreemd, maar van de bubblegumpop van Transvision Vamp blijft weinig over. Wendys zeemzoete stem blijft, maar dit is zeer donkere punkrock. Grappig, uitdagend, maar vooral treffend hard. The Price Of The Ticket is één van de beste punkrockplaten van het jaar…gemaakt door die knappe griet van Transvision Vamp, jawel!

Didier BECU
08/12/2016


Music reviews

09
08
RAT SCABIES
Rat Scabies - P.H.D.
09
08
REACTOR7X
And Chaos Bacame The New Order
01
08
ANNINA MELISSA
Exhibition of Death
31
07
CRIMEN
Silent Animals
26
07
VIOLENCE
Le Flux de la Nature
22
07
SEMIOTICS DEPARTMENT OF HETERONYMS
Semiotics Department of Heteronyms

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

10
08
Today, it’s exactly 31 years ago Nitzer Ebb released Join In The Chant!
08
08
James Ray (The voice from The Sisterhood) returns with brand new album, band and musical style change!
02
08
This month, 35 years ago, Nitzer Ebb recorded their first demo Basic Pain Procedure!
30
07
'Anything' movie: UK digital release on August, 6th!
25
07
Spacelab revisited! ISS calls Kraftwerk from outer Space!
25
07
'Locating Silver Lake' screening at Breckenridge Film Festival in September!

Concert reviews

14
08
WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN
Review from WGT 2018, Leipzig, Germany
10
08
GOLDEN EARRING + THE KIDS
Live at Zulzeekse Feesten, Kluisbergen - Belgium - 28.07.2018
16
07
COVENANT W/ STONEBURNER
Live @ Ivy Smokehouse, Washington DC, 15th April 2018
24
05
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live at De Casino, Sint-Niklaas - Belgium - 05.05.2018
19
04
SCORPIONS
Live at Vorst Nationaal - Belgium - 04.04.2018
19
03
FEVER RAY
Live @ AB - Brussels - 15.03.2018

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

11
08
MICK HARVEY
Interview with Mick Harvey (The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, Crime & the City Solution, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey)
07
08
RAT SCABIES (EX THE DAMNED)
'I never planned to make a solo record... It was something I was doing for fun.'
03
08
LIZARD SMILE
'I still see it as the expression of appreciation par excellence to buy a physical album. It still remains more ‘real’ … one way or another.'
29
07
SN-A
I Also Love Telling Stories Without Words
27
07
STIN SCATZOR
I never could have thought Stin Scatzor would ever release an album on DAFT Records!

PHOTOS

16
08
16
08
BAUHAUS
W-Fest Amougies
12
08
12
08
GARY NUMAN
Lokerse Feesten
01
08
GRAUSAME TOCHTER
Amphi
01
08
PERSEPHONE
Amphi
01
08
MAD SIN
Amphi

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

18
08
MARY OCHER
The Android Sea
17
08
THE VISION BLEAK
Into The Unknown
16
08
DE/VISION
Brotherhood Of Man
15
08
SOLAR FAKE
Under Control
15
08
NEW ORDER
Restless
15
08
JO QUAIL
Gold (live)
15
08
SIXTH JUNE
Drowning