Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Icon: Wendy James

This pretty punkster formed the band Transvision Vamp with then boyfriend Nick Christian Sayer in the seventies. She had been singing Patti Smith covers in local bars and had little songwriting experience. But in a group setting creative minds worked together to make the album "Pop Art" with a top ten hit "I Want Your Love." The release of Transvision Vamp's second album, "Velveteen", led to the number one hit "Baby I Don't Care". The next two singles flopped and the band played a farewell tour supporting the Buzzcocks. In desperation Wendy wrote a letter to Elvis Costello asking for guidance and he wrote an entire album for her that didn't do very well on the charts. After another musical defeat Wendy pulled herself up by the boot straps and learned to write and play her own music. She formed the band Racine out of her own blood, sweat and tears and it shows. She went to hell and back for sake of rock n' roll and did it with an understated punk fashion sense and a dash of glam. Now at the age of forty she's living her dream and has never looked better.


21 comments:

Alison said...

Wow shes totally gorgeous! Good style too

Emma said...

Fab blog. And that last leopard print coat is amazing, very Margot Tenenbaum.

molly said...

she is so badass
thats rocknrollll

alluretone said...

i love her style, she pulls it off very well. love the jacket in the first picture, she just looks very badass with her guitar, shades and her perioxide blonde hair!

Tru said...

gotta love a girl with a bit of edge too her

Candid Cool said...

The 2nd shot is just plain cool

*** MeMiLy EdD *** said...

i love the photo after the writing so pretty her pout is amaze
x

Robin said...

Sequined skeleton outfit? Yes please.

1AMcoffee said...

great style shes beautiful, I didnt know her

Matthew said...

I have always lusted after Wendy James and have a hot performance of "I Want Your Love" on totp on video. Wendy James totally rocks and looks great.

WendyB said...

This woman is too beautiful!

DryBaby said...

Thanks V Much for using some of the images I POSTED onto the internet years ago..

(I am NOT joking by the way..I uploaded them while working on the (long dead) Wendy James.Nu site in the late 90's)

The names DryBaby..

http://drybaby1.blogspot.com/

The biggest Wendy James site(s) on the net..

(Once again NOT joking..it is HUGE!!!)

Check out ALL the 100's of images..

Many,Many Videos..

Audio..

and numerous interviews..

You might wanna recheck some of your "facts" in the blog write up though..

(You've based it on what I like to call "Wendy Truths" rather than what ACTUALLY happened..kay?)

"This woman is too beautiful!.."

Wanna bet..?

http://drybaby.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/la-femme-cocaine/

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GUbvgEZ5_5Q/SUK-Ue-JZdI/AAAAAAAAGS4/aDulXuGyihQ/s1600-h/cocaine+power+ego.jpg

and recently (Oct 2008)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GUbvgEZ5_5Q/SQ-R7uSPVrI/AAAAAAAAFwA/GhkLCv5N0T4/s1600-h/g3.JPG

Don't base your appreciation on 20 year old photos and currently "doctored" ones..

You just look foolish and gullible..

This is what Wendy looks like in 2008.

(funnily enough she wasn't too keen these photos got seen anywhere..odd huh?)

She has a nice "drug hobby" nowadays..

She recently SHUT DOWN her official site..

(Dec 12th in fact..!)

Enjoy the site(s)..

DryBaby

DryBaby said...

where DO those crazy kids get their WENDY JAMES photos from..?

http://drybaby1.blogspot.com/2008/02/where-do-those-crazy-kids-get-their.html

ME.

See now..?

D-R-Y-B-A-B-Y

atomik said...

It may be worth noting that, over the years, 'Drybaby' as he currently refers to himself, has conducted some sort of obsessive, self-loathing, hate-filled obsession with respect to Ms James. He has sabotaged a number of sites, in one instance spinning at great length, for some months, a claim that he had a contract to publish a book on Wendy James. To 'prove' this he forged and uploaded a contract clearly bogus to anyone even slightly knowledgeable about publishing. He is a quite spectacular extraordinarily hateful and self-loathing troll, and I would respectfully suggest he be treated as such, and no credence whatsoever assigned to his assertions. Think of him as yet another example of the sorriest spawn of the net.
~ Big Al

DryBaby said...

ATOMIK,

Your names keeps popping up on my Wendy Radar today...

I don't actually READ any of the comments but I support the people's right to say good or bad things..

So how do I know about folks like you..?

Atomix...?

(Well..I get a little note each time someone responds to MY comments worldwide which tells me who they are and where...see?)

You will have to do BETTER than those "words" above to get free positive P.R for the album next year...

(Retro Universe in Australia too?..pointless..1000's have gone through that link..and 1,000's more will..)

Would you like me to email you a list of where DryBaby is linked and mentioned worldwide..?

It would save you a LOT of Google time..

No biggie..

It would be my pleasure..

Frankly this is just plain SLOPPY and OBVIOUS..I think you'd agree.

http://drybaby1.blogspot.com/2008/12/atomik-powered-bullshit.html

It's DryBaby you're dealing with..

So you'll have to bring your A game at all times,Atomik..

I am razor sharp..

Razor.

Careful you don't get cut..

Holly Vincent sends her love..

Check it out for yourself..

http://www.myspace.com/drybabyworld

Razor sharp.

Official site is still gone though isn't it no matter what you have written..?

Atomix?

Gone...?

Not there...as in...gone.

You'd agree with that wouldn't you..?

Gone..?

Was it destroyed in an Atomik blast..?

(I couldn't resist..you left yourself wide open for that kick in the ass..)

DryBaby isn't gone...

Still here.

By the way did you write something witty and clever above..?

I didn't read it..

and I assume only me (and the person who runs this blog) gives a shit about it anyway..?

(Even I wouldn't even KNOW about it except for the little notes I get...)

See ya

(Maybe over at Retro Universe if I've got the time..)

D-R-Y-B-A-B-Y

Atomik said...

umm that's okay but amongst yer othr issoos u seem to be literally paranoid
whoever you think i r
i'm not
tho i suppose a paranoid world view is reassuring as then It All Makes Sense
and no it's ok i'll pass on your challenge i'm sure i could never ever met ur standards of wit and eloquence
now you have a nice day now mr pinkerton
cya wen babe ;)
Atomik

DryBaby said...

http://drybaby2.blogspot.com

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I’m Closely Related To Mick Jones…

“ I’m related to this scrubber…I’m also related to this scrubber I banged…I’m related to those groupies over there…lots of time…and that prostitute gave me a quick “relation” in the bathroom.. “

Still Here.

Will Still Be Here In A Year.

http://drybabyshow.wordpress.com

Where are you ATOMIK...babe?

DryBaby said...

http://drybaby2.blogspot.com

You can add .au or.co.uk or such like if you’re reading this in you own country…

( Australia,England,Narnia,Mordor,Tattotine etc..etc…etc..etc.. )

And not lamely and transparently pretending to be somewhere else..

Come on...come on...come on...

All You Can Do Is "SEARCH" For Years Old Links...

5 years old...8 years old...etc...etc.

Shame I didn't write anything 27 years ago..50 years ago…175 years ago

You could "SEARCH" Google for those too.

It means as much.

Have you tried new names too..?

Wally Windows,Carol Chrome,Sean Safari,Derek Desktop,Melvin Melbourne,Sid Sydney,Lenny Linux,Indira iPhone,Betty Bing,Olly Opera,Freddy Firefox,Matt Microsoft,Jimmy Jockstrap,Wendy Wankmeoff,Louise Los Angeles,Nathan New York…

The list of childish fake names you can post under is endless..

People WILL think those are real people and read everything you write you know..

Or perhaps just head straight to DryBaby thanks to your free publicity.

Which do YOU think does actually happen…?

How's Stuart..Still Brown Bread…?

http://drybabyshow.wordpress.com

DryBaby said...

Here I lie in my hospital bed,
Tell me, sister morphine, when are you coming round again.
Oh, and I don't think I can wait that long
Oh, you see that my pain is so strong.
All the other patients say they've never seen a man with such pain,
Tell me, sister morphine, when are you coming round again?
Oh, I don't think I can wait that long,
Oh, you see that I'm not that strong.
The scream of the ambulance is sounding in my ear.
Tell me, sister morphine, how long have I been lying here?
What am I doing in this place?
Why does the doctor have no face?
Oh, I can't crawl across the floor.
Can't you see, sister morphine, just trying to score.
Well, it just goes to show things are not what they seem.
Please, sister morphine, turn my nightmare into dreams.
Oh, can't you see I'm fading fast
And that this shot will be the last.
Please, cousin cocaine, lay your cool hands on my head.
Hey, sister morphine, you'd better make up the lyin' bed
'cause you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead,
And you can sit around and watch all the clean white sheets stain red.

Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha…

“ I worked with Wendy James in a music business accountants (Ossie Kilkenny) and she was one of my “client roster” in early 1993.She once asked us to book a flight for her, and my boss – who felt very maternal towards her (Ossie Kilkenny) told her she should know how to do it herself, so he made Wendy do it herself under our supervision. Wendy was – or seemed to be – completely fine with this, grateful, in fact… “

http://drybabyshow.wordpress.com

DryBaby said...

http://drybaby2.blogspot.com

You can add .au or.co.uk or such like if you’re reading this in you own country…

( Australia,England,Narnia,Mordor,Tattotine etc..etc…etc..etc.. )

And not lamely and transparently pretending to be somewhere else..

Come on...come on...come on...

All You Can Do Is "SEARCH" For Years Old Links...

5 years old...8 years old...etc...etc.

Shame I didn't write anything 27 years ago..50 years ago…175 years ago

You could "SEARCH" Google for those too.

It means as much.

Have you tried new names too..?

Wally Windows,Carol Chrome,Sean Safari,Derek Desktop,Melvin Melbourne,Sid Sydney,Lenny Linux,Indira iPhone,Betty Bing,Olly Opera,Freddy Firefox,Matt Microsoft,Jimmy Jockstrap,Wendy Wankmeoff,Louise Los Angeles,Nathan New York…

The list of childish fake names you can post under is endless..

People WILL think those are real people and read everything you write you know..

Or perhaps just head straight to DryBaby thanks to your free publicity.

Which do YOU think does actually happen…?

How's Stuart..Still Brown Bread…?

http://drybabyshow.wordpress.com

You have a nice day wonchta..?

DryBaby said...

THIS BLISS WAS CUT AND PASTED WITHOUT READING ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO SAY…BLISS,BLISS,BLISS.

http://drybaby2.blogspot.com

Yap.yap.yap,yap,yap..and piss off.

Or do you have a different way of saying piss off..?

Like “Jasmine Po” (is that your little special phrase for “different time zone” ? ) for instance..

Now..where were we…?

Oh yeah…

yap.yap.yap,yap…yap.yap…Amazon.yap.yap.yap…Did you not like being asked for your cellphone @You Tube to prove your identity and location if you wanted to make any further shitty comments there?…yap,yap,yap,yap,yap…

Nothing to say on the Irish Toilet page either..?

Enjoying the Bliss.

Was it really ONE YEAR AGO already..? won’t be long before it’s TWO YEARS AGO…then FIVE YEARS AGO…then…whatever…. Your “geo” location will prevent you from ever joining You Tube again..they know you’ll try another FALSE NAME plucked from your arse…maybe you should try moving to a different country in REALITY rather than just changing the location in YOUR BROWSER ADD-ON and thinking it fools people….

TELL ME AGAIN….

How long will it be before DRYBABY is removed from the internet ya think this time…?

15 months…wasn’t that the prediction about a year ago…Blissfully?

Wanna say 15 months again..?

Wanna take that bet cowboy..?

Poor Stuart won’t be around to see that day if it ever arrives.

15 months ago he was breathing.

6 months ago he was breathing.

Now he’s dead.

And not for 15 months either.

Permanently.

I always said on my blogs I wanted a DEATH (as you know as you’ve READ those exact words there numerous times) to add to my trophies and good old Stuart surprised me by actually giving me one…

Who’d have thought it as January 2014 dawned 11 months ago…?

Fingers crossed I can make it the double with you huh..?

Keep writing shit…on the few places they allow you to post ANONYMOUSLY (which is a small list getting smaller with every day!) safe in the knowledge it’s your time to waste and what you have to say is SO effective…

It’s scare me SO much and stops me from doing WHATEVER I like…

Stuart (and you) wrote me whole stack of IGNORED emails directly to my mailbox a year or so back.

Didn’t stop me doing anything then.

So this is even more…impotent.

And you’ve proved that over the past …15 months…haven’t ya…?

Bliss.

Oh and by the way…I’m already off this page by the time you “reply” and I won’t read those fine words you dribble next just like I didn’t read the most recent ones…

( I just get a NOTIFICATION of a reply without the actual reply itself…so no need to even read the words…)

Continue to visit the public sites of DRYBABY…

Your traffic is always welcome.

Not even a sniff of the secret THE DRYBABY SITE though for you naughty munchkin…why would I…?

And…as if I even needed to say this.

Obviously you’ll never get within a gnat’s fart of my good self in real life.

As If.

So again…you might not want to bother writing anything you think (hope?) is actually being read by me in reply to this…

It ain’t….never will be.

(BTW: this was written 2 days ago…in preparation for your “reply” so it was just cut and pasted here in seconds…mere seconds of my valuable time… )

In fact at this hour ( is THAT the time in this part of the world?) I’d already be asleep…

Without a care in the world.

Sociopaths sleep like blissful babies dontcha know…

Dr Woman On Amazon Who’s Name You Stole says so….

Smiley face and take your meds before you tuck in for the night…’kay?

Bliss you piece of shit!

BLISS,BLISS,BLISS….ANY FUTURE WORDS WILL BE THIS CUT AND PASTED AGAIN AND AGAIN..AND AGAIN….

WHEREVER AND WHENEVER IT SUITS ME…

BLISS,BLISS,BLISS.

DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH WAITING…THERE IS NO CONTINUOUS ON-GOING DIALOGUE WITH YOU…

YOU WERE USED AT A CERTAIN TIME.

THAT TIME IS OVER.

YOU ARE OF NO MORE USE.

BLISS,BLISS.BLISS

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