Wednesday gigwatch #1
I haven’t been to a gig for ages so was quite pleased to see that both Wendy James and The Plastiscines were playing last Wednesday night. Wendy James was my style crush when I was growing up, she was a kind of sexier, poppier version of Courtney Love in terms of her pretty-meets-punk look and though her band Transvision Vamp was dismissed as mere eye candy for eighties adolescents, I’m not ashamed to say I actually still love all their tunes.
Her new incarnation is The Racine World, similar guitar-led songs and the signature gravelly voice but rougher around the edges. For some reason, the gig was moved at the eleventh hour from Astoria2 to Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. A weird choice of venue (people were actually bowling while the bands were on, like…huh?) but rather cosy and good for getting a front-of-the-stage view. As usual, I was as interested in the audience as the band…how breathtaking is this red-lipped angel with perfectly matched belt?
23 March, 2008 @ 4:38 am
I love what the girl has done for the tee with the belt. Almost perfect.
23 March, 2008 @ 11:50 am
I used to love Transvision Vamp – love love love love all your money!….
She is looking good!
23 March, 2008 @ 12:29 pm
oops -im getting my early 90’s bands mixed up – i was quoting the lyrics to Daisy Chainsaw in my first comment to you, or was it Fuzzbox? Either way, Wendy James still looks like she rocks it.
25 March, 2008 @ 11:59 am
God Wendy James is still kicking around? She looks great I have to say.
Natty, I went to see Daisy Chainsaw when they were first together! Oh the shame!!
26 March, 2008 @ 2:26 am
She looked great. And what about her friend with the matching t-shirt?