Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Number 823 - Transvision Vamp




Transvision Vamp

"I Want Your Love"

(1988)
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Genre:Alt Pop

Transvision's sound back in 1988 was way ahead of its years really, a lot of people outside of England just didn't get it.
Wendy James looked like punk, moved like punk, sang like a punker while having a pop backing group, sort of like Sid Vicous being backed up by "Keane".
More importantly, it bloody worked! (But not for long)
This was the only i liked by Transvision Vamp personally, and to be honest i liked it because Wendy #@^# in the chorus, back in those days it was rare for mainstream pop to make the waves singing "I want your fucking love". It was rebellious and i loved it.
"Despite almost universal critical hatred,
Transvision Vamp briefly rose to the top of the U.K. charts in the late '80s, thanks largely to the media image of lead singer Wendy James, who fashioned herself as a sexually provocative, rebellious, fashion-conscious punk -- sort of a mixture of Madonna, Blondie's Deborah Harry, T. Rex, and the Clash. The musical backing by guitarist/songwriter Nick Christian Sayer, keyboardist Tex Axile, bassist Dave Parsons, and drummer Pol Burton tended to reflect the latter three bands as well. The singles "Tell That Girl to Shut Up" (originally by Holly and the Italians) and the Top Five "I Want Your Love" helped their debut album Pop Art."
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (We are respectable magazine you know) and the album at number (*Rolls Eyes*)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 62.8 out of 108
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