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Transvision Vamp

Updated on January 23, 2015

Late eighties Punk Pop group fronted by Wendy James

This is the punk meets pop group of the late eighties who shot to fame with their first release 'tell that girl to shut up' which was quickly followed up by their 2nd single release 'I want your love' which was their first top 10 hit when it plateaued at number 5 in the UK chart in 1988.

Their highest UK chart hit was 'baby I don't care' which got to number 3 in 1989.

The band were fronted by the gorgeous blond bombshell Wendy James, who quickly became known for her sexy and pouting lead singing role with most of her performances done scantily clad and accompanied by a good dose of provocative high energy dancing.

Brittany Spears and Christine Aguilera eat your hearts out, well in the beginning anyway.

The band went on to release 3 albums in total

  • Pop Art
  • Velveteen
  • Little Magnets Versus The Bubble Of Babble

The first 2 albums stuck closely to the punk meets pop theme and were highly successful. The third album was a bit of a departure from their normal theme and proved to be the last album they would make together.

Transvision Vamp still has a cult following to this day and there are plenty of websites dedicated to the group, so if you can't get enough of them here get your Google fingers clicking on the links below.

By the way if you like the idea of creating your own single page website like this then all you have to do is click on I want to make my own Hub

Transvision Vamp - Pop Art

Transvision Vamp's first album

Pop Art
Pop Art

10 brilliant tracks everyone as good as the last.

Trash City

I want your love

Sister Moon

Psychosonic Cindy

Revolultion Baby

Tell that girl to shut up

Wild Star

Hanging out with Halo Jones

Andy Warhol's Dead

Sex Kick

 

Who are Transvision Vamp - Band Members

>>Wendy James >>>> Nick Christian Slater >>>>> Dave Parsons >>>>> Tex Axile>>

Originally also included Pol Burton

Transvision Vamp - Velveteen

Velveteen
Velveteen

This was Transvision Vamp's second album with their highest UK chart success 'Baby I Don't Care.

11 great tracks i total

The Only One

Landslide of Love

Falling for a Goldmine

Down on you

Song to the Stars

Kiss their sons

Born to be sold

Pay the Ghosts

Bad Valentine

Velveteen

 

Three reasons to love Transvision Vamp

Reason number 1 Wendy James, the gorgeous front of Transvision Vamp who brought vitality and energy to the lead singing role.

Reason number 2 The music, the underlying beat and raw energy of their music reaches into the soul and generates that good to be alive feeling, particularly if you like the raw energy and grunt of punk packaged into a pop music wrapper.

Reason number 3 Longevity, the music has stood the test of time, getting on for nearly 2 decades later it is still widely listened to due to its cult status and loyal fan base. Proving to be very durable and at least as good if not better than a lot of new pop music being released today.

Transvision Vamp - Little Magnets Versus The Bubble Of Babble

Little Magnets Versus The Bubble Of Babble
Little Magnets Versus The Bubble Of Babble

Bit of a departure from their previous albums but did very well in the States

(I Just Wanna) B With You

Ain't No Rules

If Looks Could Kill

Every Little Thing

Twangy Wigout

Don't Believe The Type

Pressure Times

Crawl Out Your Window

You Put A Spell On Me

Back On My Knees Again

 

Transvison Vamp and Wendy on the World Wide Web

Listen to Transvision Vamp Online some great tracks, more pictures and news about Transvision Vamp

ILike Transvision Vamp module on Facebook featuring lots of video's, comments from fans and the chance to join the group.

Wendy James on whodatedwho More photos and gossip about Wendy.

Wendy and her new band Racine featured on MySpace getting a bit serious, with videos and tracks from Racine

Racine on Wikipedia still releasing albums the latest Racine 3 due in 2009.

Some people love Transvision Vamp and some people hate Transvision Vamp, personally I love em.

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Looking forward to more posts on this new blog Music For Me The first few posts will be really interesting for anyone who likes Transvision Vamp and it won't be too long before there will be one or two about our Wendy.

Velveteen
Velveteen

Out of print in the U.S.! 1989 sophomore album from Wendy James and her Transvision Vamp mates. Produced by Zeus B. Held, the album is a blend of Pop, Glam, Bubblegum and Garage Rock, blended together with a spoonful of sugar to help the Velveteen go down. 11 tracks. Universal.

 

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      I actually thought 'Tell That Girl to Shut Up' was by Holly and the Italians, and of course it was. Transvision Vamp covered it, and it was originally written by Holly (who was quite hot too.) You learn something every day. It was Transvision Vamp who made the song famous, and I didn't know that.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      love their songs

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      Brian Stephens 5 years ago from France

      @anonymous: I love them to ever since they came out in the 80's I have all their albums and my kids bought me a 1/2 sized poster of Wendy James. Great kids :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I thought I was the only person on earth who had heard of them. I love this group!

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      you love music. nice lens

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Hope your Holiday Season is wonderful ...Best wishes Brian.

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      Hiyaha 6 years ago

      You know how to write about music.

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      Brian Stephens 6 years ago from France

      @Tempus: I love them all, but 'Born to be Sold' is pretty good.

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      Tempus 6 years ago

      'Born to be Sold' is a personal favourite. Great Lens. Thanks

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      CR2000 6 years ago

      I never heard of them either ..interesting : )

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      JoleneBelmain 7 years ago

      I had never heard of them before visiting your lens. A very well done article.

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      Brian Stephens 8 years ago from France

      [in reply to DRYBABY] I am pretty sure any online sources I used have links to them already, I got most of my material from the cover sleeves of the albums I own and my own opinion of the band which I have been listening to for about 20 years, always loved their music.

      But I don't mind you adding some extra links and if I have used any of your information you deserve your place.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nice fantasy site..

      Most of the material on here (from various on line sources) was in fact provided by me..

      http://drybaby1.blogspot.com/2008/02/where-do-thos...

      I kid you not...

      This is Wendy James in 2009..

      http://drybaby1.blogspot.com/

      http://drybaby.wordpress.com/

      http://www.dailymotion.com/oscare

      You might like to do some research in those places perhaps..?

      See ya

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

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      kirstyrebecca 8 years ago

      My dad used to paly this band all the time when I was a child so I really like the music now, suppose it's a bit nostalgic really.

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      enslavedbyfaeries 8 years ago

      Thanks for the introduction to this very interesting musical talent!