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Encyclopedia > Transvision Vamp
Transvision Vamp
Background information
Origin Flag of United Kingdom UK
Genre(s) Pop, Rock
Years active 1986-1991
Website http://www.transvisionvamp.com
Members
Performing Members:
Wendy James
Nick Christian Sayer
Dave Parsons
Anthony Doughty
Former members
Pol Burton
James Piper
Martin Hallett

Transvision Vamp was a popular UK alternative rock group. Formed in 1986 by Nick Christian Sayer and Wendy James[1], the band enjoyed a brief period of success in the late 1980s, fusing elements of punk, art rock and the "big band" sound of Phil Spector. James, the lead singer and focal-point of the group, attracted media attention with her sexually-charged and rebellious image. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Wendy James is a singer/songwriter best known for her lead singing role in the late 80s pop band Transvision Vamp. ... Anthony (Tex) Doughty. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Wendy James is a singer/songwriter best known for her lead singing role in the late 80s pop band Transvision Vamp. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Art rock is a term used by some to describe rock music that is characterized by ambitious or avant-garde lyrical themes and/or melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard modern popular music forms and genres, toward influences in jazz, classical, world music or the experimental avant... Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. ... Wendy James is a singer/songwriter best known for her lead singing role in the late 80s pop band Transvision Vamp. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ...


Together with Dave Parsons and Anthony Doughty (AKA Tex Axile) making up the the bands four permanent members. Additional members Pol Burton, James Piper and Martin Hallett were musicians engaged to play during live concerts: Burton then later Hallett (AKA Mallet) on drums, Piper on guitar.[2]


The band was signed by MCA and released a cover single of the Holly and the Italians song "Tell That Girl To Shut Up" in April 1988 . A month later the follow-up single "I Want Your Love", with its pop/punk crossover appeal, entered the Top 10 in the United Kingdom. The band went on to release the hit album Pop Art in October. The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... Holly and the Italians were a short-lived American pop-punk band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1978 by Chicago born singer and guitarist Holly Beth Vincent, bassist Mark Sidgwick, and drummer Steve Young. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Punk Rock is an anti-establishment music movement that began about 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified by The Ramones,the Misfits, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


1989 was the band's most successful year, with the number 3 hit single "Baby I Don't Care" and hit album Velveteen. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1990 MCA refused to release Transvision Vamp's third album Little Magnets Versus The Bubble Of Babble in the UK, reportedly disliking the mellower direction of the music.[citation needed] Wendy James has stated "...it came out in America and did better than the other two albums in America. But then we decided to split up, during which time the English record label had said they weren't convinced about this record, we're going to hold off on it and see how well it does in other countries first. By the time they were ready to release it, we'd already decided to split up, and so it never came out."[1] The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... Wendy James is a singer/songwriter best known for her lead singing role in the late 80s pop band Transvision Vamp. ...


James went on to a solo career and in 2004 formed the band Racine. Wendy James is a singer/songwriter best known for her lead singing role in the late 80s pop band Transvision Vamp. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline for Music. ...

Contents

Band members

  • Wendy James – vocals
  • Nick Christian Sayer – guitar
  • Dave Parsons – bass (would later join Bush)
  • Anthony Doughty – keyboards and drums
  • Pol Burton – drums (only on Pop Art album)

Wendy James is a singer/songwriter best known for her lead singing role in the late 80s pop band Transvision Vamp. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anthony (Tex) Doughty. ...

Discography

Singles

Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Tell That Girl To Shut Up is the second song from UK pop/rock band Transvision Vamp. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... I Want Your Love is a song from UK pop/rock band Transvision Vamp. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... // Sister moon was an amateur three-piece British Rock band, which was strongly influenced by The Who and New Wave. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Baby I Dont Care is a pop/rock song from UK band Transvision Vamp. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Only One may refer to: The Only One, a single by Transvision Vamp relased in 1989 The Only One, a song by The American Analog Set from their 2001 album Know by Heart The Only One, a song by producer Danger Mouse and rapper Jemini from their 2003 album... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For the 1991 motion picture, see If Looks Could Kill (film). ...

Studio Albums

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References

  1. ^ a b ilikemusic.com, unattributed. Wendy James / Racine interview February 2005. Retrieved on 2007-05-29.
  2. ^ transvisionvamp.com, unattributed. The History of Transvision Vamp. Retrieved on 2007-05-29.

  Results from FactBites:
 
We Are Transvision Vamp! (602 words)
Martin Hallett, commonly known as Mallett, was the concert drummer for Transvision Vamp.
Jazz and Mallett were such an asset to Transvision Vamp's live sound and stage presence, that they both stayed on to tour in support of Little Magnets Verses The Bubble Of Babble.
Pol Burton was part of the original line-up of Transvision Vamp when their debut album came out in 1988.
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