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"Motivation for the Spacin' Generation..." [Jul. 7th, 2009|04:53 pm]
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[music |Transvision Vamp: Pop Art]

Ah, Transvision Vamp!   Of all the music I've ever liked I suppose T Vamp must go down as the guiltiest pleasure - but only because the snobbish music press have forever written them off as being crap!   I'd beg to differ though.  Hardly high brow, they were a bit like a T. Rex for the late 80s with a hint of commercial Velvet Underground thrown in - trashy and fun, semi-bubble gum pop with a seedy side.

Although I never play their second album "Velveteen" anymore, their debut "Pop Art" remains one I still listen to quite often twenty years on - it's stood the test of time much better than it's better known successor.  

Catchy tunes are all over the album with some really rather clever and amusing lyrics at times.  I still particularly love 'Sister Moon', 'Hanging Out with Halo Jones' and 'Andy Warhol's Dead'.

The closing 'Sex Kick' is the only track I sometimes skip (and back in the day Wendy's dubbed-on orgasmic screams were a bit embarrassing with my parents around!!) and I'd have preferred several of the excellent single b-sides (such as 'Evolution Evie' or 'Long, Lonely Weekend') in its place.

I actually saw them twice live two nights running at the Barrowlands in 1989 and had two posters of Wendy on my bedroom wall for a while that year (although I really wanted Tracy from The Primitives but there wasn't any posters of her!)

"Trash City, watch out here I come"

From: gahlaze
2011-11-01 06:42 pm (UTC)
I’ve been into blogging for quite some time and this is definitely a great post.Cheers!

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