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Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Apr 2021, 20:01

Who collects that band? They are all but forgotten now. 1980s were full of such bands.
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Re: Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby slightbreeze » 28 Apr 2021, 20:15

Hearing Wendy talk, you'd think they were the future of rock n roll. Agreed.... absolute garbage. Now, what about Sig Sig Sputnik?

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Postby slightbreeze » 28 Apr 2021, 20:15

And to think Costello wrote an entire album for her.

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Re: Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Apr 2021, 20:18

Never heard Sigue Sigue Sputnik. They were a flash in the pan, if there ever was one.
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Postby Geezee » 29 Apr 2021, 10:16

Wendy's ace. Sister Moon's a period classic.
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Postby robertff » 29 Apr 2021, 10:45

Actually I quite liked them, thought they were a bit of fun - got the first two albums.



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Postby Artgar » 29 Apr 2021, 11:08

GoogaMooga wrote:Never heard Sigue Sigue Sputnik. They were a flash in the pan, if there ever was one.


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Re: Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby C » 29 Apr 2021, 11:36

No Googs

There is no such thing as 'garbage'* bands

There is music you like and music you don't like.





* for the Brits: 'rubbish'








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Postby Brother Spoon » 29 Apr 2021, 12:06

C wrote:
There is no such thing as 'garbage'* bands

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Postby Rorschach » 29 Apr 2021, 12:24

I thought C had said 'garage bands'. I was preparing a strongly worded refutation.

I've never listened to them before so I put a comp on (on Spotify). It's all right. Quite energetic really. Not exactly original though.
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Postby Brother Spoon » 29 Apr 2021, 12:49

To be honest I love that clip as comedy. I've never listened to the records...
The earnestness cracks me up.
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Postby C » 29 Apr 2021, 13:27

Brother Spoon wrote:


Thanks for posting - that's brilliant!

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Re: Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 29 Apr 2021, 16:47

I have that Wendy/Costello album.

No great shakes.
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Postby Mike Boom » 29 Apr 2021, 17:46

Walk In My Shadow wrote:I have that Wendy/Costello album.

No great shakes.




EC's versions are however fantastic

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Re: Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 29 Apr 2021, 19:03

Mike Boom wrote:
Walk In My Shadow wrote:I have that Wendy/Costello album.

No great shakes.




EC's versions are however fantastic


Track 1 is "Clash City Rockers" with an underlay of "Veronica"
Some mother's talking 'bout Guns' n 'Roses
As if i give a fuck
At best i think they suck

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Postby Mike Boom » 29 Apr 2021, 20:06

50 Shades Of Blue wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:
Walk In My Shadow wrote:I have that Wendy/Costello album.

No great shakes.




EC's versions are however fantastic


Track 1 is "Clash City Rockers" with an underlay of "Veronica"


“Digging up the bones, of Strummer and Jones”

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Re: Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby The Slider » 29 Apr 2021, 20:28

Rorschach wrote:I've never listened to them before so I put a comp on (on Spotify). It's all right. Quite energetic really. Not exactly original though.



You don't *listen* to Transvision vamp.
You *look* at them

I saw them live in New York soon after this came out.
They were a bit rubbish but the view from where I was standing was quite something.
I was stood by her monitors and the skirt she was wearing was even shorter than the one in this video

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Re: Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby GoogaMooga » 29 Apr 2021, 20:45

Artgar has deliberately misquoted me in his current sig line, changing an all-important pronoun from "He" to "I". I cannot be held responsible for such misquotes.
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Re: Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 29 Apr 2021, 21:46

Mike Boom wrote:
50 Shades Of Blue wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:


EC's versions are however fantastic


Track 1 is "Clash City Rockers" with an underlay of "Veronica"


“Digging up the bones, of Strummer and Jones”


Got that in the lyric now.
Just listened to her version.
Not so good.
Some mother's talking 'bout Guns' n 'Roses

As if i give a fuck

At best i think they suck

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Re: Transvision Vamp are utter garbage

Postby pcqgod » 29 Apr 2021, 22:55

I only ever heard their version of "Tell That Girl to Shut Up." Weren't they basically like a Primitives-lite?
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