Former Transvision Vamp singer Wendy James is ready to take on 2011 as a solo artist.
Her post-punk hits with Transvision Vamp, 'Baby I Don't Care' and 'I Want Your Love' stamped some angst onto the end of the 80s after a near decade of new romantic pop from the UK.
In 1993, James released 'Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears', a solo record featuring every song written by Elvis Costello. There were also a couple of records under the moniker Racine 1 and Racine 2. However, in late 2010, Wendy released what she is calling her first real solo album 'I Came Here To Blow Minds'.
't's the first really. There was Elvis and me, then I called the next two Racine No1 and Racine No2,' she tells Undercover.fm. 'Although the production technique is the same (I write and produce) this is actually the first one where I came out front and called it like it is . Wendy James'.
For 'I Came Here To Blow Minds', Wendy holed up in a Paris studio and gathered together a tribe of French indie musicians to play with her. She chose musicians who marinated their influences to the sounds of New York and Detroit and acts like the Stooges, Television, the Velvets and Richard Hell and the Voidoids.
'I Came To Blow Minds' was released through Cobraside exclusively to iTunes in October, 2010.
The tracklisting for 'I Came Here To Blow Minds' is:
The Moon Dead In The River
Where Have You Been, So Long?
Don't Shoot ' I Ain't Dillinger
New Wave Flowered Up Main Street Acid Baby
You Tell Me
One Evening In A Small Café
These Beggar Memories
You're A Fucking Mess, But You Sure Are Pretty
I Came Here To Blow Minds
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