Transvision Vamp - Tell That Girl To Shut Up (1988)




The second single from the band's debut album Pop Art, was a cover of a song recorded by American pop punk band Holly and the Italians. It was written by the lead singer and guitarist Holly Beth Vincent. It wasn't a hit for the band and it also just missed out on a top 40 placing for Transvision Vamp, peaking at #45 in the UK.

Interestingly, the B-side to Tell That Girl To Shut Up featured a track called God Save The Royalties, which was a reversed mix of the song Psychosonic Cindy that featured on the Pop Art album.

The album was more successful than the singles, reaching #4 in the UK and #13 in Australia. Three other singles were released from the album; The lead single Revolution Baby (this originally stalled at #77 in the UK charts, but a reissue reached #30),  I Want Your Love (#5) and Sister Moon (#41).

The band's biggest hit of the 80s (and their entire career) was Baby I Don't Care which reached #3 in the UK, and was the lead single from the second album Velveteen.

Transvision Vamp disbanded in February 1992 with Wendy James launching her solo career in 1993.

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