This first video features an Interview with the Wendy James, the lead singer of 80's band Transvision Vamp. Don't you just dig that husky voice? I must admit that I was really smitten with Wendy James in the late Eighties - what a girl!
Transvision Vamp were formed in 1988 by Nick Christian Sayer and Wendy James. The band enjoyed chart success in the late 1980's with two albums and eight singles. Wendy James attracted media attention with her sexually-charged and rebellious image.
the band reached their peak with the No.1 album Velveteen in 1989. Baby I Don't Care, the first single taken from the album, reached No.3
and was their biggest seller.
I bought the Velveteen album on cassette, but sadly it got chewed up by my cheap car radio/cassette player in my Mini Metro! It was a great album, though - I think I'll get the CD version!
I Want Your Love was the first chart hit for Transvision Vamp, peaking at #5 in the UK. The single was taken from the debut album, Pop Art which reached #4 in the UK during 1988. The other three singles released from the album were; Revolution Baby (reissue reached No.30 in the UK singles chart), Sister Moon (#41 UK) and Tell That Girl to Shut Up (#45 UK) which was a cover of a song by American pop punk band Holly and the Italians. The original release of the Revolution Baby single failled to chart.
The Only One was the second single to be lifted from the #1 (UK) album Velveteen. It spent six weeks in the singles chart and peaked at #15 in the UK. It managed to reach #30 in Australia.
Two more tracks featured on the 7", 12" and CD version of the single which were; The Mystery Song and Love Me.
The dramatic, 60s-inspired Landslide of Love was the third single to be released from the band's second album Velveteen. It charted for five weeks in the UK, peaking at #14.
The Velveteen album reached #1 in the UK and #2 in Australia.