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Wayne County & The Electric Chairs

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs

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They Simper At Times: New York Dolls, Wayne County: The Mercer Arts Center, New York City

Live Review by Miles, New York Dolls/Glam Rock, 1972

"It’s a fact that LA soft rock has been stomped on by glittering lurid day-glo platform shoes worn by a female impersonating, posturing hard-rock singer... ...

New York: The Dark Side Of Town

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 5 May 1973

THE GRAFFITI IN the toilets at Max's Kansas City is abysmal. It's the only word that comes to mind – there's not one subversive scrawl, ...

All That Glitters Is Not Rock

Report by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 19 August 1973

Being a Partial Compendium of Some of the More (Or Less) Outstanding New York Unknowns ...

New York City Rock: Tacky!

Report by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 6 July 1974

— that's how the Americans describe those freaky New York bands like Wayne County and Teenage Lust. Chris Charlesworth, guided by photographer Bob Gruen, takes ...

Glitter Rock's Lingering Shadow

Report by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 3 November 1974

I like sex, because sex is not dangerous. Violence is dangerous, that's why I leave my violence on stage. But we've never been into glitter. ...

Wayne County and Handsome Dick Manitoba: War of the Gargantuas

Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, June 1976

NEW YORK — One early spring evening at CBGB's Wayne County was wrapping up his parody of Patti Smith when a disturbance erupted. All that ...

Various Artists: Live At CBGB's/Max's Kansas City 1976

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 27 November 1976

YOU KNOW what these albums remind me of: The This Is Mersey Beat collections that Oriole put out after the first wave of Liverpool bands had gotten ...

Iggy Pop: Friar's, Aylesbury; Cherry Vanilla, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Wayne Country, Siousxsie & The Banshees: The Roxy, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 12 March 1977

Run with the pack as ace reporter Joe Varnish checks out Iggy Pop, The Heartbreakers, Cherry Vanilla, Wayne County and one or two local boys ...

Wayne County & the Electric Chairs: Roxy, London

Live Review by Barry Cain, Sounds, 12 March 1977

NOW YOU can take this on two levels — the gimmick and the serious. ...

NY Punk

Report by Kris Needs, ZigZag, April 1977

Well, we got through to the second issue despite opposition from the hippies. Anyway, here we are...and it's about time we went Over The Top ...

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs: Marquee, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 4 June 1977

AT NINE years of age I decapitated my dolls and donated a life to rock'n'roll. Nights like tonight I understand just why. (Gasp) it was ...

Wayne County: Electric Circus, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 6 August 1977

UPSTAIRS IN THE tiny Electric Circus dressing room Wayne County fussily fumbles and fidgets; he's got to look just right. He's wearing a crisp fawn ...

New York Lights Up With Soggy Matches!

Overview by Robert Duncan, Creem, November 1977

A Consumer Guide To Rock's Last Drag by Robert Drizzle Duncan ...

Adverts, Wayne County & the Electric Chairs, Cortinas, Suburban Studs, Staa Marx, Depressions: De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Live Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 4 February 1978

Leicester bangs, Gaye Explodes ...

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs: The Electric Chairs

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 11 February 1978

AAAHHHHH...WAYNE! Rock 'n' roll is a bitch sometimes, ain't it? I bet it wasn't easy growing up down south when you were...different. It was a ...

Wayne County: County Counsel

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 8 April 1978

WHEN WAYNE COUNTY left his native state of Georgia, "because it was icky, and I got shot at", he meant to take a trip down ...

Wayne County: A Transexual In Transit

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 26 August 1978

KCHUNK. NOTHING. Kchunk. Cherry Vanilla, bare tits with orange peel between her legs. Kchunk. Transomething Jackie Curtis in 1969, glittered eyes. Kchunk. Patti Smith, youthful ...

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs: Music Machine, Camden Town, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 14 October 1978

OCTOBER SEES the inevitable recognition of two of the greatest rock'n'roll performers of all time — Bette Midler and Wayne County who, even before Wayne ...

Wayne County & the Electric Chairs: Music Machine, London

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 14 October 1978

WEIRD IS the word that immediately springs to mind; the detached weirdness of viewing a transvestite play hard rock, of being part of an audience ...

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs: Things Your Mother Never Told You (Safari)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 5 May 1979

THRASHING SUSPICIONS against all considered expectations, this is a mobile and intimidating masterpiece. ...

Wayne County & the Electric Chairs: Things Your Mother Never Told You (Safari GOOD 2) *****

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 12 May 1979

More songs about toilets and marines ...

Wayne County: Eric's, Liverpool

Live Review by Penny Kiley, Melody Maker, 19 May 1979

...and then he was she ...

The Wayne County Interview

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 2 June 1979

WAYNE COUNTY was already in the car. I was ushered into the front seat, leaving Wayne staring down the back of my neck. That was ...

Man Enough To Be A Woman, Jayne County (Serpent's Tail. £11.99)

Book Review by Fred Dellar, Vox, September 1995

County crows ...

see also Miamis, The

see also Jayne County

see also Queen Elizabeth


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