Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wendy O Williams Bump 'N Grind - Live|
Actor: Wendy O. Williams
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
As the lead singer of the infamous Plasmatics Wendy O. Williams emerged as one of the most notorious figures on the American punk scene; dubbed the queen of shock rock her on-stage theatrics were the stuff of underground l... more »
Typical 1980s hair band sludge
T. P. Watt | 02/05/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The footage itself was okay, but this really wasn't one of the high points in WOW's career. She drags a very average bunch of hard rock musicians from LA over to London to back her on a solo tour. The guitar player is one of the lamest Van Halen clones I've ever seen. Lemmy from Motorhead shows up for a tune, but the whole thing is an endurance test to watch. Forgettable."
Later Wendy O. is still great stuff!
David Pigecella | Indy | 02/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although this dvd is from late era Wendy O Williams, its still well worth having if you're a fan of Wendy or the Plasmatics. The overall audio and video quality is very good. This dvd is from a concert in London in 1985 and features songs from both Wendy's solo career and older Plasmatics numbers. Wendy is realy wired out and full of energy throughout. At one point she is having a real hard time with one of her bra straps! I love Wendy O and seeing this rare performance was a real treat.I would get this dvd while you can as I'm sure it will go out of print soon and who knows when it will be available again."
CBGBs carried overseas
Phil S. | USA | 04/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A 1985 concert with three pieces and a couple of guest stars. The real thrust of Wendy's amazing erotic performance is constantly undermined by hyperactive editing with too many close-ups of bass player Greg Smith (as great as he plays and as cool as he looks), too many of the same audience reaction shot - the first row shown over and over again, basically no closeups of the drummer. WOW is never caught head to toe in a tight *one*.
Added to that, her powerful voice is mixed too far back. Can't say she's got the most melodious voice but that primal scream starting at her heels, snaking up past that black string bikini, and erupting through her voice box should be the loudest instrument on stage.
Still, we have an important DVD. and one which cries out for a proper re-edit, re-mix."