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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, NME, 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, ...

Various: New York New Wave

Report by Dave Marsh, Melody Maker, October 1973

GREAT WHITE ROCK has not often come from New York City and its surrounding boroughs, even though – or perhaps because the American music business ...

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

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 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, 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 ...

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, 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, NME, 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 ...

Wayne County & The Electric Chairs: The Electric Chairs

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 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, 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, 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, NME, 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: Things Your Mother Never Told You (Safari)

Review by Paul Morley, NME, May 1979

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

The Wayne County Interview

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 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 ...

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