MVD DVD RELEASE: Wendy O. Williams – WOW: Live and Fucking Loud From London! (1985)

Shot at the Camden Palace in London in September 1985, this concert video has Wendy moving from “Queen of Punk Rock” to “High Priestess of Metal.” Even better, Lemmy and Wurzel from Motörhead join her for a rendition of “Jailbait.”

Originally broadcast throughout Europe on Sky TV. this was directed by Plasmatics creator Rod Swenson and produced by Phillip Goodhand-Taite. I love that this has been released, as there isn’t a lot of live footage of Wendy from this era and her band sounds tight.

I remember the first time I saw The Plasmatics on Fridays and being absolutely enraptured — I was seven, go figure — by Wendy, a woman who seemed for all intents and purposes to be a chainsaw-wielding supervillainess but completely real. My parents were scandalized as she destroyed a car on their television but I am certain that this is the day that I became a man.

You can get this concert DVD from MVD.

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