The Price Of The Ticket
Released February 19th 2016
ALBUM PREVIEW TRACKS
About the Album
Wendy James new solo LP ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ recorded in NYC, mixed in Berkeley CA. The players on this album are a bona-fide line-up from all-time Punk and New Wave bands… Lenny Kaye (The Patti Smith Group) on guitar, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) on bass, James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) on drums, with tracks 12 and 13 recorded by Wendy James and James Williamson (Iggy and The Stooges), Steve Mackay (Iggy and The Stooges), James Sclavunos (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds).
All songs are written and produced by Wendy James, tracks 12 and 13 are cover versions of songs written Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith (MC5/Sonic’s Rendezvous Band) and Bob Dylan respectively.
Wendy James has evolved in music legacy to where her first band Transvision Vamp is an iconic and collectable favorite and her new music is constantly a push for ever more current attitude and talent, followed and bought by proceeding generations of Alt-Rock n Roll fans the world over. Cited by Miley Cyrus as her original pin-up and at the same time being on par with Patti Smith as an uncompromising artist, songwriter and musician.
Originally from London, now resident of NYC, she has achieved what few can or have: longevity and a forward motion trajectory in New Wave Garage Rock.
The release of ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ will include all formats: LP Vinyl, CD and Digital Download. Wendy James will be touring and her setlist will include some songs from this album, some choice cuts from previous solo work and some favorites from Transvision Vamp.
The package is presented with arresting and beautiful artwork by Kym Ellery and Roze Hooij
Release date: 19th February 2016.
1 PALOMA’S DOWNS
2 INDIGENT BLUES
3 KING RAT
4 LOVE FROM THE 9TH
5 BAD INTENTIONS AND A BIT OF CRUELTY
6 YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER
7 SCREAMIN’ BACK WASHINGTON
8 WHY OH WHY DO YOU HURT ME STILL?
9 FAREWELL TO LOVE
10 COWBOY RHYTHM
11 SITUATION NORMAL AT SURFRIDER
12 YOU’RE SO GREAT
13 IT’S ALRIGHT MA
WENDY JAMES – VOCALS/RHYTHM GUITAR/KEYS & PIANO
LENNY KAYE – RHYTHM/LEAD GUITAR (Patti Smith/Nuggets)
GLEN MATLOCK – BASS (Sex Pistols)
JAMES SCLAVUNOS – DRUMS (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)
JAMES WILLIAMSON – GUITAR & BASS. Track 12 & 13 (Iggy and the Stooges)
STEVE MACKAY – BARITONE SAX. Track 13 (Iggy and the Stooges)
All songs written and produced by Wendy James
All songs mixed by Wendy James & Jesse Nichols
**Tracks 12 &13 written by Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith & Bob Dylan
Photography and Art Direction by Kym Ellery and Roze Hooij
© Copyright Wendy James 2014. All Rights Reserved
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*You’re So Great Written by Fred Smith © 1978 Stratium Music Inc (ASCAP)
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**It’s Alright Ma Written by Bob Dylan © 1965 by Warner Bros Inc
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