KERRANG No. 62 February March 1984 Phil Collins on cover, Shy, Great White, Rock Goddess, Genesis, W.O.W Wendy O Williams, Spider, Exciter, Slayer


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KERRANG – No.62 (Phil Collins Cover, Shy, Great White, Rock Goddess, John Sykes, W.O.W Wendy O Williams, Spider, Gary Moore @ Manchester Apollo (catch UFO ref.!) by Chris Welch)

KERRANG number 62  1/6th of page 36 is missing, is cut. Other than that the rest of the mag is in very near mint condition!

Date of issue: Feb 23 – Mar 7 1984  Cover: Genesis – Phil Collins

Featured artists:

Billy Rankin, Anthrax: Fistful of Metal, Exciter: Violence & Force, Slayer: Show no Mercy, Easy action, Pallas: The Sentinel, Great White, Spider: Here we go Rock n Roll, Twelfth Night, The Rods: live, Heaven where angels fear to tread.
Spider – 2 pg interview w/photos
Shy – 0.5pg interview w/photo
Rock Goddess – 2 pg  Day in the Life
John Cougar Mellencamp – 1.5pg interview w/photo
Great White – 1 pg photos w/text
Motley Crue / Waysted / Ozzy Osbourne – Group centrespread – 2 pg w/text
Genesis – 5 pgs (1 pg interview 4pg photos)
John Sykes – 1 pg interview
Wendy O Williams – 2 pg interview w/photo
Kate Bush – 2.5pg interview w/photo
Rick Springfield – 1 pg photo w/text

Concerts: Thor; The Alarm; Tina Turner; Gary Moore; Hellion

Kerrang – the longest running and most famous UK Rock and Heavy Metal magazine. These mags have now become ultra collectable pieces of music memorabilia and have featured some of the biggest and smallest names in Rock/HM. Buy a piece of rock history today!!!!!


THOR: Let the Blood Run Red 12″ RED vinyl. Canadian Epic Metal. Check videos.

THOR: Knock ‘Em Down 12″ with 3 Live tracks . + free erotic photos & porn clips of Thor’s singer & wife. Check videos

THOR: Thunder on the Tundra 7″+ Hot Flames.. picture disc. Check videos.

THOR: Thunder on the Tundra 12″+ Hot Flames. Check videos.

THOR: Only the strong CD ltd. to 1000 copies. + free: Thor’s singer / wife nude photos & clips. [Totally EPIC. Check videos + pictures]

EXCITER: Violence & Force LP with promo clippings. signed, autographed by all band members

EXCITER: Violence n Force LP SUPER RARE signed white label Test pressing MFN LP. Signed, autographed by all

EXCITER: Violence n Force LP. vinyl in Mint condition. Check audio

HELL COMES TO YOUR HOUSE compilation LP 1985 (Hard Rock, Metal) MFN 30, Red vinyl, no ps, SIGNED by Exciter

EXCITER: Feel the Knife signed E.P signed, autographed. Check samples

PALLAS: The Sentinel LP. Gatefold UK. 1984 Check samples

HEAVEN: Rock School rare 12″ that also contains Madness and 2 live songs. Check video

HEAVEN: Where Angels Fear To Tread promo LP Dio, Glen Hughes, Lita Ford guest vocals. similar to AC/DC. CHECK VIDEOS

W.O.W Wendy O Williams:

W.O.W Wendy O Williams:

In life and death, Wendy O. believed in three basic tenets: Never Compromise, Never Surrender, and (most importantly), Posers Get Lost. The Plasmatics, her crazed punk-metal shock rock wrecking ball, was the supersonic distillation of her Nietzsche-like belief system, and they blazed a trail of chaos and mayhem through the 70’s and 80’s that nobody could touch. Not Alice Cooper, not the Sex Pistols, nobody. Somebody had to be the wildest rocker of ‘em all, and that somebody was Wendy O. Williams.

Wendy Orleans Williams was born in Rochester, NY. She grew up on a farm, and ran away from home at age 16. In the early 70’s, she wound up in Europe, where she started a career as a stripper. She moved back to Noo Yawk and met up with filth hound Rod Swenson, who first employed her as a dancer, nude model, and one-time porn star – she had a memorable bit part in Candy Goes to Hollywood (1979) – before ol’ Rod had the brilliant idea of setting this powderkeg to blow live, on stage, with a full-fledged rock n’ roll band. And so, the Plasmatics were born.

“We’re about violence and destruction, destroying objects and material possessions of our greedy society”, Wendy said back in ’79, and she meant it, man. Early Plasmatics gigs featured exploding televisions, hangings, blood, tits, electrocutions, and searing, rip-roaring punk rock’n’roll. They were signed to Stiff, released the seminal New Hope for the Wretched in 1980, and then started doing stuff like blowing up cars on TV. There were obscenity busts, there was filth and fury, there was magic and madness. Wendy had an insatiable need for speed and excitement, which manifested itself in rock n’ roll-as-shock-performance-art. Fire, destruction, explosives, public nudity, she did it all, baby.The Plasmatics were formed by Yale University graduate and radical anti-artist Rod Swenson with Wendy O. Williams. The band was a controversial group known for wild live shows that broke countless taboos as part of an assault on American popular culture.
In addition to chainsawing guitars, blowing up speaker cabinets and sledgehammering television sets, Williams and the Plasmatics blew up automobiles live on stage. Williams was arrested multiple times and was seriously beaten in Milwaukee by the Milwaukee police before being charged with public indecency. The group was banned in London, where they were labeled as anarchists, and riots followed in Zürich and elsewhere.
The Plasmatics’ career spanned five studio albums.The core of the band consisted of vocalist/front person Wendy O. Williams, guitarists Richie Stotts and Wes Beech, and manager Rod Swenson. Bassists and drummers rotated frequently over the years
In 1988, it was officially announced that Wendy and the Plasmatics were “going on hiatus.” Rod later told Classic Rock magazine that they both knew they had stopped.
Wendys last performance of a Plasmatics song occurred due to the prompting of Joey Ramone. She performed “Masterplan” one final time with Richie Stotts, when Richies band opened for the Ramones on New Years Eve, 1988.

She went solo in 1984, releasing the Gene Simmons-produced WOW, which is a spectacular record. She followed that with the monstrous, live-without-a-net Kommander of Kaos and also starred in the camp classic women-in-prison flick Reform School Girls.
She essentially retired from rock’n’roll in the early 90s and moved to Connecticut, devoting most of her time to animal advocacy. In 1993, she attempted suicide for the first time by hammering a knife into her own chest, which is, I mean, that is the most Wendy O. way to go possible. She was discovered and rescued by Rod Swenson, but for Wendy, the die was already cast. On Monday, April 6th, 1998, Wendy O., the Metal Priestess, the Queen of Shock Rock, the Kommander of Kaos, the baddest rock’n’roll motherfucker who ever lived, took a walk into the woods near her home. She sat on a rock and fed some squirrels, then she took a pistol and shot herself in the head.  In a press release on April 7th, Swenson wrote that Wendy had been talking about suicide for nearly four years, because she “felt, in effect, she’d peaked, and didn’t care to live in a world in which she was uncomfortable, and below peak any longer.”
Wendy did it her way, right until the end. She even decided when the end was going to happen. What a bad-ass.

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