KERRANG No. 72 July 1984 used. WOW Wendy O Williams Cover, Motorhead, Grand Slam / Thin Lizzy, Billy Idol, Ratt, Venom, Gary Moore

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KERRANG – No.72 ( WOW Wendy O Williams Cover, Motorhead, Grand Slam, Billy Idol, Ratt, Venom, Little Steven, Gary Moore Empty Rooms review)
New York-based punk Metal musician Wendy O. Williams (ex-singer of the Plasmatics) never opted for the safety of moderation. Often clad in little more than strips of electrical tape covering her nipples, the raspy-voiced Williams earned a cult following for her on-stage antics, which included blowing up cars, sawing guitars in half, and setting equipment on fire. Always extreme, Williams shot herself in 1998.
Date of issue: July 12 – 25 1984

Featured artists:

Queensryche ready to release their debut album,  Nazareth ready to release their “The Catch” album. Lita Ford with Lemmy, Rock Goddess with Girlschool.
Motorhead – 1 pg photo w/text
Dio – 0.5pg The Last in Line review /photo
Roger Taylor, Mama’s Boys, Killer – Shock Waves, Cindy Valentine, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wolf, Syar,  Chicago, Holocaust, Faithful Breath, Chateaux, Roger Glover, Warfare, Spider, Gary Moore – Empty Rooms, ZZ Top –  Legs,
Sammy Hagar – 3 pg interview w/photos
Ratt – 1.5pg article w/photos
Little Steven – 2 pg interview w/photo
Billy Idol – 2pg interview w/photo
Wendy O Williams – 3 pg interview w/photos and the shooting of the “It’s my life” video
The people that time forgot part 4. including Teaze, Earl Slick, Spys, Screams, Sabu….
Mama’s Boys – 0.5pg live review w/photo
Grand Slam – 1 pg photo w/live review
Roger Waters – 2 pg photo
Box of Frogs – 2 pg interview w/photo
Venom – 1 pg photos w/text (Very impressive photos of bassist / singer Cronos breaking his bass in a live concert)
Roger Waters (Earls Court, London), Tysondog, Grand Slam (Marquee London), , Pendragon (Marquee London), Chrome Molly (london),

Condition: Front cover has a part missing / cut.  Page 33 (tour section announcement) has two small parts missing / cut
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!!!

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ZZ TOP: Legs Metal mix 12″ Check video

ZZ TOP: Legs (edit) + Bad girl (worth buying just for the cover). Check videos


HOLOCAUST: Sprits Fly CD Bands like Metallica, Exodus Megadeth were highly impacted by Holocaust

HOLOCAUST: The Nightcomers CD Classic N.W.O.B.H.M. Includes the hymns “Heavy Metal Mania”, “Death or Glory” . Check samples

Holocaust: Heavy Metal Mania 12″. NWOBHM classic 1980. Check video



WARFARE: Two Tribes (Metal noise mix 12″) [(Frankie Goes To Hollywood cover)] check audio sample

Metal City, A Neat Records documentary (Venom, Warfare, Saracen, Avenger) VHS Video cassette. Super rare! 1986

WARHEAD: 1995 CD. Speed Metal / Heavy NWOBHM Evo (Warfare), Algy (Damned, Tank), Wurzel (Motorhead)! Check audio.

WARFARE: Hammer Horror CD. Super RARE, different cover, huge booklet, 16 songs. By far their best. A true masterpiece. Check audio samples


SABU: Sabu CD 1996 RARE original 1st press. A.O.R Melodic Rock. KIDD GLOVE, ONLY CHILD. With BONFIRE members. Check audio.


ONLY CHILD: Save A Place In Your Heart 7″ + Shot heard around the world. US A.O.R, Paul Sabu of Sabu RED VINYL. Check video


SCREAMS: s.t LP Promo 1979. For fans of Cheap Trick. CHECK audio


SPYS : Behind Enemy Lines LP. 2 ex-members of Foreigner. Check video.


KILLER: Shock Wave with bonus tracks (Mausoleum 20th anniversary release) Metal CD. Check samples

TEAZE: One Night Stands LP. CANADIAN HARD ROCK, amazing singer check audio

Rock Star, issue Four. Paul Di’Anno on cover. N.W.O.B.H.M artifact + Santers, Wrathchild, Teaze, Pet Hate, Bengal Tigers

The Earl SLICK band: s.t LP. Classic Hard Rock. Famous guitarist Little Caesar, Dirty White Boy. s

EARL SLICK: In your face CD. Original, 1st press. Vocals by Ron Young (Little Caesar).


GARY MOORE: Empty Rooms 12″ Gatefold with poster, textured denim finish limited edition.

GARY MOORE: Empty Rooms 12″ white label test pressing Townhouse mastering plant. Ultra rare. 3 songs die-cut stickered sleeve

GARY MOORE: Empty Rooms 12″ England UK. Plain black die-cut sleeve. 2 songs. Free £0 for orders of £45+

GARY MOORE: Empty Rooms 12″ UK (Extended Mix) +2. Highly recommended. Check videos

GARY MOORE: Empty Rooms 12″ Plain white die-cut sleeve. Different songs & live + 85 version. 4 songs. Free £0 for orders of £45+

Gary MOORE: Empty Rooms 7″ + Out of my system. Check video. Killer ballad.

GARY MOORE: Empty Rooms 12″ England UK. No sleeve. 2 songs. Free £0 for orders of £45+

GARY MOORE: Empty Rooms 12″ UK (Extended Mix) +2. Check videos. Free £0 for vinyl orders of £45+


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.