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Rock N Roll Cleopatra
Wayne & the Electric Chairs County
Rock N Roll Cleopatra
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
 
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Digitally remastered collection of recordings from the first transsexual star of Punk rock which is definitively not for the faint of heart. Wayne started out doing impersonations of Cher, Dusty Springfield and Janis Jopl...  more »

      
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All Artists: Wayne & the Electric Chairs County
Title: Rock N Roll Cleopatra
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: rpm
Release Date: 2/2/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Digitally remastered collection of recordings from the first transsexual star of Punk rock which is definitively not for the faint of heart. Wayne started out doing impersonations of Cher, Dusty Springfield and Janis Joplin before finding his way with the Electric Chairs and spearheading the Punk movement of the midwest. She shocked, she outraged, she pulled no punches. Her in-your-face attitude empowered her followers and helped usher the late '70s Punk movement into the mainstream. This collection concentrates on the "Wayne" years prior to his full transformation into the woman "Jayne" that she is today. Features 20 tracks including cuts from singles and rare EP's. RPM.

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CD Reviews

Confrontational early New York punk
Pieter | Johannesburg | 10/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"County was a confrontational artist of the seventies who no doubt must have inspired later artists like Lydia Lunch, the New York No Wave scene and performance artists like Monte Cazzazza. She was both a pre-punk and later a star of the punk scene, much like Iggy Pop. The sound varies between a type of decadent and trashy glamrock, in the vein of the NY Dolls, or garage rock like on this version of I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night, or straight angry punk as on tracks no. 5, 12, 17 and 20 above. In fact, these last four songs first appeared on her famous Blatantly Offensive EP that appeared in colored vinyl way back in 1978. Most of her punk hits are collected here, like Storm The Gates of Heaven, Things Your Mother Never Told You, Eddie & Sheena and Man Enough To Be A Woman. This album contains most of her best, although I miss other great tracks like the wistful, Nico-esque Tomorrow Is Another Day (reminiscent of Sunday Morning on the Velvet Underground's "Banana" album) and another UK single, Trying To Get On The Radio."
Anthony finds his true Cleopatra!
A. Mills | england | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A must for any music lovers collection. A true Punk/New Wave genius."