Chateau Dietrich

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wendy James – The Fascinating Story Of…

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In the early 90’s Wendy James decided to dump her band, Transvision Vamp, and go it alone. There was one problem. She wasn’t really a songwriter. What to do? Wendy had had a pretty nice run with Transvision. She was fairly famous. So an idea comes into her heard. Why not write another famous person (who was famous for songwriting) and ask him to write her some songs? This, you might think, is a stupid idea. Even dumber when you consider that the person she wrote to was Elvis Costello. Elvis though, was surprisingly intrigued. He sat down (so the story goes) for a weekend, with his wife Caitlin O'Riordan, (formerly bassist for The Pogues) and wrote and the whole album and sent her the demos. So, what does an album sound like, when the songs were written in about 48 hours? Well, pretty damned good. It made it to #43 in England but laid a fucking goose egg over here. Never mind, the U.S. has never been famous for its taste in anything. This is no exception. A pretty fine album with a fascinating story.
You used to be able to buy this CD for less than a buck at parking lot sales. I used to give them away to people, because I thought it should be heard. The last time I was in Amoeba Music, they wanted 38 bucks for it, because it was a rarity. (To anyone out there who got one…I’d like it back please.)

London’s Brilliant – Terrific song. Probably should have been the lead-off track. (The video takes a few seconds to get going, be patient.)

Basement Kiss – I love this song and she does a pretty good job singing. I’m not quite sure what it’s all about, but I don’t really care.

Do You Know What I’m Saying – A languorous ballad. Does anyone know what he’s saying. “She danced like an ambulance?” Perhaps the point.  Absolutely wonderful song.

Puppet Girl – Great little pop song. Sounds like it’s right out of the late sixties. (except for some of the lyrics)

I Want to Stand Forever – This is an interesting way of ending the album. It has some Procol Harum sounds and then it drifts into some I Am The Walrus strings. Very interesting little tune that grows into Beatles-ending-an-album ending.

We Despise You – Nice ballad that has a nice driving chorus.


There is absolutely no reason this picture of Wendy James should be here other than I like it.
Her Wiki:

Transvision Vamp


This is that band that made her famous enough to write Elvis Costello a letter.

Baby, I Don’t Care - This song made it to number three on the British Charts. It’s starts out with the “Wild Thing” guitar riff and doesn’t get much more original after that.

I want your love – This is a great pop song. Should have been a hit over here.

Bought and Sold – Pleasant enough song. A whole album of these guys was a bit much for me, but the odd song here and there can be a nice waste of 3 minutes.

Tranvision’s Wiki:


Discount Romance is coming out with its very first single and video very soon.

This is their promo video.


Click this for their blog with news, demos, videos and goofy-captioned pictures of the band.

Don’t Tell Betsy’s latest single.

Here is the latest Death of the Author Brigade video.

Simple Song

And here’s the latest song by Death of the Author Brigade:

'Boy Next Door' is a bouncy little tune about a girl taking "Being Neighborly" to the next level. Who lives across the lawn from you?

And here is Don’t Tell Betsy’s latest video. Enjoy the spectacle.


  1. If you are waiting for POSITIVE COMMENTS about Wendy James in 2011..

    From the public who have read this article..

    You will be waiting a very long time mate..


    You do know that Wendy James looks like THIS in 2011 don't you..?

    (she is 45 and on cocaine..)

    I see you commented on several tracks from Wendy James' new album on You Tube..


    This should be interesting to you..

    This is the latest version of Wendy.

    This is Wendy James in 2009/2010...

    (Wendy is 42 years old in these pictures....yes..just 42 years old...cocaine does that to you..)

    Wanna see more then go here..

    and of course she tries to hide a lot nowadays..


    (she tries desperately to keep pictures like these HORRORS off her site and of course these terrible snaps too..)

    and of course "digitally alters" her few photos for PUBLIC CONSUMPTION...

    Those "photos" are almost 100% digital lies of the worst kind..

    (Still so long as enough suckers still think they're real it's keep paying for cocaine for her..)

    and finally..

    here are 103 Wendy James videos your might want to look over..(yes 103..)

    (Most you will NEVER have seen...mainly because they were hidden away!)

    Hope that answers your question..

    Although I suspect NOT the way you thought (hoped?) it would..

    Wendy's public image is just that..

    Designed for the public's eyes..

    (it ain't real..)

    Such is life.

    Now you know why all the Wendy+drugs references in the comments on other You Tube pages at least huh..?

    This is her a few weeks ago..

    So remember these..

    The videos on You Tube are at least

    20 years old..!

    Wendy is on cocaine.

    She needs your money.

    Not your love .

    That's the result.

    See ya

    D R Y B A B Y

    1. Oh Dear what a shame,
      I just tried your above links Drybaby but Blogger says your website has been removed.

      Whatever did you do wrong to get removed?

      Were you a rudey boy?

    2. Drybaby .......... what a laff!

      Biggest twat since 'Play misty for me'. No where near as dangerous tho'.

      Just very comical and desperately lonely I reckon!

      Lost in a yesterday world.

    3. Absolute TWAT!!!

      Anthony Drybaby Clinton.

      Drybaby is called Drybaby for good reason:

      Dry ....... as in devoid of usefulness.
      Dry ........ as in erectile penile dysfunction.
      Dry ...... as in without life supportive qualities.
      Dry ....... as in fucking worthless!
      Dry ....... as in without brain.

      Baby...... as in childish.
      Baby ....... as in without mature (or any) intellect.
      Baby ...... as in unable to communicate effectively.
      Baby ....... as in 'Oh look at that childish twat Drybaby!'.

      Oh yes ....... Drybaby, a very apt name tag.

      Oh yes .......... Zero is back!

    4. Who is Drybaby? Why does everyone pick on him? Did he get dissed by Wendy when he tried it on in the 80's or 90's?
      He does seem to be one of lifes losers though.
      Ah well!

      Shirley BiBi

    5. Ha Ha Ha !

      Such funny comments about Drybaby.

      I took a look at his Drybabyshow site. What a load of old wank!

      Won't be botherin with that again!


    6. After all this hilarity at Mr drybaby, I thought I would just check out his website on Alexa which is the most influential Worldwide Website monitoring vehicle.

      No Surprise - is officially noted by Alexa as ' We don't have enough data to rank this website'.

      Obviously no traffic at all.

      No surprise !


    7. Thanks this article was great. Took me back to the heady days of my youth. Met Wendy James at Astoria way back. Wot a Babe ........ After the gig we went for a drink and a little more but that was ........ yesterday.
      Just checked and amazed that Wendy is still goin strong in 2013. Good on ya Babe !

    8. That Drybaby luvs Wendy like he would wear a gimp suit chained to abed and be whipped red assed until he cried.
      And luv everysecond of it !
      Yes a true Gimper for sure

    9. Hi DRYBABY,
      Just thought you should be given the 'heads up' on your recent popularity !!!!!!!
      Have a read.
      Crushingly funny, don't ya think ! Wank ! (Sorry I meant Wink)
      See Ya.
      But not if we see you comin first !

    10. My God Drybaby you really need help!

      Like everyone else says you really are a 'SAD DRYBABY SOCIOPATHIC LOSER'

      Just put that in a search engine and discover how disliked you really are.

      Not a good word can be said for your efforts to dismember yourself from the rest of the human race!

      Although word has it you are quite enthusiastic about a piggyback race.

      Ha Ha Ha !

      L A Daisy

  2. Postby jayrok » 08 Jun 2012, 6:17am

    Here's what I've found out about this sick dickhead from :

    "At secondary school Anthony Clinton was just an average type of student but a little removed from the rest of his peers. One could say a little sad and lonely but with a nasty trait for playing spiteful tricks on other pupils. An early portent of what was to come! .......... SHAME ON YOU ANTHONY DRYBABY CLINTON !

    With little in the way of people skills and devoid of any care or consideration for others Anthony Clinton drifted into early Information Technologies in the mid 80's and found a flair for computers and media. He had always been an avid popular music fan and collected copious amounts of media to feed his interest.

    He became a fan of Transvision Vamp and developed a burning passion for the young Wendy James at odds with his gay past. HE believed they should be soul mates and maybe even lovers as they were both born in the same year, 1966 and both HE and Wendy had been adopted as children. What a perfect pairing HE decided!

    He joined the Transvision Vamp fan club and contributed to the website. When Transvision Vamp broke up he thought this would be his opportunity to help Wendy and worm his way into her affections. Using his IT skills he produced much of the Wendy James. Nu website in 1998 and gained the confidence and trust of those in a position to have known better. He asked for and was loaned in trust the entire Wendy James press packs, posters, original modelling photos, magazine features etc.etc. to help promote Wendy in her solo career.

    He felt that to get closer to Wendy he would flatter her by offering to write her Biography. Talks went underway and Anthony Clinton drew up a contract for the work. Wendy had already suffered at the hands of the National Press and Music Business Moguls and so warily the contract and Anthony Clinton were examined. Underneath the thin veneer of Littenish Irish Charm, Anthony Clinton was discovered to be rather too precious, demanding and obsessive. Clearly there was no future in this venture and it was at this point that the sacking occurred. Purely a point in question as no contract was ever signed! But clearly he did not get what he wanted !

    Hell hath no fury as an Anthony Clinton scorned ........................ It was at this juncture and suffering the trauma of rejection that DRYBABY was conceived.

    DRYBABY........... A vehicle to use all of the valuable media which had been loaned to him in trust and confidence to attack, abuse and vilify the very woman he had adored and just because a sound business decision had been made not to proceed with him managing the website and writing a Biography."

    Also goes under the aliases of Drybaby, Litten, Charm , Pinkerton, Think Tank, Dbaby, DB and Raccee amongst others.

    Total fuckwitt would be more apt.

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    1. So true Lorraine! That idiot Drytwat has been diagnosed as a Sociopath by a vey well known psychiatrist Dr Martha Stout.
      Reading the well thumbed Amazon pages it would appear that Drytwat is a pig lover, Gay as a pair of pink socks, a pathological liar and complete and utter failure as a human being!
      I'm done with even reading about this creep. Doomed to self destruction I would say!

  4. Notice LORRAINE HUGHES comment is gone when she realised she was being used...?

    All the above "REPLIES" are fake and the names under them too...

    ( Just plucked from various entries on my sites...Jay Rok in reality is an overweight american heavy metal fan from a message board years ago...the other names are "borrowed" from various other make them seem genuine..)

    They all try to get you to go to AMAZON for some bizarre reason... each reply...

    No where else on the entire internet...?

    Just AMAZON...?

    Yes..that AMAZON...maybe the poor idiot who wrote them is on some sort of commission.

    "..Doomed to self destruction I would say!.."

    and over one YEAR later...still here.

    come and get me if you can...

    Come on...


    Come on...come and get me if you can.


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    Come on...come and get me if you can.



    Come on...come and get me if you can.



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    Come on...come on...come on...

    All You Can Do Is "SEARCH" For Years Old Links...

    5 years old...8 years old...etc...etc.

    Shame I didn't write anything 27 years ago..

    You could "SEARCH" Google for that.

    How's Stuart?... His Facebook page seems VERY Dead...

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  13. Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha…

    “ I worked with Wendy James in a music business accountants (Ossie Kilkenny) and she was one of my “client roster” in early 1993.She once asked us to book a flight for her, and my boss – who felt very maternal towards her (Ossie Kilkenny) told her she should know how to do it herself, so he made Wendy do it herself under our supervision. Wendy was – or seemed to be – completely fine with this, grateful, in fact… “


    You can add .au or such like if you’re reading this in you own country…

    ( Australia,England,Narnia,Mordor,Tattotine etc..etc…etc..etc.. )

    And not lamely and transparently pretending to be somewhere else..

    Come on...come on...come on...

    All You Can Do Is "SEARCH" For Years Old Links...

    5 years old...8 years old...etc...etc.

    Shame I didn't write anything 27 years ago..50 years ago…175 years ago

    You could "SEARCH" Google for those too.

    It means as much.

    Have you tried new names too..?

    Wally Windows,Carol Chrome,Sean Safari,Derek Desktop,Melvin Melbourne,Sid Sydney,Lenny Linux,Indira iPhone,Betty Bing,Olly Opera,Freddy Firefox,Matt Microsoft,Jimmy Jockstrap,Wendy Wankmeoff,Louise Los Angeles,Nathan New York…

    The list of childish fake names you can post under is endless..

    People WILL think those are real people and read everything you write you know..

    Or perhaps just head straight to DryBaby thanks to your free publicity.

    Which do YOU think does actually happen…?

    How's Stuart..Still Brown Bread…?

  15. I’m Closely Related To Mick Jones…

    “ I’m related to this scrubber…I’m also related to this scrubber I banged…I’m related to those groupies over there…lots of time…and that prostitute gave me a quick “relation” in the bathroom.. “

    Still Here.

    Will Still Be Here In A Year.

    1. Unbelievable TWAT is posting again ! ! ! ! !

      If you are writing to me then believe me, I will not read a single word you have written !

      Just carry on posting, it compounds the CRAZY you are !

      It's your time you are wasting !

      I won't read a single word!

      Now go ahead and post a comment I will never ever read! Wasted time eh!


  16. You people are deranged!
    Dryshirt CrazyBaby is obviously just one person just seeking self publicity.
    Deliberately self derailed to attract Rubberneckers!

    A.M.P. D. Clinton

    1. Anthony Michael Paul Dustbaby Clinton? AMPD Clinton?
      Actually mostly pretty dim Drybaby Clinton?

      Sooooooo many aliasses!

      Sooooooooo very, sad!

      Probably just needs another piggyback ride to cheer him up!

      Drybaby , one of life's biggest losers!