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Wendy And The Rockets - 1983 Dazed For Days



ARTIST: Wendy And The Rockets
ALBUM: Dazed For Days
LABEL: Mushroom
SERIAL: L 37994
YEAR: 1983
CD REISSUE: 1997, Mushroom, MUSH-32455.2

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Wendy Stapleton - vocals * Adrian Dessent - guitars * Joey Amenta - guitars * Noel Beare - bass * Steve Donald - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 No Control * 02 Security * 03 Play The Game * 04 Have You Been Telling Me Lies * 05 Over Yonder * 06 I Can't Tell You * 07 How Come You're Still Hanging Round * 08 Magic Bullet * 09 Nightflier


Background
One from the archives is this effort from 1983 featuring Wendy Stapleton and her band The Rockets. Not much known about this outfit, but appearing about the same time as that other Aussie outfit Cheetah featuring the Hammond sisters Chrissy and Lindsay. Wendy and her troupe are from Victoria Australia, where previously the only claim to fame was her guitarist Joey Amenta who had previously played with Australian seventies rockers Redhouse. The band did release a live 6-track EP in 1982, but this was their first studio outing. It seems Mushroom Records took this band to heart, and packed them up and sent them over to the UK for the recording of the 'Dazed For Days' album, whereby producer Paul Muggleton took on the production duties. Muggleton had produced the acclaimed Judie Tzuke albums 'Shoot The Moon' and 'Ritmo', as well as doing some work with Abba's Agnetha Faltskog. Indeed Muggleton's cohorts Bob Noble and Judie Tzuke make appearances on the album.


The Songs
All up we get a mixture of solid pop based melodia, with influences very much centered on artists of the day including Pat Benatar, fellow Aussie Lisa Bade, Sharon O'Neill, obviously Judie Tzuke and Martha Davis' band The Motels. Wendys voice is very contemporary and her band try to kick ass in true Aussie battler style, though the watered down production of Muggleton probably didn't do them justice, whereas in a live environment they would sound pretty good! Amongst the material there are some great songs on offer, like 'Have You Been Telling Me Lies' and 'Nightflier'. There is a strong 80's pop keyboard strut throughout courtesy of Muggleton aides Don Snow and Bob Noble as shown on 'No Control', 'I Can't Tell You' and 'Play The Game'.


In Summary
Wendy's Rockets didn't survive for very long unfortunately and disappeared into the soundscape though leaving some impressed critics (especially in the UK) along the way. These days Wendy is still very involved with music in Victoria along with her husband Paul Norton (also an excellent mid-west styled musician in his own right, check out his solo albums!) and has starred in a musical production about Dusty Springfield called 'I Only Want To Be With You' (come to think of it the physical resemblance is striking!). Meanwhile guitarist Adrian Dessent stayed in the UK and has since played with Peter Bardens (Camel) as well as with Asia on the 'Archiva' sessions.


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