Wendy O. Williams – WOW: Live and F****** Loud From London!

Wendy O. Williams live in London in 1985

Shot at the Camden Palace in London during September of 1985 this rare footage captures Wendy and band during an epochal point in her career of which there is very little other footage around.

Having been called the “Queen of Punk Rock” in the early stages of her career, by this time known as the “High Priestess of Metal”, she had received a Grammy nomination for the Gene Simmons (of KISS) produced ‘WOW’ album and just released her speed metal album ‘Kommander Of Kaos’.

In top form here, Wendy’s scorching vocals are punctuated by her famous backbend screams. The show features Motorhead (Lemmy and Wurzel) joining Wendy onstage for ‘Jailbait’, and also includes a performance of ‘You’ll Succeed’, a crowd favourite that never made it to an album of Wendy’s.

The show, originally broadcast throughout Europe on Sky TV was directed by Plasmatics creator Rod Swenson and produced by Phillip Goodhand-Taite.