WENDY O'WILLIAMS  WENDY O'WILLIAMS (CD-reissue 2000)  
WENDY O. WILLIAMS
W.O.W

Released : 1984
Produced by : Gene Simmons
Time : 36:25


01 I Love Sex (and Rock & Roll) (3:47) Simmons/Beech/Swenson/Tolliver/Stotts
02 It's My Life (3:58) Simmons/Stanley
03 Priestess (3.20) Beech/Swenson/Romanelli/Stotts
04 Thief In The Night (3:23) Simmons/Weissman
05 Opus In Cm7 (4:20) Swenson/Romanelli
06 Ready To Rock (5:11) Swenson/Romanelli/Stotts
07 Bump And Grind (4:27) Beech/Swenson/Romanelli/Tolliver/Stotts
08 Legends Never Die (4:25) Simmons/Free/Mitchell
09 Ain't None Of Your Business (3:27) Simmons/Carr/Vincent



(PB-6034) original release 1984 by JEM/Passport Records



LABELS :
USA : JEM/Passport Records - LP - PB-6034
France : Bernett - LP - SB-18022
Sweden : Sword - LP - SWOLP-003
Europe / UK : Music For Nations - LP - MFN-24
Europe / UK : Music For Nations - picture disc LP - MFNP-24
Europe : Roadrunner/ Music For Nations - LP- RR9852

Italy : CD Reissue (1993) : Flying Records - HM-19
USA : CD Reissue (2000) : Plasmatics Media WOW-103
UK : CD Reissue (2003) : Powerage - PRAGE-015


musicians :
Wendy O'Williams (lead vocals)
Gene Simmons, as his pseudonym Reginald Van Helsing (bass)
Paul Stanley (guitar on "Ready To Rock")
Ace Frehley (lead guitar on "Bump and Grind")
Eric Carr (drums on "Legends Never Die")
Wes Beech (rhythm and lead guitar on track 01)
Michael Ray (lead guitar; except on track 01 and 07)
TC Tolliver (drums; except on 08)
Micki Free (acoustic guitar on track 08)
Mitch Weissman ( piano on track 05)
The Boys (backing vocals)



NOTES :
Produced by Gene Simmons. 
Engineered by Frank Filipetti.
Recorded and mixed at Right Track Studio's, New York 1983.

Track 02 : "It's My Life" would be a KISS demo from the "Creatures Of The Night" sessions overdubbed with Wendy O' Williams voice.

Track 04 : "Thief In The Night", written by Gene Simmons and Mitch Weissman, is later recorded by KISS for the "Crazy Nights" album (1987).

Track 08 : "Legends Never Die" : written by Gene Simmons, Adam Mitchell and Micki Free. Recorded by KISS in 1982 during the "Creatures Of The Night" sessions, but at the time the song never had a vocal track put on it. In 1983 Simmons took the KISS track and add Wendy O' Williams vocals to it.  Originally titled "When The Legends Dies", credited to Micki Free and Gene Simmons. On WOW Micki Free is credited on acoustic guitars indicating that Gene Simmons may simply have used a Free/Simmons/Carr demo instrumental for this track.

Track 09 : "Ain't None Of Your Business" : written by Gene Simmons, Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent, this song has nothing to do with the track with the same title demoed by KISS in 1976.




The Plasmatics line up at the time was :
Wendy O'Williams (lead vocals)
Wes Beech (rhythm guitar)
Richard Stotts (lead guitar)*
TC Tolliver ( drums)
Chris Romanelli (bass)*

Managed by Rod Swenson.
* Richard Stotts would not play on the WOW album with Michael Ray being used instead.
* Chris Romanelli would not play on the WOW album. Gene Simmons played the bass parts.

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Audio Samples 


Amazon.com (mp3 album)

It's My Life (KISS demo 1982)

Video promo clip 


WENDY O' WILLIAMS : It's My Life
It's My Life



Recording Faq / History 


" Legends Never Die "

also recorded by :


King Kobra : III (1988)


DORO : Fight (2002)

Interview(s) 


Mitch Weissman (KISSfaq 2013)

web-links 


The Plasmatics (official)

Michael Ray (official)
 





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