Live To Rock - Wendy O Williams* - Live! - Terror Unleashed... (VHS)

I also used to see Ritchie on the 20 bus in Westchester. I had seen Wendy do her ping-pong ball act long before all of this. She was the very center of what a punk rock woman was all about from beginning to end, and no matter what the reason I was hurt when she took her life. So sad. Night Flight is a registered trademark of Digital Download Inc. Night Flight Store.

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Posted January 3, 0. But shortly after the Plasmatics record was released, Capitol had second thoughts: pretty boy new wave groups were appearing and their names gave away their intent: did anyone think that A Flock of Seagulls were ruthlessly trying to change the world?

These newcomers could be relied on to sell records with none of the political liability and fallout. Lemmy and Wendy. It was a critical success: Kerrang!

The record was a commercial disappointment though, selling just 70, copies and failing to break into the mainstream. Neither she nor Rod liked the film, but the soundtrack included three tracks from Kommander of Kaos so at least it was a showcase for the music. Usually we beat these things, but the legal costs became huge and it became harder and harder to keep the thing afloat.

At the same time, promoters had pressure on them not to promote the shows. And so this got to be a point of where we would have had to make a lot of compromises, and she refused to do it. We said we were going on hiatus, but the two of us knew we were pretty much done. She was a vegetarian, who refused to wear makeup manufactured by companies that use animals for laboratory experimentation.

She gave up drinking alcohol, and quit smoking — her dressing room was off-limits to anyone who smoked — and she swore off all drugs, even aspirin. She turned to exercising, and she jogged, swam regularly, and lifted weights. Her career had lasted just over a decade: a long time in rock terms. Her supernova had burned more defiantly and fiercely than anyone else, but now it was her turn to step out of the spotlight.

Wendy and Rod moved to Storrs, Connecticut, a quiet state university town, where he built them a geodesic dome to live in. Looking back, Rod has mixed feelings about how successful they were.

On the one hand they had built Wendy into an international newsmaker who infiltrated suburban living rooms, challenged mindsets, changed music and fashion, and established paths for women that would come after her.

But did the lasting legacy match up to their hopes? We really thought we could change, in a deep structural way, the course of culture; get things off of what we thought was the disastrous course they were on. The world today, instead of being turned around, is headed at increasing speed toward many of the things — if not all the things — we warned about. So much that we warned about has come true. Wendy got herself a couple of jobs in nearby Willimantic including working as a veterinary assistant and animal rehabber at the Quiet Corner Wildlife Center, as well as a job working at a health food co-op, promoting vegetarianism and helping customers make healthy food choices.

And as far as the mess humans have placed the planet in, they were the victims. Whether it was factory farming or pointless testing of vanity products on animals, or animals in need of rehabilitation after some injury or mishap with a human, she just felt compelled to help. She was a person with deep empathy. I always thought that was kind of cool. Those were just two dimensions of her and actually fit very well with who she was. For a time, Wendy was happy amid the wildlife of eastern Connecticut, even as she struggled to find a new role for herself.

In the videos, she always emerged from the flames a survivor, defiant and unbeatable. In Storrs, where she was struck by the tedium of day-to-day life, she did not. Williams first attempted suicide in by hammering a knife into her chest where it lodged in her sternum. She changed her mind and called Rod to take her to the hospital. On Monday, April 6, , she walked out of the back of her home in Storrs, into the woods, and shot herself in the head with a handgun.

She was 48 years old. The notes detailed her state of mind for those who wanted to know why she would take such a fatal step:. I do believe strongly, however, that the right to do so is one of the most fundamental rights that anyone in a free society should have. For me much of the world makes no sense, but my feelings about what I am doing ring loud and clear to an inner ear and a place where there is no self, only calm.

The contrast to the excitement of fronting the Plasmatics was too much, he said. Anger, in any case for someone who takes this ultimate step, is not something I would readily understand. Utterly deep and inexpressible grief and loss.

But anger no. Back in the day, he left that to Wendy, who provided some of the most memorable interviews, music videos, and talk-show moments of the 80s, such as her appearances on The Sally Jesse Raphael Show and The Joan Rivers Show.

Inizia a suonare la batteria durante l'infanzia, passando al basso durante l'adolescenza. Williams, ex-cantante dei Plasmatics, pubblicato nel dalla Gigasaurus con la produzione di Rod Swenson e Wes Beech. Williams e Live! Expand the sub menu Theater. Expand the sub menu VIP. Expand the sub menu More Coverage. Expand the sub menu More Variety. Switch edition between U. Once described herself as a "marginal nymphomaniac and terminal exhibitionist".

Was featured in a Playboy pictorial , skydiving naked, where she was described as the "leather-clad queen of heavy metal". Had a video game character named after her, "Wendy O. Koopa" in the video game "Super Mario Bros. Williams was the first woman in history to appear on national television with a mohawk haircut. Ever since I was little, I've always liked to smash things.

Wild turkeys scatter in the brush; finches twitter about; squirrels dart. But it was wild life of quite a different sort that Williams had known 20 years earlier -- blowing up cars, performing nearly naked, screaming insurrectionist lyrics and becoming an international figure for extreme rock as the bold frontwoman for the Plasmatics.

She traded all that for rural life in , when she and her longtime lover and Plasmatics creator, Rod Swenson, gave up the music business three years after her final tour to come to the University of Connecticut , where he was a lecturer.

It was here, in relative obscurity, that she became known as a soft- spoken expert in health foods and as a gentle healer of wild animals.

And it was in these woods on April 6 that Wendy O. Williams, at 48, ended her life with a gunshot to the head.

As shocking as the death was to fans locally, equally stunning was the news that such a notorious figure in rock had lived most of this decade in Storrs. Especially at a time when bands such as Marilyn Manson and White Zombie continue her extreme rock tradition, and when the fierce female persona has been taken up by the likes of Madonna and Courtney Love.

The violence of the death may not have been a surprise to those who watched her crash and burn her way to punk-metal fame 20 years earlier.

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