Cherry Vanilla “Bad Girl” PR LP (1977)
Details: Cherry Vanilla “Bad Girl” released in 1977 on RCA/Victor Records. Cut copy (top-right corner cut). Some bending on cover, ring wear, shelf-wear, and seams are becoming unglued. Record is NM except for noticeable scuff on side A across track 1. Play-tested this and it plays-through—this album is a fun find and still sounds great!
Description: “Cherry Vanilla is an American singer-songwriter, publicist, and actress. After working as an actress in Andy Warhol's Pork, she worked as a publicist for David Bowie, before becoming a rock singer. She subsequently became a publicist for Vangelis.”
“Onetime Warhol scene actress and David Bowie publicist Cherry Vanilla left Staten Island to pursue a recording career in Britain, making two inconsistent but surprisingly good albums. Along with guitarist/songwriter Louis Lepore and a loose collection of backup players, Vanilla — a stiletto-heeled glamourpuss who, it turns out, is a passable singer — makes music based on her experiences, real or imagined, in the Max’s Kansas City glam-rock jetset.
Bad Girl is a bit blunt of lyric — “I Know How to Hook” and “Foxy Bitch” are unfortunately typical — but the follow-up, Venus d’Vinyl, takes a subtler approach and neatly balances cleverly arranged, varied music with sensitive, believable lyrics. While Vanilla isn’t breaking down any musical barriers, her two albums — which, years later, were reissued on a single American CD — prove her talent as a writer and performer.” - Ira Robbins (Trouser Press)
Grade: VG (Cover) VG+ (Record)