Venus And The Razorblades, "Songs From The Sunshine Jungle" LP (1978). Front cover image. Late 70's LA punk and power-pop.
Venus And The Razorblades, "Songs From The Sunshine Jungle" Promo LP (1978). Back cover image. Late 70's LA punk and power-pop.
Venus And The Razorblades, "Songs From The Sunshine Jungle" Promo LP (1978). Inner sleeve, front lyrics, image. Late 70's LA punk and power-pop.
Venus And The Razorblades, "Songs From The Sunshine Jungle" Promo LP (1978). Inner sleeve, back, image. Late 70's LA punk and power-pop.
Venus And The Razorblades, "Songs From The Sunshine Jungle" Promo LP (1978). Record label sticker image. Late 70's LA punk and power-pop.
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Venus and the Razorblades "Songs From The Sunshine Jungle" Promo LP (1978)

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Details: 12” used record, Kathy Valentine (Go-Go’s) was initially also a band member. The band that Fowley assembled after The Runaways.

Description: Formed in 1976 by Kim Fowley. After auditioning a number of musicians, Fowley hired guitarist/singer Steven T, rhythm guitarist Roni Lee, bassist Danielle Faye, drummer Nicky Beat (who was soon replaced by Kyle Raven) and singers, Dyan Diamond and Vicki Arnold (a.k.a Vicki Razor Blade). Arnold was only 17 when Fowley hired her, and Diamond was only 14--although her gritty belting sounded like the work of a woman in her early 20s. Fowley produced and co-wrote various singles for the band, including "I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are", "Punk-A-Rama" and "Dog Food". While those singles weren't big sellers, Venus & the Razor Blades managed to acquire a tiny underground cult following before breaking up in 1977. Dyan Diamond pursued a solo career the following year, when Fowley produced debut solo album, In The Dark. It was also in 1978 that Fowley assembled the Venus & the Razor Blades collection; Songs from the Sunshine Jungle.

Grade: VG+ (sleeve) /VG+ (record)

TRACK LISTING SIDE A:

  1. Finer Things In Life

  2. Big City

  3. All Right You Guys

  4. Midnight

  5. Punk-A-Rama

TRACK LISTING SIDE B:

  1. Workin’ Girl

  2. I Want To Be Where The Boys Are

  3. Dog Food

  4. Wrong Kind Of Guy

  5. Victim Of My Backstreet Love

  6. Dog Food

  7. Wrong Kind Of Guy

  8. Victim Of My Backstreet Love