Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Collection: Radio Wendy - 10" & 7"s
Radio Wendy - Friday 7" - Standard - Black Vinyl
Radio Wendy - Live At The Casbah 7" - Goldenrod - Clear Red Vinyl
Radio Wendy - Punch The Fat Kid 7" - Flatline - Clear Red Vinyl
Radio Wendy - Kids in America 7" - Goldenrod - Black Vinyl
Radio Wendy - And Now More From... 7" - Itchy Korean - Clear Yellow Vinyl
Radio Wendy / Rocket From The Crypt - Split 7" - Pushead - Black Vinyl - #266/300, Granite sleeve, Pink & Yellow ink
Radio Wendy / Rocket From The Crypt - Split 7" - Pushead - Black Vinyl - #24/69, Light Brown sleeve, Red & Silver ink
Radio Wendy / Rocket From The Crypt - Split 7" - Pushead - Black Vinyl - #38/48, Granite sleeve, Silver, Black & Glow In the Dark ink
Radio Wendy - Lame Duck 7" - Lolita - Black Vinyl
Missing: I don't have their CD Tune in Tokyo in this picture and I would have to imagine that some of these records have different variants, given the past history of labels like Goldenrod & Standard Recordings, but I am unaware if they definitively exist.
I got into Radio Wendy in a way that I assume is how most people outside of the San Diego area got into Radio Wendy: They read that Radio Wendy sounded like Rocket From The Crypt. To me, that's about as strong as a selling point that you can make, it also probably didn't hurt that Radio Wendy had a split 7" with Rocket out at the time. Now, after picking up these records over the years, I can see some sonic similarities between the 2 bands, but I think Radio Wendy can more than hold their own.
This is a band that cranks out the tried and true West Coast formula of huge fat guitars, chunky guitar riffs and soaring choruses. While they are primarily concerned with being loud and in you face, Radio Wendy never sacrifices dynamics and melody. They are a band that I wish had achieved a higher level of notoriety. While I have no doubt that they are beloved in their home town, I feel that the rest of the world probably missed out on a pretty killer band.
Radio Wendy - Seven Rings of Saturn:
Radio Wendy - Kids In America: