View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Cassette release of Coup D'Etat on Discogs. ORIGINAL VINYL RELEASE COUP D'ETAT STAMPED PROMO ALBUM. One of Wendy O. and the Plasmatics classic albums. Condition vinyl: MINT. The Plasmatics are an underrated Punk/Metal band whose outrageous image and front-woman overshadowed their music. Coup D'etat is the band's magnum opus and worthy of mention among the best metal albums of the 80s. The album is full of crunch, speed and savagery. Wendy O's growl is unmatched and so is the band's lyrical cynicism/5(52).
Williams also broke ground for her unique singing style; she pushed her vocals so hard she had to travel into Cologne each day for treatment to avoid permanent damage to her vocal cords. Despite the band's rise in fame, the band was dropped by Capitol Records shortly after the album's release.
InRock Candy Records re-released the album with expanded liner notes, bonus tracks, and a re-master of the entire original album. The newspaper's question about whether the heavy metal audience predominantly male would "accept a female screecher" underscored how groundbreaking what Wendy was doing was.
As far as the sheer power of the vocals, the Aberdeen Press from Janis Joplin 's home state said that Wendy was "doing vocally what nobody since Janis Joplin" has done, [ citation needed ] while a review in Creem called it a "breakthrough" record and Wendy "an aggressive female"; the review went on saying it was "kicking down traditional barriers".
Wendy's "physicality In earlyas a part of the support for the album and an attempt to continue their transition toward a metal audience, the band opened for Kiss on their Creatures of the Night tour. It was during this time that Gene Simmons approached manager Rod Swenson about producing the next Plasmatics album ultimately becoming the initial Wendy O. Williams solo offering, WOW. They replaced the guitar solo with a theremin solo.
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Tolliver Greg Smith. Metal Priestess. The Plasmatics' career spanned five studio albums and multiple EPs. The band was composed of lead vocalist Wendy O. Williams and various other musicians rotating Plasmatics (2) - Coup DEtat (Vinyl her over time. Aside from Williams and manager Rod Swenson, guitarist Wes Beech was the only other permanent member of the group. Guitarist Richie Stotts was a co-founder of the band and a mainstay of the pre-breakup core group — InRod Swenson, who received his Master of Fine Arts in  from Yale where he specialized in conceptual, performance and neo-dadaist art, held the view that the measure of true or high art is how confrontational it is.
He began a series of counter-culture projects which, by the mid-'70s, found him in the heart of Times Square producing experimental counter-culture theater as well as video and shows with the likes of the then-little-known bands The Dead BoysThe RamonesPatti Smithand others.
It was there that he met Wendy O. Williams her actual birth-given name, the O. The issue lay open to a page with an ad in the casting calls section for Rod's theater show Captain Kink's Sex Fantasy Theater. Wendy and Rod began auditioning potential band members in and, in Julythe Plasmatics gave their first public performance at what would later become the rock shrine CBGB on New York City's Bowery.
The band quickly realized they needed another guitarist to hold them together musically. Guitarist Wes Beech joined the group and he would become, after Wendy, the only permanent member of the band playing or touring behind or involved in the production of every Plasmatics and Wendy O. Williams record ever recorded. From playing a single weekday night, they moved quickly to playing repeated stands of four nights straight with two sold-out shows each night.
They had Plasmatics (2) - Coup DEtat (Vinyl stretching around the block and brought more fans into CBGB during this time LP any other band. The group quickly outgrew CBGB.
The band's stage show soon became notorious with acts such as chainsawing guitars in half part of their performance. Rod Swenson soon made a deal to book what was then a little-known polka hall called Irving Plaza from the Polish War Veterans who ran it at the time. The band repeatedly sold out the venue, with the Plasmatics helping to give Irving Plaza national recognition and launch it on the path to becoming an established rock venue in New York City.
Having then caught the full attention of the most important people in the entertainment world of New York City, the Plasmatics headlined the Palladium on November 16,the first group in history to do so at full ticket prices and without a major label recording contract. The Plasmatics were soon selling out shows in PhiladelphiaBostonvenues in New Jerseyand elsewhere in the Northeast.
It's one thing to play at subversiveness, but The Plasmatics, unlike other Punk bands The day after seeing the performance, Stiff put in an offer and a deal was inked within a month. As creative decisions go Stiff's choice to ask long-time Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller to be behind the console for these recordings was not the best. In addition to songs like "Corruption" and "Living Dead" — linked to TV smashing and automobile destruction — "Butcher Baby" featured a chainsaw sawing through a guitar, in place of a guitar solo, which was replicated during live shows.
The Plasmatics visited the UK for a tour, which met with opposition from some quarters including the Greater London Council GLCparticularly for their intention to blow up a car on stage and Williams' semi-nudity.
The GLC canceled the band's show at the Hammersmith Odeon after fire inspectors decided the show would not meet safety requirements, although police had already arrived to disperse the gathering crowd before the decision had officially been taken.
She showed her tits and she blew up cars on stage and broke TVs — and now it would just be normal. Stiff America had scheduled a release and a US tour. To capitalize on the band's popularity, the US edition of the album was packaged with a poster for the canceled Hammersmith Odeon show and an insert for the Plasmatics Secret Service, the official fan club. The album reached No. To kick off the tour, Wendy drove a Cadillac towards a stage at a free concert on New York City's Pier 62 loaded with explosives, jumping out moments before the car would hit the stage, LP, blowing up all the equipment.
The day of the performance, 10, showed up,  jamming the downtown streets and lining the rooftops. Even though it cost virtually the entire advance for the US release of New Hope for the Wretched to do it, Wendy was quoted by a reporter from the Associated Press as saying, "It was worth it because it showed that these are just things and The show was originally planned for only 2 nights but was later expanded to 4 due to large sold-out crowds.
In JanuaryWiliams' stage performance in Milwaukee led to her arrest on charges of indecency after she reportedly "simulated masturbation with a sledge hammer in front of an audience". A second album was long overdue but due to the ongoing legal battles and the Miller debacle with the first album, which was costly both in terms of time and money, it was agreed that this one had to be lean and mean.
Bruce Kirkland at Stiff agreed to put up the funds as long as Rod produced and the album was done in less than three weeks at a quarter of the cost of the first.
Given the recent turn of events, Rod proposed the name Beyond the Valley of The tour, inbecame "The World Tour". In between touring drummers, Alice Cooper 's Neal Smith was brought in to drum on the record. During the album's recording, the Plasmatics were booked on Tom Snyder 's late night TV show, on which the host introduced them as possibly "the greatest punk rock band in the entire world.
The album cover for Beyond the Valley was photographed in the Arizona desert where Wendy appears on horseback with the band without a drummer as the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse". During the last part of the tour, Rod was contacted by American singer, songwriter and Plasmatics (2) - Coup DEtat (Vinyl producer Dan Hartman 's office, asking for a meeting with Wendy and Rod. Hartman, who produced 38 SpecialJames Brownand others, had been working on a session in LA when he picked up Beyond the Valley of and could not stop playing it.
He felt it was "groundbreaking". He said, "I knew I wanted to meet these people and do something with them. The band needed more product but another album was premature, partly because Capitol Records was now making overtures for the next one. Bruce at Stiff was ready to release it and that summer Metal Priestess was recorded at Dan's private studio off his schoolhouse-turned-home in Connecticut.
Released early that fall, Metal Priestess saw the band move closer to heavy metaland included new members Chris "Junior" Romanelli replacing Jean Beauvoir and Joey Reese. The whole album was arranged, recorded and mixed within a week. Dieter Dierkswho had just come off a number one album with Scorpionsalso expressed interest in producing.
Coup d'etat was a breakthrough album that began to blend the punk and metal genres, something that would later be done time and time again by bands such as S.
Wendy also broke ground for her unique singing style. She pushed her vocals so hard she had to make trips into CologneGermany, where the album was being recorded, each day for treatments to avoid permanent damage to her vocal cords.
The Hartman demo was released 20 years later under the name Coup de Grace. The rawer version of Coup d'Etatwhich took less than a tenth of the time and a fraction of the budget, is hailed by many fans as the true version of the album. The video Rod produced and directed of "The Damned" featured Wendy driving a school bus through a wall of TVs, climbing onto the roof of a moving bus which had been loaded with explosives, and then singing from the roof and jumping off a few moments before the bus goes through the second wall of TVs and then blows sky high.
As touring began, it became clear that Capitol was beginning to turn away from the group in favor of groups such as Duran Duranwho could generate ten times the sales with none of the political liability and fallout. Soon after the album was released, Capitol Records dropped The Plasmatics.
Rod Swenson and Dan Hartman, who had finished demoing the Plasmatics Coup d'Etat album together, were called upon to finish the rough and raw project in the mix which they did at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Rod then shot the cover with Lemmy and Wendy on it and the raw crude project was put out by Bronze records.
InKiss asked for Wendy and the Plasmatics to appear as a special guest on their tour. Kiss wanted the controversial street edge that Wendy would bring as part of their tour and for the Plasmatics it was a chance to play in front of different audiences in different markets than they would ordinarily play.
By the end of the tour with KISS it was clear that, although the formal notice that Capitol would not pick up their option for a second album did not come in for six months, the relationship with Capitol was done. It had taken months and months for the deal to be done, months to record and release the album and now months to get out of the deal.
Coup De Grace (done in about a week compared to the later 2 months for Coup D'Etat for which this was a rehearsal) has the song "Uniformed Guards" which due to time was left off the original Coup D'Etat vinyl release. The song that became "Mistress of Taboo" on Coup D'Etat is here called "Mistress of Passion". A great collectors item! Jul 02, · The Plasmatics - Coup d'Etat (Full Album) Released: Recorded: Dierks Studios, Cologne, Germany, Genre: Punk Metal Tracklist: Put Your Love in. Plasmatics - Coup De Grace: Tracklist (Vinyl) A1: Put Your Love In Me: A2: Stop: A3: Rock N Roll: A4: Lightning Breaks No Vinyl+CDR 28 Listed For Sale: plasmatics coup d'etat.
Feb 07, · from the album Coup d'etat (). Lyrics: Path Of Glory Takes Me Out Of Here Exorcise Me Armageddon's Here Hearts Are Beating Sacrificial Curse Take Me Take Me Across The Universe What You Do Is.
PLASMATICS - Coup de Grace LP: HRR , ltd , x black, x transparent blood-red + x transparent ultra clear (HRR mailorder), gsm heavy cardboard cover, lyric sheet, poster: Wendy O. Williams - vocals Wes Beech - rhythm guitar Richard Stotts - lead guitar Chris Romanelli - bass, keyboards Joey Reese - drums-Put Your Love in Me-Stop. Feb 07, · from the album Coup d'etat (). Lyrics: Path Of Glory Takes Me Out Of Here Exorcise Me Armageddon's Here Hearts Are Beating Sacrificial Curse Take Me Take Me Across The Universe What You Do Is.
Coup d'état, an Album by Plasmatics. Released in on Capitol (catalog no. ST; Vinyl LP). Genres: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock.
Coup d'état, an Album by Plasmatics. Released in on Capitol (catalog no. ST; Vinyl LP). Genres: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock. Coup d'etat (–) By the spring of , a worldwide deal was inked with Capitol Records, and Dan Hartman offered to produce a demo of the album for Capitol with Rod at Electric Lady Studios, Jimi Hendrix's old studio, in NY. The whole album was arranged, recorded and mixed within a week.
Coup d'etat (–) By the spring of , a worldwide deal was inked with Capitol Records, and Dan Hartman offered to produce a demo of the album for Capitol with Rod at Electric Lady Studios, Jimi Hendrix's old studio, in NY. The whole album was arranged, recorded and mixed within a week.
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