Movie Review-Plasmatics – Live! Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes 1978-81 (DVD)

Track Listing

Want You (Baby) (July 26, 1978)
Tight Black Pants (June 9, 1979)
Dream Lover (May 17, 1980)
Sometimes I Feel It (May 17, 1980)
Squirm (May 17, 1980)
Butcher Baby (May 17, 1980)
Living Dead (May 15, 1981)
Summer Night (May 15, 1981)
Fast Food Service (May 15, 1981)
Nothing (June 19, 1981)
Summer Night (June 19, 1981)
Sex Junkie (September 22, 1981)
Squirm (September 22, 1981)
Lunacy (September 22, 1981)
Black Leather Monster (September 22, 1981)
Monkey Suit (June 18, 1980)

Review-It truly depends on how far you were into the underground scene to know what was the moment you discovered Wendy O Williams. Some may have seen her for the first time in the film “ Reform School Girls”. Some may remember when she used to date Lemmy of Motorhead. Others, will always cite the Plasmatics at the way they found out about her influential style and incredible power as a singer. This dvd features some stuff that is being shown for the first time. That is the selling point to buying this dvd, so now you can shut off your computer and race down to the music store or Barnes and Nobles and get this dvd now. Director Rod Swenson who shot and directed all of the videos for the band, also shot a ton of concerts the band played.The footage on this dvd is grainy at times but it raw and 100 percent honest. Most of this dvd plays out like a bootleg, but I did not mind. The audio and video quality is spotty at times, but it does not take away from the energy of the performances. If you are into gritty, in your face live performances that are not doctored or commercially trying to win you over, you will really get into this dvd. I just hope we get more from her in the future. Wendy O was one of those musicians that I feel we could always use more background and videos for this generation. This is a must buy

9 out of 10