Meanwhile in January 1979 after a successful UK tour, WAYNE COUNTY & THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS prepared to tour EUROPE, taking in FRANCE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, and GERMANY, over a period of 2-3 months, most of the gigs being in Germany, but also playing THE GIBUIS CLUB, in PARIS, THE PARADISO, and THE MILKY WAY with THE DAMNED in HOLLAND, THE KANT KINO, in BERLIN, among many others.
While in Germany J.J. HENRI, and ELLIOT,
had to travel through communist EAST GERMANY, which was then the DEUTSCH
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, to reach certain gigs in the west ,which was an enlightening
and scary experience, east and west Germany being, at that time, divided
by the BERLIN WALL, WAYNE / JAYNE deciding to fly over east Germany with
VAL, because of the stringent border checks and interrogations by the
border guards which, at that time, were not known for their liberal attitudes,
especially towards persons of questionable gender.
Around this time, mainly due to the pressures of touring, relationships within the band were becoming strained, the tour finished, and the band returned to England, travelling to Ridge farm studios in deepest rural WALES, to work on ideas and tracks for the third L.P. THINGS YOUR MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU
was during this period, coupled with the time spent in Germany, touring
and performing, that the majority of the songs and musical directions and
experiments were developed by the band, for the album, and it was felt that
the right producer was crucial for the recording of it.
YOUR MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU.
album released in May 1979 was split into two distinct halves, side one
(US) portraying the traditional side of the band, and side two (THEM)
portraying the more experimental tracks, the track listing being:
The 7 inch
The album was a radical change of musical direction, and during the recording it became apparent that the band was sometimes pulling in different directions, leading to many wild moments.
the band rehearsed for another UK tour which started in April 79, and
the album was released in May 79, to great critical acclaim, some reviewers
comparing it to DAVID BOWIES, 'LOW' and IGGY
POPS 'LUST FOR LIFE', which is some compliment.
The live shows though, were dividing the critics, the band had dumped some of the old new York street tough numbers, and were playing more tracks from the new album, some of the press seemed to prefer the old style, and now WAYNE was sporting an even more feminine look, looking more like JAYNE, the audience response was generally good, apart from a few gigs with mixed attitudes, the most extreme one, being at
LYCEUM in London, co-headlining with the UK.
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