Sunday, August 21, 2011
NIGHTMARES IN WAX - black leather 12' 1985
Less a band than a training ground for a variety of Liverpudlian wannabes, Nightmares in Wax released only one EP during its brief existence, but that sole release was unforgettable. Neither did the band truly die, rather it evolved into the even more memorable Dead or Alive. Singer Pete Burns already had one failed group behind him when he formed Nightmares in Wax. The Mystery Girls also included Pete Wylie, Julian Cope, and Phil Hurst, and managed to play their first and final show on the same night. That gig, opening for Sham 69 at Liverpool's legendary punk club Eric's, took place on November 4, 1977. The group folded immediately after, with the members going their separate ways....