"Next year she’ll serve her function in her Audrey Hepburn hat / It still won’t suit her much but she’ll get over that." Mmm, bet she personally thanked Elvis for that one. Then it's "Puppet Girl." Guess what that's about. Yes, correct.
"Earthbound" is crap. Elv has penned the line "If you think this is only a dream / Jesus probably wants you for a sunbeam," which not only doesn't scan but doesn't mean anything either. Then it's along to "Do You Know What I'm Saying?," "We Despise You" (Beatlesque in places), "Fill In The Blanks" (rocky, yet light) which have Wendy venting her slight annoyance at... well, generally people who think she's a bit useless. Queue surprise.
She concludes her first solo album with "Stand Forever" which she describes as "a pastiche of an Andrew Lloyd Webber finale." It is actually rather great. It has strings and she doesn't pretend to be in a huff on this one. Phew.
Ultimately, Wendy James has made an LP which is fairly proficient, but, more importantly, an LP which is dull. It's all about Wendy and her World, which is not enough for ten songs. Wendy has only two emotions: "irritated" and "angry." Unfortunately, she only has one singing style, which seems to be "trying to resist the urge to shout." Now Ain't