The versatile Helen
Wheels first began working witn members of Blue Oyster Cult
in the fall of 1970, but rock fans didn't hear results like the
classic "Tattoo Vampire" until BOC's platinum 1976 album, Agents
of Fortune. With the ensuing royalties, she started her first
band and became a beloved figure on the burgeoning punk rock scene.
She was soon as well known for spotting the talents of future
members of the Dictators, Twisted Sister and Pyschedelic Furs
as for her wild stage shows.
Helen continued to pursue her occasionally
elusive muse, entering the studio with her latest band shortly
before her tragic and untimely death January 17, 2000. Her Cellsum
release compiles for the first time many of the long out-of-print
seminal works in the only CD of her 30 year career as well as
a new recording with the Brain Surgeons and definitive interpretation
of "Tattoo Vampire" with Joe Bouchard and his X Brothers.
Cellsum Records released a compilation
record of new recordings of Helen's songs recorded by other artists
in early 2001. Members of Blue Oyster Cult,
the Dictators, the Del
Lords, the Brain Surgeons, the X
Brothers, Alice Cooper, Faith and Static Cling contributed
to this record.
HOME | ALBUMS
| ARTISTS | MERCH
| SHOWS | NEWS
| PICTURES | REVIEWS