Although the 100% evil vamp was exclusive of the less sophisticated audiences of the 1910s, many of them lasted well over the early1920s, and gave way to the more realistic femme fatale, played so well by Garbo in the classic Flesh and The Devil (1927). The vamps: from top to bottom: posing with the big skull Virginia Pearson, the great Jetta Goudal, perverse Nita Naldi, Theda Bara in a still portrait of the self-mocking film Madame Mystery from 1926, Garbo, Olga Petrova and the leopard woman Louise Claum.
VAMPS put on an amazing show at Rams Head Live last night. I have been a fan of Hyde’s work for years but this was my first time seeing him live. His stage presence and vocals are truly something amazing that needs to be experienced in person.
“Underworld,” their latest album, sets itself apart from their previous releases. While each album brought something unique to the table, it feels as though the band’s sound has evolved and taken on a new, more refined shape. It’s definitely a strong album that I highly recommend picking up.