Although the rock history books make scant mention of them, Wrathchild were early exponents of the high-haired, outrageously attired heavy metal movement of the mid-1980s. Fed on a diet of New York Dolls, T-Rex, and Black Sabbath records, Wrathchild amalgamated their influences into a glamorous and potent musical force. Bands such as Skid Row and Poison subsequently took this formula into the mainstream, and while Wrathchild didn't scale those heady heights, they left behind a highly entertaining musical legacy
. Here, the heavily hairsprayed band is captured performing live amid a blizzard of lipgloss and eyeliner at the Camden Palace in London on November 9, 1984.