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The Plasmatics were a notorious American PunkRock band, notorious for breaking countless taboos because of their vandalizing stage acts, which even included chainsaws and sexual simulation by their sometimes semi nude lead singer Wendy O. Williams. The band was arrested several times because of public indecency. In 1981 their stage performance in Milwaukee led to the arrest of Wendy O. on charges of indecency, after reportedly "simulating masturbation with a sledge hammer in front of an audience". After resisting being searched she was thrown to the ground and he and her band members were beaten severely. The obscenity charges always led to to the band being acquitted, but made them more infamous.

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The Plasmatics were a notorious American PunkRock band, notorious for breaking countless taboos because of their vandalizing stage acts, which even included chainsaws and sexual simulation by their sometimes semi nude lead singer Wendy O. Williams. The band was arrested several times because of public indecency. In 1981 their stage performance in Milwaukee led to the arrest of Wendy O. on charges of indecency, after reportedly "simulating masturbation with a sledge hammer in front of an audience". After resisting being searched she was thrown to the ground and he she and her band members were beaten severely. The obscenity charges always led to to the band being acquitted, but made them more infamous.


* HelloNurse: During some shows Wendy O. performed in a nurse costume.


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* NaughtyNurseOutfit: During some shows Wendy O. performed in a nurse costume.


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* NippledAndDimed: Wendy is notorious for inventing the "punk rock pastie", a piece of black gaffer tape stuck over each nipple like a physical CensorBox to avoid breaching the letter of obscenity laws. Copied subsequently by other punk and metal performers with similarly body-flaunting habits.

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* NippledAndDimed: NippleAndDimed: Wendy is notorious for inventing the "punk rock pastie", a piece of black gaffer tape stuck over each nipple like a physical CensorBox to avoid breaching the letter of obscenity laws. Copied subsequently by other punk and metal performers with similarly body-flaunting habits.

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* NippledAndDimed: Wendy is notorious for inventing the "punk rock pastie", a piece of black gaffer tape stuck over each nipple like a physical CensorBox to avoid breaching the letter of obscenity laws. Copied subsequently by other punk and metal performers with similarly body-flaunting habits.

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A little public service announcement that we at Wiki/TVTropes would be very remiss not to make here: If you're feeling suicidal, ''please'' [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention get help immediately.]] Talk to a loved one at the very least and let them know how you're feeling. [[YouAreNotAlone There]] ''[[YouAreNotAlone is]]'' [[YouAreNotAlone help out there]], no matter what you might believe.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Maggots: The Record'', about humans being hunted into extinction by killer maggots.


'''The Plasmatics''' were a notorious American PunkRock band, notorious for breaking countless taboos because of their vandalizing stage acts, which even included chainsaws and sexual simulation by their sometimes semi nude lead singer Wendy O. Williams. The band was arrested several times because of public indecency. In 1981 their stage performance in Milwaukee led to the arrest of Wendy O. on charges of indecency, after reportedly "simulating masturbation with a sledge hammer in front of an audience". After resisting being searched she was thrown to the ground and he and her band members were beaten severely. The obscenity charges always led to to the band being acquitted, but made them more infamous.

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'''The Plasmatics''' The Plasmatics were a notorious American PunkRock band, notorious for breaking countless taboos because of their vandalizing stage acts, which even included chainsaws and sexual simulation by their sometimes semi nude lead singer Wendy O. Williams. The band was arrested several times because of public indecency. In 1981 their stage performance in Milwaukee led to the arrest of Wendy O. on charges of indecency, after reportedly "simulating masturbation with a sledge hammer in front of an audience". After resisting being searched she was thrown to the ground and he and her band members were beaten severely. The obscenity charges always led to to the band being acquitted, but made them more infamous.


* [[HeAlsoDid She Also Did]]: Wendy O. appeared in a porn movie, "Candy Goes To Hollywood" (1979), where she had a OneSceneWonder involving ping pong balls. The band also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and Wendy herself in an episode of ''Series/MacGyver''.


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'''The Plasmatics''' were a notorious American PunkRock band, notorious for breaking countless taboos because of their vandalizing stage acts, which even included chainsaws and sexual simulation by their sometimes semi nude lead singer Wendy O. Williams. The band was arrested several times because of public indecency. In 1981 their stage performance in Milwaukee led to the arrest of Wendy O. on charges of indecency, after reportedly "simulating masturbation with a sledge hammer in front of an audience". After resisting being searched she was thrown to the ground and he and her band members were beaten severely. The obscenity charges always led to to the band being acquitted, but made them more infamous.

The band was active between 1977 and 1987. Wendy O. released three solo albums of her own. Sadly, she committed suicide in 1998.

!! The Plasmatics' work provides examples of:
* AlliterativeTitle: "A '''P'''ig Is A '''P'''ig", "'''B'''utcher '''B'''aby".
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Their album "Beyond the Valley of 1984" explores [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Orwellian]] themes.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Wendy O. could shriek like no other. During the tour to promote "Coup d' Etat" she pushed her vocals so hard she had to follow treatment to avoid permanent damage to her vocal chords.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: They used chainsaws and machine guns during concerts.
* HelloNurse: During some shows Wendy O. performed in a nurse costume.
* IAmTheBand: Wendy O. Williams was clearly the most eye-catching member.
* LetsDuet: Lemmy (Music/{{Motorhead}}) did a duet with Wendy O. once: "Stand By Your Man" (1982).
* OneWordTitle: "Corruption".
* PopCulturalOsmosis: The band is perhaps more notorious for their anarchic and semi-pornographic stage shows and being arrested for this than their actual music.
* RefrainFromAssuming: "The Damned" is often referred to as "Prisoners of the Damned".
* RefugeInAudacity: The spectacle during their shows was amazing: chainsaws ripping up guitars, band members performing in masks and dresses, automobiles blowing up, televisions being smashed, shotguns being fired and Wendy O. regularly performing (half) nude, simulating sexual acts. They were arrested a couple of times because of public indecency, greatly increasing their notoriety.
* RevolvingDoorBand: Several musicians came and went in the band, making Wendy O., guitarist Wes Beech and manager Rod Swenson the only mainstays.
* RockersSmashGuitars: And TV sets! Sometimes they even use sledge hammers and chain saws to do so.
* [[HeAlsoDid She Also Did]]: Wendy O. appeared in a porn movie, "Candy Goes To Hollywood" (1979), where she had a OneSceneWonder involving ping pong balls. The band also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and Wendy herself in an episode of ''Series/MacGyver''.
* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: As violent and sexually suggestive as her shows are Wendy O. was actually a very sweet and nice person. Compare her stage shows to her interviews afterwards: it's quite a contrast.
* ShoutOut: Wendy O. Koopa, a character from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' lend her name from Wendy O. Williams.
* StuffBlowingUp: Their stage shows traditionally ended with this.
* TheUnintelligible: Like most hardcore punk bands their lyrics are difficult to make out and drowned out by the music.
* UnPerson: Guitarist Richie Stotts was a co-founder of the band, but after the release of "Coup d' Etat" he was edited out of band videos and not referred to by name in a 2006 compulation DVD of the band.
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