Wanda’s A State of No Mercy LP

This is their second LP, and there have been some changes. A few males are now in the formerly all-female line-up; the sound has gone from a rougher KLEENEX-type sound to a much slicker SIOUXSIE-influenced feel. What hasn’t changed is the lyrical radicalism, still inspirational.

Wanda’s The Ideal LP

This all-girl sextet from Holland combines an abrasive, post-punky quality with lyrics that address primarily personal concerns from a woman’s viewpoint. “Second Part” is a brisk, spirited rocker, but the rest of this album accommodates offbeat guitar figures that sacrifice a great deal of accessibility. Novel, though uninvolving.