Praise, Kudos, and Accolades for Helen Wheels

 

....Kitty Pedone....New York's Nightlife...KudosBerg.jpg (36295 bytes)
On stage, Helen Wheels is a motivating source of action. She generates the punky charm of Cyndi Lauper but sings with the gutsiness and funk that was the essence of the late Janis Joplin. Like a swashbuckler, she takes up every inch of the stage, kicking, jumping, sometimes wielding swords and swinging from ropes as her voice rises clearly above the band's high energy beat Helen's musculature is a part of the performance and evokes a sense of strength that can be seen, heard, and felt. Fans remember when Wheels used Ruthless and Lilith, her pet boa constrictors, as part of her act. Says, Helen, "It's funny, people think of me as macho and tough and mean because of my stage performance, but actually I'm a real quiet and sensitive person." She reconsiders for a moment, "I mean, anybody smart wouldn't mess with me anyway."

 

...Robert Duncan...Creem...
The only way you might forget Helen Wheels once you know her, that is would be if someone gave you a frontal lobotomy. Hey Time, need a cover?

 

..Robert Parody...The News World...
She's also blossomed into a better singer than anyone....would have imagined. She is every bit as good a rock vocalist as Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, or Deborah Harry.

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...Marty Racine...Houston Chronicle...
"****"...plays concussive rock laced with punk, disco, and heavy metal elements... Wheels... vocal phrasing that at times is reminiscent of the Pretenders' Chrissy Hinde of the B-52's. Wheels...creates a special intensity essential to all good hard rock and roll. This is a busy, live sound that transcends a fuzzy mix and hints of a live show that must be white light and fire.

 

....Dean C. Balsamini, ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE...
Wheels, who makes Joan Jett look timid by comparison, is the original leather rock 'n roller.